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Palazzo Reale

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Centro Storico
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Address: Piazza Duomo 12, 20121 Milan, Italy
Phone Number: 020202
9:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun 9:30 am - 7:30 pm
Mon 2:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tue - Wed 9:30 am - 7:30 pm
Thu 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 9:30 am - 7:30 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Amazing old palace

I must to admit it wasn't looking very promising outside but Ines inside is beautiful... breath taking the only bad thing is the furniture isn't very nice not according with the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There has been a governmental building at this site, just Southeast of the Duomo, for many centuries. It gradually transformed into a fort and later evolved into a palace. It became a center of power around 1546, when the Governor of the region, Ferrante Gonzaga, set up residence here. Over the next five centuries, fires, war and remodeling projects transformed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I must to admit it wasn't looking very promising outside but Ines inside is beautiful... breath taking the only bad thing is the furniture isn't very nice not according with the decoration. But I do recommend to go to visit

Thank Ljubica B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We saw two wonderful exhibitions. One of MC Escher and the other was Katsushika Hokusai. Not only were both extensive and well displayed but interesting from the standpoint of both being wood block print makers. If this is typical of this museum's performance then this is quire a place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Just been today to visit this fantastic display. Well presented , informative, great collections, good fun

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

There are a lot of paintings to see. Fantastick art and a lot of astonishing rooms from another century. Prices are at 12 euro for adults and i think there is a reduced fare at 6 euro. In my opinion the best room is the SALA DEL TRONO or the room of the throne!!!!!!

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Great exibition! Besides the most known Escher drawings you get a complete history of his life and work. A very good insight on his life. Very good Exhibition setup with some practical experiments to learn about some "tricks" of the master.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

The Palazzo Reale is on the right hand side of the Duomo when looking at the Duomo from front on. They hold a number of special exhibitions there and on this occasion it was one that included most of the major works of M.C. Escher. We only saw the Escher exhibition, not the rest of the Palazzo Reale - but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

if the Escher exhibit is till on, don't miss it. in a really nice museum , just near the Duomo the Escher was fascinating. but indeed the whole museum is good and the location makes it so easy. Highly recommended

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

If you like art and you are in Milano, do not miss this place, Royal Palace and its exhibitions always is an attraction for everyone. I visited a really nice exhibition dedicated to Escher, interactive games are fun. I suggest you to watch the video on the life of Escher before entering. Full ticket 12€ (10€ reduced for children, students... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We visited the Palazzo Reale for the Escher exhibition & thought it was excellent. Our children thoroughly enjoyed the interactive parts of the exhibition & our 8 year old declared that Escher's work is "awesome" at the end of it. Well worth a visit.

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Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
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