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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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Excellent gallery.

And too bad that I am not an overly cultured type. It was great to see groups of school kids being introduced to the art world in such a fantastic setting. You need at least half... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

And too bad that I am not an overly cultured type. It was great to see groups of school kids being introduced to the art world in such a fantastic setting. You need at least half a day to soak it in at a very measured pace. Do not forget to get an audio guide.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This is a good place to visit if you are in Milan and want an art fix (but it isnt a mega art mecca if thats what you are looking for... .try the Last Supper if thats what you want)... . the works of art are decent but the whole building itself and the layout of the works of art... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This is an incredible museum in the heart of Milano, located on the first floor of an art school. It is chock full of Masterpieces and beautiful art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The rooms are dedicated to single schools of painting and you can therefore see the development in a single sweep of the eyes around four walls. More than that, there are some famous and moving pieces of art that are well displayed and will stay with you for a long time. We are still talking about some of the art... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were perhaps unlucky as parts of the exhibition halls were being re hung. The gallery is large enough for you to choose which sections you want to prioritise and there was useful seating to sit and peruse large works. Unfortunately there were several school parties attending at the same time as us so I have yet to get a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

You can view the courtyard for free. It is beautiful. To purchase tickets and view the paintings, follow the signs and take the double stone staircase up to the ticket counter. (In Italy elevators are generally used only by visible disabled patrons). There is a gift shop with guidebooks in English and an extensive selection of Italian language art books.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Not an art lover but impressed with the giant size arts. My personal fav is "The Kiss" and "The Strike"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Great gallery of best masterpieces of religious painting of XIII - XV centuries. Totally worth going! Tip: try to get there in the morning, we had to wait for an hour at 1pm, and the line kept growing until 4pm when we left. Although, it was Easter, so maybe that's what explains the crowds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Beautiful gallery in an area 10 minutes walk from the main centre. Fairly quiet in an otherwise bustling city centre.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Always good to see a working art school set within this big gallery (think Royal Academy) Just be prepared for school groups. I would not be letting kids take stupid selfies and being so loud, but clearly that's not a problem here. However the artwork is brilliant and you should be awestruck by a few pieces at least. A few... More 

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