Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan

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Santa Maria delle Grazie, a 15th-century church and Dominican convent, is home to Leonardo da Vinci's "Last Supper," one of the world's most famous paintings. The masterpiece is kept in separate, protected room; small groups are let in at specific times to view it. Book well in advance if you want to see the artwork. You can also admire frescoes by Ferrari, Bramantino, and Zenale. Work out when and for how long to visit Santa Maria delle Grazie and other Milan attractions using our handy Milan trip itinerary builder website .
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  • The church itself is not particularly interesting. As the world knows, the Last Supper is in the monks’ dining room in the refectory. Since it is empty, you can really stand back with a good perspecti...  more »
  • Monumental work of Leonardo da Vinci who lends itself to speculation about the portrayed characters and the message that you want to transmit. It would be interesting to that room contase a platform in the middle of the room to appreciate the picture at the same height. Ah! On the opposite wall there is another large painting that does not diminish to nothing.
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  • It was remodeled by Bramante on will of Ludovico Sforza who wanted the Tribune as a mausoleum for his family, the style is Renaissance. In the refectory there is da Vinci's last supper.
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  • Beautiful Church, but the main attraction is obviously the Last Supper... stunning piece of artwork, looking better then expected, obviously due to extensive restorations. Innovative method of viewing, as you go through a series of doors that open and close behind you, sealing the room to outside dangers to the fresco. Entrance costs €4.50 and should book in advance, as if you buy at the church you get given a slot of when your turn to go in is, but for me at least this was only a wait of 2 hours so easy to return!
  • Worth spending time to see the last supper. You have to be fexible to get a ticket. It shows fully booked, when you are trying to book it online. Go early around 8:00 to the ticket counter and you might be lucky to get a ticket (due to cancellation by others). Most of the time you do not have any choice. Atleast you will be able to visit the fresco.
  • Just need to be aware: the visit to Da Vinci's all time classic need to be booked and go through security check. You can take photos. But please do remember: DO NOT USE FLASH!! Turn off your flash before enter the chapel. Be a good behavior tourist.
  • Pleased to visit there. Clean and comfortable to see the human legacy. However we borrowed the guide machine and gave us wrong language. In the middle of tour we did not know what to do. And when we returned the machine back to the staff she blamed us not to change it ourselves and even not apologize to us. Hard to image a world class human legacy has trained this kind of staff.
  • Viewing is limited to 15 minutes and one must go through several sealed doors to reach it as every attempt is being made to preserve this centuries-old masterpiece. As in so many cases, one cannot truly appreciate this artwork from photos. It has a tendency to subdue/silence observers. No flash allowed but not needed. A must see church, because it is the site of The Last Supper, one of the few extant paintings of Leonardo da Vinci. The painting is still in fairly good condition, in a large climate controlled room which can accommodate a crowd. Each group is limited to a 15 minute viewing, which is ample time. The museum is closed on Mondays. The church is located in the heavily trafficked center of Milan.

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