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The Historical Archive
The Historical Archive is composed of two large rooms that were the ancient Capitoli where the hospital's Board of Directors met and where the most important decisions were made.
From the end of the 18th century these rooms are destined for the Ca 'Granda Archive and they contain all the documents of the Ospedale Maggiore, from its origins in the 15th century to the present day.
Under frescoed vaults, huge shelves and the watchful eye of the benefactors portrayed in the paintings on the walls awaits you an unforgettable visit.
Every weekend (Friday-Sunday) until April 8th, you can discover secret documents never made public.
The Crypt is located below street level and is the ancient cemetery of the Hospital where the skeletons of over 150,000 people are kept.
This burial ground has been a crossroads of facts and personalities of the city; here Leonardo da Vinci carried out studies of anatomy, here were buried part of the dead of the great plague and was also a meeting place for carbonaries during the revolutionary movements of the mid-nineteenth century, part of the fallen of the 5 days in Milan were in fact initially buried here.