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Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore

Corso Magenta, 15, 20123 Milan, Italy (Centro Storico)
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Ranked #1 of 364 attractions in Milan
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

It is so easy to miss this wonderful hidden gem! Entrance to the church itself is free and it is such an impressive sight with frescoes completely covering the walls and the stories behind the church itself will leave you pretty breathless. For any people out there who love taking pictures bring a great camera and you will not be... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This is a very tiny church that if you not look for it you might end up passing by it and not even realizing it exists. Inside it, you'll see it contain very amazing paintings and frescoes, and as there is no entrance fee, you can just walk around for a few minutes

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London England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Definitely worth popping into after lunch at the Bar Magenta nearby. Quite spectacular. Make sure you see the 'back half' of the church and the frescoes of Noah's flood.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We went to this church on a Monday since the stay.com app said it was open, however, very few tourist attractions are open on Mondays. We did go back the next day and were happy we did. Just as everyone else says, very beautiful art but I wouldn't say this is the top attraction in Milan. It's a small place... More

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Richterswil, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Really beautiful frescos. A couple of them by the pupil of Leonardo da Vinci. One of the highlights of our Milano trip. Friendly volunteers explaining the frescos.

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Pardubice, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

From the outside you would not expect what you are about to see... This miniature church in a quaint corner of Milan ushers you through its traditional entrance and opens up into a ceiling to floor adorned walls covered in religious art. Every inch of every wall is used as if artists canvas... It really is gorgeous. Free to come... More

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

San Maruizio al Monastero Maggiore is a totally hidden treasure in Milan. The buidling facade is anything but enticing however once you enter this space everything changes. Every inch of wall space is devoted to frescoes and they are incredible! The images roll around in my head even now and I am taking a small group to see them in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I was in milan for a week so I had time to do most of the top places, this church was one of my favorites not only because it was different but also there was a man that explained to me how did it work, what the paintings ment. I fully recommend it, also because it's well locate, yo must... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This is a small beautiful church that you can visit for free. It is not the top attraction of Milan but it is worth a visit. What is unusual about this church is that the choir is completly separated from the main body (central nave) of the church. Frescoes are beautiful, especially the ones in the central nave, though be... More

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

The frescoes were beautiful but definitely not the top spot to visit in Milan. There was, however, a wonderful choir and hymn book stand in the back part of the church that are must sees for sure. Otherwise a simple charming church but those are a dime a dozen in Milan.

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