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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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Tue - Sun 8:30 am - 7:15 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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 'Dead Christ' by Mantegna, the 'Pietà' by Bellini, the 'Supper at Emmaus' by Caravaggio and 'The Kiss' by Hayez are masterpieces that will leave breathless. And there is much... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The 'Dead Christ' by Mantegna, the 'Pietà' by Bellini, the 'Supper at Emmaus' by Caravaggio and 'The Kiss' by Hayez are masterpieces that will leave breathless. And there is much more...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Inside this museum you can see the most important paintings of Italian and European art of XIV-XV-XVI centuries.Not to be missed as masterpieces: the Christ of Mantegna and of Bramante and the Last Supper of Rubens. There is a collection of modern italian art, too (works of Sironi, Carrà, De Chirico, De Pisis, Medardo Rosso, Morandi).

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This art gallery is located in the palazzo brera, a lovely old building housing a number of art-related entities. Don't get confused by all the signs but just look for the Pinacoteca di Brera-you go up the stairs on the other side of the courtyard. This small museum houses some of the most preeminent artwork from the Renaissance including Bellini's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The gallery was wonderful. We took our time and enjoyed our experience. There were good cafes and restaurants in the vicinity but please be aware we were stalked by a thief in the middle of the day. We managed to avoid him but just a note of caution.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We managed to get in on the free day. There were sculptures as well as some modern installations . Well worth a visit. The architecture is beautiful and the gardens at the back were lovely.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

To avoid rush go very early in the morning! They open on Sundays too. You can get your tickets on site. We were at the pinacoteca at 8:15, we were the only visitors so the place was empty!

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

A Pinacoteca is a picture gallery. Absolutely worth the visit, especially this year with tickets so difficult to get for the Last Supper. If you are in Milano, the Pinoteca offers Renaissance / mannerist masterpieces by Caravaggio, Andrea de Mantegna, Raphael, Bramante, van Dyck, Tintoretto, Titian & more. World class museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Excellent museum with monumental masterpieces...Mantegna's Lamentation of Christ, Piero dalla Francesca's Holy Conversation, Caravaggio's Supper at Emmaus - to name just a few! And it's not crowded like some other great museums of Europe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I have been here several times, all with a guided tour, and it is worth the visit. There are several beautiful and famous pieces, and numerous pieces that aren't as famous, but that are just as mesmerizing. It's fantastic that so much art is available in Milan!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

They have greatly improved the positioning of their paintings since I last visited 5 years ago at which time it was very much a jumble. Magenta's dead Christ alone is worth the entrance price.

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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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