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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 395 attractions in Milan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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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Laval, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

I will agree with everyone who said that the exterior is not particularly impressive, but that the inside is a must-see. There are two parts to visit and all walls are covered in frescoes telling biblical stories, most of them (I believe) from the 1500s.

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Included this church into our itinerary after reading great reviews at TripAdvisor and must say it was worth a visit. This place has free entry with some really magnificent paintings. You can click pictures but without any flash.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

When we found that to visit The Last Supper needed trickets booked months in advance we asked the concierge at the hotel for somewhere to go and this is where she suggested. From outside it looks like many other Milanese churches but inside ...! It is truly beautiful with many magnificent paintings and decorations. I would strongly recommend that if... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Even if you're not an art enthusiast, this church is absolutely worth a visit. I visited right after leaving the Last Supper mainly because of the high rating on Trip Advisor. Entrance to the church is free and you can take as many photos as you wish. If you're in the area, be sure to check this church out as... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is an out of the way hidden jewel in Milan that is a must visit. Beautiful frescoes on many of the walls plus an impressive altar. make sure to enter the back room where so many of the frescoes are painted.

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Dingle, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Checked into an AirBNB apartment and host Stefano recommended Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore as being better than the Duomo. It is an absolute gem. Virtually every square metre of the interior of this apparently non-descript building is decorated and graphically illustrates the strong relationships between the people and their religion and the nuns and their vocation. This... More

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This Old Benedictine Monastery is definitely worth a visit! There are volunteers who will accompany you around and explain the history of the former Womens Benedictine Monastery and the many paintings in it. There is no fee. We left a donation. For us, it ranked up there with visiting the Last Supper and the Duomo.

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Akureyri, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I was travelling in Milan doing a school-project with two of my classmates. We had written a paper on Milan beforehand and brought it with us to be able to track down all of the attractions but we had never heard of the Chieza di San Maurizio until one afternoon we didn't have anything planned and decided to check TripAdvisor.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is one of must-see in Milan. There is nothing much to see outside but inside the interior is impressive. All the paintings are in good quality and well maintained. * Impresive paintings, * no entrance fee, * brochures in english for free, * close to Metro - Cairoli station, * it takes 20 to 30 minutes to enjoy it.

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