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Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan

4.5
#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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  • Now the building itself this gallery is worth a look. Not to mention the departments and malarzach, whose works are inside. Attraction for those interested in art.
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  • Definitely worth the visit if you like, or love Renaissance art. My group of 4 friends gave it 1-2 hours for wandering and viewing. (You can tell that it appealed more to some than others.)  more »
  • This Museum doesn't need comments. Features works of incomparable beauty, well preserved and displayed. It is exciting. Only points for improvement: ticket faster to avoid endless queues forming (an operator is insufficient) and equip the microphones and guests of headphones to avoid confusion given the high number of visitors.
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  • If you are in Milano, this is a must see. The art students that frequent the area for university make it a really interesting and genuine atmosphere. The art housed here is a collection that is second to none. Plan on spending a good amount of time here and walking away knowing you experienced a true Italian treasure.
  • 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.
  • Founded 250 years ago, this art gallery is part of Italian culture and history. If you understand classic art then you can't miss it
  • A very underrated gallery. Given the collection within the gallery I can’t understand why this isn’t better known. Th collection includes such artistic heavyweights as Caravaggio, Rubens, Canaletto, Raphael, Tintoretto and Canova. The gallery was intended by Napoleon to be an Italian answer to the Louvre and while it might not quite measure up it’s still a very impressive gallery.
  • The collection of paintings is fantastic. However, there is also an impressive old library which is worth a visit. The ground floor of the building is a school of arts, so if you stroll through it you can get an insight on the students' work there and that's also quite an experience.
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