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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 404 attractions in Milan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Suffolk, England
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

If you just visit the street side of this church then you have missed the best bit. To access the main part you need to go into the museum next door and through that into the rear of the church. Quite amazing. There is a sign on the door, but it is not very obvious.

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I was very curious about this church why it's the #1 attraction in Milan on TA, so after this expectation I was disappointed a little bit. The church inside is under reconstruction, partly closed. When it will be ready, it will be beautiful for sure, but now, in this state there are many more much better attractions in Milan. But... More

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Montreal, Canada
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65 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This place is a small hidden jewel located near then Milan Cathedral. There is no entrance fee, except for the archeological museum. However, the main part is the church itself, including many very nice paintings everywhere on the walls and the roofs. I would recommend that place as a top attraction in Milan.

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Peterhead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

missed the best bits of this Church due to refurbishment. What we could see was excellent. Only 3 star, but having seen photos of it without the scaffold, it is probably a 5 star visit. Just be warned and check in advance.

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Monroe, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Typical of the underdog that everyone roots for, this church is good enough to be raved about but if you thought it was the best thong to see in Milan, you would be mistaken.

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Nieuwerkerk aan den Ijssel, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

You wouldn't expect it from the outside, but the church is very pretty and light on the inside. It has a nice ceiling and beautiful paintings.

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Ikast, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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