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Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore

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Address: Corso Magenta, 15, 20123 Milan, Italy
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Nothing much from the outside, but heavenly inside!

If you didn't know, you'd walk right on by this church. But inside, it is floor to ceiling frescos! The church has a wall inside that divides the nun's cloisters from the main... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you didn't know, you'd walk right on by this church. But inside, it is floor to ceiling frescos! The church has a wall inside that divides the nun's cloisters from the main church, but the wall doesn't go all the way to the ceiling, so that the nuns could hear the services and the church attendees could hear the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Spectacular paintings on the walls, some by famous Lombard painter Bernardino Luini and his school. An old monastery, was part of the church, and a divider has been built in the middle, to protect the cloistered nuns from the public during mass. Massive restorations have brought back the splendour of this monument. An incredible organ is in display in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is clearly one of the best kept secrets in Milan. This small church is wonderfull and you can visit it for free. The frescos are very impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I walked past this trying to find it. So glad I turned around. Such beautiful paintings and the colour in the back chamber is out of this world, especially given the age of it. Just follow the door to the right hand side at the back of the first room. Never seen a more well preserved fresco. Do not miss... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can easily see this lovely place on the way to/from the Last supper or an easy walk from the Duomo. Well worth it with many lovely frescoes - especially round the back. Nice last supper and Noah's ark. Free admission.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In via Magenta, in your way to Santa Maria Delle Grazie, you find this apparently uninteresting church which hides a wonderful frescoed universe behind the high altar. It well deserves a relaxed stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called the Sistine Chapel of Milano. A must see for anyone who likes art in situ as it was meant to be seen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Next to seeing the Last Supper mural, this was the most interesting and beautiful site we saw in Milan. While it is smaller than others, it is packed with exquisite art and a great history. Do not miss it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very beautiful church; maybe not from outside but inside is stunning! It has just been reconditioned and the artistic techniques are amazing! No fee for entrance, it can be visited everyday!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Next door to the archaeological museum and a most interesting building with a screen which was used to separate the Benedictine nuns from the rest of the congregation.

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