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Brera Picture Gallery (Pinacoteca di Brera)

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Address: Via Brera 28, 20121 Milan, Italy
Phone Number: 39-02-722-631
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8:30 am - 7:15 pm
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Tue - Sun 8:30 am - 7:15 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: See some of the world’s most stunning, centuries-old paintings from...
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.
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My kind of art - they point out the highlights

Lovely building and stillness and peace , not to mention aircon in the hot city. Well laid out galleries which allow you to dawdle and sit and contemplate the artworks or to do... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Lovely building and stillness and peace , not to mention aircon in the hot city. Well laid out galleries which allow you to dawdle and sit and contemplate the artworks or to do the whlstlestop tour of the highlights - you decide. A well spent couple of hours in a really lovely part of town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Decided to visit here on a Sunday afternoon The surrounding area in Brera district has lovely bars and restaurants as well as upmarket shops and bars The building is deceptive in size and the gallery is located on the entire 1st level. Mostly religious artwork but there is a small more modern collection. You will need to walk around with... More 

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

In a two week visit to Italy this was one of the highlights. It has an impressive collection of mainly religious art ( if you like to see paintings of people suffering then this is the place for you! ) The paintings are very well displayed and there are many seats to rest. I paid the extra for a recorded... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The gallery housed a huge array of paintings and works of art. We are not art connoisseurs, but we did enjoy the art and the history. The gallery has many different rooms and there seems to be enough space for everyone to pause, view and contemplate. There are also places to sit and relax. Every first Sunday of the month... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

For those who love art, this is a must. Beautiful paintings in a famous and beautiful gallery. I had never heard of The Kiss by Hayez but it truly a painting that joins my list of favourites.

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Amsterdam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This museum has works of art by Titian, Raphael, Piero della Francesca. Rubens, and many other great artists. Do not miss the famous The Kiss by Hayez and Triste Presentimento by Gerolamo Induno. This painting portrays so well the sense of abandonment, the waiting, and it seems so strikingly contemporary as the girl looks like she's holding a cell phone,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Small museum, but top collection. Take an audio guide for 5 eur extra and dwell on some of the top pieces. Definitely worth visiting between shopping. If you pick your choices you can do it in an hour

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Much of the art of Milan is in its boutiques and department stores, if you want to have a nice break from shopping, take the time to see this gallery. It is a good size with a better collection sampling different periods, much more Italian mostly Renaissance, but then, it is Italy. Collection is well organized and since it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I first visited the Brera in 2007 and wanted to return to see old favorites - and to share it with friends. A wonderful collection. One highlight is the Caravaggio painting, "Supper at Emmaus" and another is the strangely foreshortened "Dead Christ" by Mantegna.When I saw the "Dead Christ" in 2007 it was hung with other paintings at eye level... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

There are many examples of Renaissance art-which is, of course, mostly the same subjects of the Annunciation, Madonna & Child, etc. Although it is interesting to see how the different artists interpret the same subjects, I found it boring after a while. Apparently it is an art school and library as well as a museum. We had some difficulty locating... More 

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Additional Information about Brera Picture Gallery (Pinacoteca di Brera)

Address: Via Brera 28, 20121 Milan, Italy
Phone Number: 39-02-722-631
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Brera
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 7:15 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 7:15 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 7:15 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 7:15 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 7:15 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 7:15 pm

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Brera captures the real essence of the city. It is an excellent mix between history and modernity, where tradition meets innovation. Here design and beauty reign. On Via Brera there are the famous Pinacoteca (galleries), the National Gallery of Modern and Antique Art, and the Academy of Fine Arts. Interior design boutiques and intellectual cafes are typical of the district. Walking along Via Madonnina is a must to admire the architecture of buildings and the design stores. On Sundays, going to the local market is an unmissable opportunity for fashion, style and art. Tucked away, there is the Orto Botanico di Brera botanical garden that seems like a painting framed in an ancient fairy structure. Last but not least, it’s worth a visit to Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli with its Planetarium, the Civico Museo di Storia Naturale (Natural History Museum).
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