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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 #18 of 401 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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Acton, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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Waregem, Belgium
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The pinacoteca is in the nice neigbourhood called Brera. The building itself is impressive, but so is the art collection too. Mostly religious art though. I also discovered a few Flemish masters and there is a small but very nice collection of modern art (e.g. Modigliani). Really nice to stroll through all these rooms.

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Bryan, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The gallery has a nice collection of frescos and a wide range of work from the Renaissance. The outline website describes the collection well. All signs are only in Italian but you can get an English audio tour guide. The collection is particularly good if you like large paintings that could dominate a huge room.

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Toronto, Canada
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

I can understand an art gallery lending paintings to an exhibition, but I find it totally unacceptable that Brera Gallery would charge full price for visiting it's Permanent Collection when most of it's most important galleries were shut to the public. At least three quarters of the paintings I wanted to see were in closed galleries. It is one of... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Just across the Duomo! It's very beautiful and packed with tourists. Its historic feel with a modern touch is just amazing. Don't miss it.

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Domburg, Suriname
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A few very famous paintings e.g. By Piero della Francesca and Pellizza da Volpedo. Clean the Piero della Francesca and add a reproduction of Volpedo's second version of the Fiumana painting to the first one owned by the Brera collection, so that visitors can fully enjoy the importance of this great work. And how cheap this would be. Italy is... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Impressive complex. Not a huge place or huge amount to see but the map/brochure highlights the "greatest hits" and you might choose some of your own! Gift shop has many interesting, affordable, offerings. Because our time in Milan was limited we made more expensive reservations in advance..not necessary or any faster entry at the time of our visit. Afterwards stroll... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Located in the same prestigious building of the well known Academy of Fine Arts, the Pinacoteca di Brera contains one of the greatest 15th to the 20th centuries art collections in the world. Among the many masterpieces on display, visitors can admire some of the most extraordinary works by master painters of the Renaissance, such as Raffaello Sanzio (The Marriage... More

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Again ,Milan doesn't have that many great museums,this one isn't either. They require more pros than this but there just isn't anymore to say. ordinary at best

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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is one of the best museums in MIlan. Raphael, Caravaggio but the main reason is to see works like "The Kiss". Spent about 1 1/2 hours and bought ticket with not much of a wait outside.

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