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Brera Picture Gallery (Pinacoteca di Brera)

Address: Via Brera 28, 20121 Milan, Italy
Phone Number: 39-02-722-631
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Milan Brera Museum Walking Tour
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Ranked #17 of 371 Attractions in Milan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: See some of the world’s most stunning, centuries-old paintings from...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 8:30 am - 7:15 pm
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.
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The Brera is a fascinating art museum. Located on the second floor, the museum entrance stairway is just past the statue of "Napoleon, the Martyr for Peace." If that isn't ironic enough, the Italians call the statue "Napoleon and Tinkerbell." You'll see why when you visit. The art work is superb, the museum well organized, and the staff friendly and... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

As you enter the courtyard entrance to the museum you could initially think your in the wrong place as it is full of international students milling around there is a real buzz of excitement in the air. When you get inside the museum the artwork as you would expect in Milano is breathtaking. Honestly, I only went because I knew... More 

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Uppsala, Uppsala Län, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This was a gallery that contained just enough and not too much. Mostly big Renaissance paintings with Bible themes, which I love. Also some Modern art, which would have been fun to see more of!

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London, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A gallery rich in masterpieces of Italian art from pre-renaissance to almost modern times. Don t miss the Bellinis , the Piero della Francesca and so many more!

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Devon England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This was an impromptu visit as it was pouring with rain and we needed an indoor activity We walked from the M3 Montenapoleone station which took 10 minutes. The building alone is impressive, centred around a quadrangle. Very well set out gallery with an extensive shop. There was restoration work in one of the halls , but this didn't cause... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

If you are at least a bit interested in art don't hesitate to visit Brera Picture Gallery - among lesser known paintings and lots of medieval religious art you can find real gems - not only Italian ones but also wonderful examples of Flemish and Dutch art. Definitely worth visiting - the collection is great and the price is reasonable.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A very fine muesum of religious art works and paintings. The building is very beuatiful and the whole settig works for the gallery. Its a bit dull for kids unless they like 12/13/14/15 century religious art. but otherwise a great visit

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This museum contains some masterpieces that shouldn't be missed. Created by Napoleon, its collection was formed by political motives rather than artistic ones but the overall result is stunning and really captures the soul of Italian art. In the courtyard, you can find the huge bronze statue of Napoleon as Mars by Canova and in the gallery, there is another... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Whether you are religious or not, the paintings in this gallery are beautiful. They are also huge. My favorite painting there is St Mark Preaching to Alexandria; it is a crazy mix of people and architecture and camels (the painter Bellini took artistic license to a new level).

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Unfortunately we were limited in time due to a train to catch to Verona. Raced around this gallery to quickly see the paintings and in particular "The Kiss" by Hayez. Would have liked more time to really appreciate the artwork.

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