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Central Monument in beautiful Urbino

This is probably one of the least impressive architectural structures within Urbino but everywhere... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
Manchester, United Kingdom
Can't miss it

Standing in front of the Ducal Palace you can hardly ignore this 2500 year old Egyptian monolith... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
Phoenix, Arizona
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Sep 6, 2018
“Central Monument in beautiful Urbino”
Oct 3, 2016
“Can't miss it”
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Piazza Rinascimento | Davanti a San Domenico, 61029 Urbino, Italy
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Reviewed 6 September 2018

This is probably one of the least impressive architectural structures within Urbino but everywhere else it would be a must see. This little town is so full of fantastic architecture and structural beauty that this monument almost seems ordinary.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Standing in front of the Ducal Palace you can hardly ignore this 2500 year old Egyptian monolith. It is impressive, but once again, asks the colonial question of "What is it doing here?" And in this case, why is it mounted with a cross. Just...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

Standing next to the Duke's Palace and the cathedral, this is a beautiful polished marble obelisk from ancient Egypt, now somewhat incongruously surmounted by an iron cross.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

I went there after the visit at the palace and I maybe was expecting something different, but if you walk there go check it out, it doesn't take much

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed 25 August 2015

It is the typical obelisk you can find in many towns but it is not as impressive as the one in Paris or the one in Rome.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank PLLMilan
Reviewed 24 August 2015

This is an obelisk, which was originally in Egypt in year 580 B.C. Taken at first to Rom, and than to Urbino in 1737. It is placed in front of the Ducal Palace and CHurch of San Domenico.

Date of experience: August 2015
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