Pirelli HangarBicocca
Pirelli HangarBicocca
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10:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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The area
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Neighborhood: Bicocca
Although Bicocca is a peripheral district, many visitors will find it appealing. The district is enveloped by the immense Parco Nord (North Park), one of the largest parks in Europe. Inside is the theater Arcimboldi, one of the most important contemporary theaters where concerts and shows are organized. In the same area, there is the University of Milan Bicocca, whose distinct architecture rivals a movie set. Coffee shops, a multiplex and a shopping center are in the campus, along with the Fondazione Hangar Bicocca, one of the most famous museums of Contemporary Art.
How to get there
  • Sesto Marelli • 8 min walk
  • Villa San Giovanni • 9 min walk
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4.5
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Very good
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Yolk
Milan, Italy2 contributions
Dec 2019
Really amazing new art exhibition was really fun and amazing. I didn't imagine what all can be the art, you should see this if you arein near, the hangar is big and you can easily be here for 2 hours. They offer free refreshments.
Written February 3, 2020
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Gabrielle L
Zurich, Switzerland11 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
It is really worth making the effort to visit the Pirelli Hangar. The location and the surroundings themselves are worth visiting. Exhibition with different 'light rooms' was something we had never seen before. Each room, which are actually containers within the hangar, has a different mood created by light (by Lucio Fontana). In the next big hall, there are the container towers designed by Anselm Kiefer - somehow scary but all the more impressive.
Written October 24, 2017
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poptastic
London, UK88 contributions
Feb 2018 • Solo
If you are a fan of Anselm Kiefer and contemporary art more broadly, and you are going to Milan, do try to visit the HangarBicocca. I saw two shows there, the permanent, breathtaking installation of Kiefer's 'The Seven Heavenly Palaces' and a fascinating re-installation of the work of Lucio Fontana, both made possible by the massive exhibition spaces in what literally is a Hangar. It is not that convenient to get to and during the week, at least, parking was a pain. (My top parking tip after spending a lot of time driving around trying to find a legal parking spot is to head straight for the nearby shopping centre multi-story car park). However, the art more than repays the effort, entry is free and the cafe is a beautiful and restful place to recover from any travel traumas!
Written February 26, 2018
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artnik
Brooklyn, NY370 contributions
Oct 2017 • Solo
It’s hard to describe how ambitious and remarkable this exhibition space is. The Anselm Kiefer installation is awe-inspiring.
The restaurant is really good, and on Sunday there is a brunch buffet that’s enormous.
Written November 1, 2017
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Caren L
Melbourne, Australia33 contributions
Oct 2017 • Family
We were thrilled to discover this great art space. Unusually for something in Europe, it was free entry. Worth paying for though! The permanent Anslem Kiefer installation is quite extraordinary. The industrial building spaces are great areas to show off the art and add a lot of character. We are at the bistro; food was good and well priced. There was a room for the kids at they entry where they could do some drawings, roll around on some mats or read books (Italian and some English). All the staff were helpful and friendly. Public transport in Milan is easy and cheap. We had no trouble travelling here with 2 small children (2 and 4yo). Great way to spend a day!
Written October 7, 2017
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Nonlodico
Paris, France2,583 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
Great discovery of this Contemporary Art Foundation sponsorided by the famous industrial family Pirelli, italian leader for car tires.
A huge industrial hangar trasformed in a deep art experience. Hosting an oustanding Anselm Kiefer piece of art, The Seven Heavenly Palaces 2004-2015 that is alone worth the visit. Temporary exhibits on, an amazing Lucio Fontana is on now! And on the top of it no entrance fee: Thank you Pirelli, you rock!
Written October 1, 2017
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Fudge03
Sussex, England1,279 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
What a fabulous space for art! Worth the effort to get out there - metro to Sesto Mirelli then a short walk. The permanent Anselm Kieffer installation is breathtaking, and when we visited the main space had a series of astonishing Lucio Fontana installations. Highly recommended
Written December 29, 2017
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Ryan O'Flynn
London, UK142 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
I visited recently to check out the Seven Heavenly Places exhibition – it was MIND BLOWING! You have to go and see it to understand. The exhibition is located about 30 mins cycle from the centre of Milan, but easy to get to from metro. Free entrance, which is unbelievable. There is a restaurant onsite, we popped in for a coffee which was so so cheap, 1.50 euros. It’s a no brainer.
Written August 14, 2018
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tunai
Colorado170 contributions
Jul 2017 • Solo
I discovered Hangar Bicocca by chance while I was surfing the Net and was determined to visit it. Since it's on the outskirts of Milan, I wrote for directions and received prompt replies. I took the metro to Ponale and then walked through a bustling suburb for about ten minutes, following signs. It was really easy. No industrial wasteland, no worries about safety. The main reason for going there was Anselm Kiefer's The Seven Heavenly Palaces which is a permanent installation and consists of seven towers made primarily with reinforced concrete. I'm a huge Kiefer buff, so this was a very special visit. If you have the time, please go. There is no admission fee and the temporary exhibits are always interesting. It takes about 30 min. by metro from the center to reach Ponale. Do look up their website for opening hours, etc.
Written July 5, 2017
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Kaytall S
5 contributions
May 2017 • Business
A place to go, out of the ordinary. You can also have lunch at the bar/restaurant with open air tables. A bit far from the centre.
Written May 31, 2017
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  • Fri - Sat 10:30 PM - 8:30 PM