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Pinacoteca di Brera

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Address: Via Brera 28 | Brera, 20121 Milan, Italy
Phone Number: 39-02-722-631
8:30 am - 7:15 pm
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Tue - Sun 8:30 am - 7:15 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

See some of the world’s most stunning, centuries-old paintings from Italian...

See some of the world’s most stunning, centuries-old paintings from Italian masters including Caravaggio and Raphael. The gallery’s collection is housed in a 19th century former monastery.

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This is a must see not only for painting lovers. It's free to get in on the first sunday of the month, worth to try go that time.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must see not only for painting lovers. It's free to get in on the first sunday of the month, worth to try go that time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great way to spend the time looking at vibrant paintings. This was suppose to be the Louvre of Italy that Napoleon tried to start. The outside has sculptures and great sitting area if you did not want to pay the entrance fee but DO pay. The arts of works inside are fantastics. Yes there are plenty of religious paintings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Pinacoteca di Brera, in terms of the status and value of its collection is quite equal to Louvre and Uffizi gallery. Depending on how much you love exploring the art of painting, you can spend hours here. I spent half a day and immensely enjoyed it. The innovative thing about Brera is that the provide insight about the storage and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a Saturday. No crowds! Our private tour guide was fantastic and he gave us a detailed explanation of many of the paintings. The paintings are gorgeous. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Brera collection is a gem. It is set in a beautiful building with a majestic courtyard. The paintings are almost all religiously themed, except for the last room where Hayez's famous Kiss is on display. The walls are painted to colours that match the paintings atmosphere. The Veronese, the Bellini and the Pietro della Francesca are especially nice contributions.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a huge art buff then this is the place for you. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Milan. You would come across classical pieces of art that will render you speechless. Be prepared to spend a couple of hours there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful premises. The museum in itself was nice, although very focused on Christian representations. A good tryptic of the Christ's body, interesting presentation of works. But the best surprise was that we were there when the students of the art school on the ground floor were showcasing their works, so we got to walk around the whole building and really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The photo accompanying this review site shows the handsome courtyard of the Palace of the Brera, built around the time of the American Revolution. Inside you will find beautifully remodeled galleries full of marvelous works of art from the 14th through the end of the l9th centuries. This is one of the chief attractions of Milan, along with the Cathedral,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Main reason for visiting here was to see their Caravaggio - unfortunately it was on loan to another museum in Tokyo I believe. So not off to a great start.The collection seemed very much geared to the art of religion with little else to make a visit worthwhile. I have been to a number of galleries but I found this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Pinacoteca di Brera ("Brera Art Gallery") is an art collection in Milan, Italy. It contains one of the foremost collections of Italian paintings, an outgrowth of the cultural program of the Brera Academy, which shares the site in the Palazzo Brera. The Palazzo Brera owes its name to the Germanic braida, indicating a grassy opening in the city structure:... More 

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Brera captures the real essence of the city. It is an excellent mix between history and modernity, where tradition meets innovation. Here design and beauty reign. On Via Brera there are the famous Pinacoteca (galleries), the National Gallery of Modern and Antique Art, and the Academy of Fine Arts. Interior design boutiques and intellectual cafes are typical of the district. Walking along Via Madonnina is a must to admire the architecture of buildings and the design stores. On Sundays, going to the local market is an unmissable opportunity for fashion, style and art. Tucked away, there is the Orto Botanico di Brera botanical garden that seems like a painting framed in an ancient fairy structure. Last but not least, it’s worth a visit to Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli with its Planetarium, the Civico Museo di Storia Naturale (Natural History Museum).
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