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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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I spent about six hours in here, and could have done it again. Well laid out and the audio guide was good. They have machines with touch screens and English translations sited... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I spent about six hours in here, and could have done it again. Well laid out and the audio guide was good. They have machines with touch screens and English translations sited next to work which has been restored. Absolutely fascinating.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I've been in Milan with my family last april. It was our first time in Milan. The city is amazing! We visited the Brera gallery with the tour guide Neiade. We found it on visitaliacard.com . The price was reasonable and we also got a good discount because we had the Visitalia city pass. For our kid the city card... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This establishment has a fantastic range of art gems. Thanks to a local resident art-savvy friend we saw this gallery during our all too short stay in Milano. Be prepared for some great works.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We visited late in the day, about an hour before closing, we hardly saw any other visitors making it easy to get close to the paintings of note.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

There are incredible masterpieces on permanent show plus some of the best art exhibitions on in town. My favorite is Caravaggio's Christ taken down from the cross.A real must if visiting Milan

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Milano, Italia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The title says it all. If I sound like a proud Milanese well... I am! Anyhow, it is a superb collection of paintings from the late Middle Ages to the last century. If after the visit you have time to spare or just want to relax in the shade, go and see the Botanical Garden behind the building. It's worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A wonderful selection and display of artworks. Helpful guides, eager to speak English, plenty of space between items. I disliked having paid to enter, and then noticing a small poster saying that I could get the same entry for 1/10th of the price, that very same evening until 23h.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I loved loved the museum. And I went very early in the morning so I was virtually the only person there. It was nice and peaceful and I have to fight with the crowd. There were a lot more of the renaissance pieces than I had expected. Also, there was a room where you could watch one of the pieces... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is a collection of Italian paintings mostly from 14th to 16th century. It is mostly dedicated to religious themes depicting Jesus, The Virgin Mary together with saints & non saints who had commisioned the art. This type of art has been used in order to validate the saintness of the saints throughout history. The methods of depiction is the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We hate to say that there can be too much art, but this comes close. So many pieces that it overwhelmed and tires. The lighting of the artwork was excellant. Sour staff more interested in their phones.

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