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Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan

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#2 of 376 in Museums in Lombardy
Pinacoteca di Brera sits above a prestigious art school in a former monastery. As you wander from room to room, you'll be traveling to different centuries and art movements, with a focus on Italian religious art. Admire paintings by Caravaggio, Raphael, and Titan. Pick up an audio guide to learn more. Bring as little as possible with you; this gallery has no coat check. Discover how to plan a Milan trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • This museum is in quantity rather than quality. The number of masterpieces is very limited. There is the Mategna Christ. And there are especially the Cena in Emmaus of Caravaggio, which is worth only not only the detour, but simply the trip. But beside these two works here, there are very few paintings that would make me come back in this museum.
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  • If you are fan of art and paintings this is the place you have to visit! On the ground floor there is the entrance of the library, don't forget to have a look!  more »
  • Really nice-like building, as a museum. Well organized. The works are placed in chronological order (to this day), and are of various artists, known and unknown, Italy and abroad. Especially wonderful works of Mattia Preti; Hayez's Kiss; the flood of Pellizza da Volpedo (preparatory to the final work "the fourth estate"); the Christ by Mantegna. Full price tickets cost €10.
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  • Incredible collection. It was such a pleasure to spend the afternoon here. Usually after about 30 crucifixion scenes in most museums I want to move on, but the way this collection was laid out and explained was marvelous. The plaques were so informative and many had a second plaque with either descriptions by other artists/art critics or things to look for in the paintings. There were so many different takes on the birth of Christ, crucifixion, etc that were incredibly moving even for someone like myself who is not religious. The museum is laid out beautifully. We were there for almost three hours and it felt like the time flew by.
  • Large collection of arts across the different decades. Very impressive display and there are many more in storage as they rotate them due to lack of space for display. Place was a bit understated from the outside and art displays were upstairs. Ticketing staff could have been more informative for non Italian speakers and it's also strange that they told me to keep my duffle bag in locker when I am about to finish the viewing at the end of the gallery.
  • Some great reproductions of statues and monuments. Love the wide stairs and the view from the top down to the square. They also hold classes here for Italian language. If you like to see Milanese architecture, you won't be disappointed by visiting.
  • My best experience in a gallery. Pinacoteca Brera is not too huge like louvre in Paris. I spent two hours enjoying the paintings without fatigue.
  • I loved the collection, you can enjoy art pieces from different periods. Found one painting of Rubens (The Last Supper), one of Caravaggio. Typically you will spend there 1h or more. 1st Sunday of the month is Free of charge! I recommend also to visit the souvenir shop.

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