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Pinacoteca di Brera

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Address: Via Brera 28 | Brera, 20121 Milan, Italy
Phone Number: 39-02-722-631
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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See some of the world’s most stunning, centuries-old paintings from Italian...

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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Pinacoteca di Brera Art Gallery Tour

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Beautiful art museum!

Mostly religious works in the main hall... Also some contemporary art, and a really cool area where you can watch experts restore damaged works! Gorgeous architecture, too!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Kate P
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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mostly religious works in the main hall... Also some contemporary art, and a really cool area where you can watch experts restore damaged works! Gorgeous architecture, too!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not much to do here The gallery is hard to find and it mostly lucks like an old building The astronomy museum is very boring

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Thank Corina P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The art gallery is beautiful. I liked very much the building full of art masterpieces. All the paintings are from wonderful centuries. It's not hard to find the Pincacoteca di Brera from the downtown. From the Duomo you go to via Mercanti - piazza Cordusio - via Broletto-Via Ponte Vetero- Via Madonnina- Via Marco Formetini - Via Fiori Chiari and... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Maybe I suffered from museum fatigue when I visited this museum but I thought it was an endless row of galleries with huge paintings. Lots of Renaissance and religious art and some "modern" Interesting to see an ongoing restoration of a painting in a large glass work space

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best galleries to visit for renaissance art. Extensive collection but not so big that it's tiresome to go around. The collection is expertly hung and the audio guide is worth having.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to go here as a nice way to get out of the rain! Thoroughly enjoyed wandering around this and taking in all the magnificent paintings. Unfortunately The Kiss Hayez was on loan (but luckily to another museum in Milan, the Galleria d'Italia) but still worth going to visit!!

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Thank Amber G
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Brera is one of Italy's great galleries and contains an exceptionally interesting collection of paintings, the majority with a religious theme. A visit to the Brera should be high on any traveller's list.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Somehow I don't think the potential of this place is fully realised. We went to see The Kiss by Hayez but it was on loan to an exhibition of his work also in Milan (which we ended up seeing and was really good). I suspect you need to be really interested in Italian Renaissance painting to visit. From the bottom... More 

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Thank Syd M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the one hand - only a couple of hours to quickly become familiar with the contents of the other - you can walk every day for a month.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pinacoteca displays well a good collection of Italian masters from the 16th to 18th century, plus a small number of more modern works. The paintings are well spaced, not lumped together as they are in some galleries. We did not experience a large crowd, and were not hurried. I was struck by the vibrancy of the colours of the... More 

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Brera
Brera captures the real essence of the city. It is an excellent mix between history and modernity, where tradition meets innovation. Here design and beauty reign. On Via Brera there are the famous Pinacoteca (galleries), the National Gallery of Modern and Antique Art, and the Academy of Fine Arts. Interior design boutiques and intellectual cafes are typical of the district. Walking along Via Madonnina is a must to admire the architecture of buildings and the design stores. On Sundays, going to the local market is an unmissable opportunity for fashion, style and art. Tucked away, there is the Orto Botanico di Brera botanical garden that seems like a painting framed in an ancient fairy structure. Last but not least, it’s worth a visit to Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli with its Planetarium, the Civico Museo di Storia Naturale (Natural History Museum).
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