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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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The museum helpfully gives you a map with the highlights of the museum's collection on it. Take the audio set. On the way to the highlights, stop at the other paintings that are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The museum helpfully gives you a map with the highlights of the museum's collection on it. Take the audio set. On the way to the highlights, stop at the other paintings that are commented on. The commentary seems to come from various people, so sometimes detailed, sometimes left you wishing for more, but useful all the same. In between, there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Lots of old masters, mainly religious themes. Lots of examples of the early use of perspective, including Mantegna's foreshortened Christ, which I was absolutely thrilled to see in real life.

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The Brera is more often closed than open, so you will be lucky to get there and actually get in on the first try. Because they do have some amazing treasures like the famous Mantegna Dead Christ or the Raphael Wedding of the Virgin the administration obviously thinks that there will always be people willing to put up with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Our hotel staff directed us to this gallery. We were in awe, it was not crowded and you can take all the time in the world.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

If you like art and painting you have to visit La pinacoteca di Brera. One of the things there is to see.

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Great gallery with an amazing work of arts! Every art lover should go there! For art history students the entrance is free, so when I was living in Milano, I've been there many times. It's not to crowded so you can experience the atmosphere there and it's easier to take a look on your favourite pictures.

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Great gallery, not too crowded so that you could see all the works easily. Has works by Bellini, Mantegna and Raphael. Good bookshop also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The fee is fair. $10 euro, plus 5 dollars for headset if u need. The arts are amazing. There's no question for that. But for English users, the explanation only have 51 pieces of arts. I just wish I can understand Italian so that I can hear all tho. The most interesting thing for me is they have a glass... More 

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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Not to be missed. You will find a collection of masterpieces ranging from the Renaissance to the modern art. Botticelli, Caravaggio, Bramante, are on display in this unique building located in the best area of Milan.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Great collection over 38 rooms. A bit overwhelming so take your time, and take rests on seats around gallery. Good shop, pity there's no cafe.

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