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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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Ranked #19 of 407 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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Surrey, England
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

This is the place to go to if you love (Christian) religious art, especially by Italian artists. Lovely gallery - entry cost 9 euros.

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Southampton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The art here is 80% very early with an emphasis on Italy. There are a few paintings by Caravaggio(1), Rubens and Rembrandt(1) which are not marked out as significant. Entrance fee is expensive compared with other Milan museums so you need to decide whether you will be seeing sufficient for your interest.

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Riverside, California
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Good location and easy to reach. Large selection of masterpieces. You could easily spend several enjoyable hours here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We were greatly looking forward to seeing this gallery and seeing and learning about Italian masters. Unfortunately, although relatively pricy, there were no descriptions in English. I learnt nothing about the Italian Masters and to be honest , we felt we had wasted an afternoon. I think some museums and galleries forget that good curating can make or break an... More

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Darien, Connecticut
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The Brera is just spectacular. Check out the Brera Pinacoteca website before you go. You'll find masterpieces from different Renaissance schools of art- Raffaello, Mantegna, Bellini, Piero della Francesca & when I visited there were no crowds.

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bury st edmunds
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I had only a small amount of time to devote to my visit and I had some particular works I wanted to see so I was pleased to discover that entry was free on the Sunday morning I arrived. There were a lot of visitors but this large gallery absorbed the numbers and I was able to stroll and look... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Chances are that if a foreigner visits Italy will not stop at Brera. That is a shame. Brera hosts masterpiece from mainly North Italy, dating from middle ages to at least the 19th century. The museum is also not immense and certainly not crowded, making it a much better experience that other more renown (Uffizi and Accademia in Venice, for... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I decided to visit Pinacoteca di Brera instead of Ambrosiana as Wikipedia said that this is a gallery that can be compared to El Prado in Madrid and the Louvre in Paris. The truth is far far away. This is a badly-organized gallery where you start with paintings from the 14th century then go to the 20th century! and then... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I think you should go there if you appreciate art. There you´ll find famous artists´works, in many rooms.

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Alberta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A few outstanding works but otherwise fairly average. We visited on a really sweltering day and were disappointed that the museum was not air conditioned.

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