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Brera Picture Gallery (Pinacoteca di Brera)

Via Brera 28, 20121 Milan, Italy (Centro Storico)
39-02-722-631
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As featured in 3 days in Milan
Ranked #17 of 404 Attractions in Milan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: See some of the world’s most stunning, centuries-old paintings from Italian masters including Caravaggio and Raphael. The gallery’s collection is... more » Owner description: See some of the world’s most stunning, centuries-old paintings from Italian masters including Caravaggio and Raphael. The gallery’s collection is housed in a 19th century former monastery. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Spent the most amazing two hours and could have spent longer but had to meet someone. I would recommend hiring an audio guide as it added immensely to the enjoyment of the exhibits and gave an initial focal point. Every room was a delight but a little overwhelming as there was so much to take in which is why I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

If you love art, don't miss the Brera. Some of the masterpieces are stunning and they include works by some of the most gifted artists in history. This place is right up there with the world's best art galleries.

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La Romana, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

A trip to Milano is justified just to visit the Pinacoteca Brera. Make sure you reserve your tickets on the internet in advance, to make sure you get in. It includes outstanding masterpieces of Italian and other European artists from the middle ages through last century. We spent 2 days there but they were not enough. We will return. Get... More

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Andouille, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

there are not enought explications to understand all the portraits in the museum. I think they should improve on it because the portraits merit to be understandable.

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Dayton, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We don't mind religious art if it is good and this collection was very good--lots to see and enjoy. Glad we took the trouble to find this place in our tour of Milan. It also allowed us to visit another neighborhood in the city. a good sto for us.

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Stockholm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A big museum. A lot if paintings. Unfortunately to many of them, I think, was of Jesus and or Maria. Boring in the end. It was done other really nice ones, like Caravaggio etc but to few. Nice building in a nice district.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Set up by Napoleon to house all the art work taken from the churches he closed down.........so if you like religious art it's good, if not avoid.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Stuffed with great artwork and worth going to and spending the day in the surrounding area....so much art nearby too.....and area is full of chic, trendy boutiques and restaurants.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Went to see the paintings (didn't disapoint), but bying the tickets were a bad experience. No signs telling about prices, not even a sign telling this was the booking office desk. Four employees talking to each other without catching a glimpse of new customers. My husband asked politely if this was the right place place to buy tickets and got... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Interesting old gallery, but who knew there were so many paintings of the crucifixion. While you are in the building you might also want to visit the National Library to see what they have on exhibit and poking around the art school is also kind of interesting.

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