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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 400 attractions in Milan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Ikast, Denmark
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I thought this place was interesting. There are many beautiful paintings, but by the way the artist paints the hands, you can see that it is not a world-class artist. Still, I am happy getting to see this place. It's for free as well. One thing though. I am a Christian and for me it seems there are many things... More

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San Francisco, California
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54 attraction reviews
425 helpful votes 425 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We loved this church, it's no Duomo by a long shot, but it was lovely. We almost left before we saw the back part (which is really where everything is), and had we done that we would have been perplexed as to what the big deal is. Be sure and go back there, it's quite the revelation.

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Travelling all through Europe this was one of the most impressive things ive seen. Was completely overwhelmed by it's beauty and I am not religious. Its a must see, and please make a donation. Stunning.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Upon first entering the Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, your thought may be that it it just another ancient church with beautiful frescoes, but walk to the left around the back to the Nun's Hall and you will find a hidden treasure trove of beautiful 16th century frescoes. The unique thing about these paintings is that they do... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Well worth a visit on its own, the frescoes in here are amazing in their color and variety. Fascinating detail in the various biblical stories - be sure to see what befell the folks who literally missed the boat in the Noah's Ark series. Also interesting to see the serpent in the Adam and Eve story has the face of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A concentrated fresco covered church close to the viewer and endless in perfection. Go there and you will agree

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sao paulo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It is a very unexpected place. A small church. Very rich in details and paintings. You can see a beautiful "cenaculo". There is a small museum also.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

This was a fun stop at a little church with frescoes everywhere. Not crowded on a Sunday at noon so you could get up close. The Noah's ark piece was fun (let's pick out the dogs and the unicorns!) but hardly a serious work of art. Much of it was very good though and worth the stop.

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Long Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Every once in a while a tourist finds a place where they can truly connect to that special feeling one gets when they find a "secret treasure". This is one of those places. Very few people bother with this church and it's quite empty. The frescos are unbelievable. Stunning is too mild a word to describe these under appreciated treasures.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Amazing! I lived ten years in Milan and had never heard of this beautiful church. I visited it today and was told that while I lived here the church had been closed. It reopened in 2007 along with the museum next door. This is so beautiful and should definitely not be missed if you are visiting Milan. The entire church... More

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