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Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore

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Address: Corso Magenta 15, 20123 Milan, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0220404175
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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We decided to take a peek inside by chance, not knowing the whole church was adorned with colourful frescoes. The music added so much to the atmosphere, too. A must visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jena, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Glad this was part of our tour. Fantastic architecture, art work, and history. The story behind the martyred saints was most fascinating and quite bizzare by today's standards. Nevertheless, the visit was exceptionally educational. It gave me an deeper appreciation for the wonders of this great city. There's plenty more to see on our future trips.

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Jena, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We decided to take a peek inside by chance, not knowing the whole church was adorned with colourful frescoes. The music added so much to the atmosphere, too. A must visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Remarkable frescoes by Luini (father) cover most of the internal surface of this church which won the place the nickname of Milan's Sistine Chapel a 'tramezzo' wall separates the public part of the church from the area that was once reserved for the clergy. the wooden choir alone is certainly worth a visit. More frescoes here, by the Luini brothers... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The frescoes decorating this church are well-crafted, and the sheer number of decorations surrounds the viewer with images. The ceiling decoration of lacy panels is lovely. The panels on Noah's Ark are especially beguiling. But, with due respect, this work bears no comparison in terms of quality to Michelangelo (or Ghirlandaio, Botticelli, Perugino) in the Sistine Chapel. Enjoy this church... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A church covered of magnificent frescoes. Above all the paintings of Bernardino Luini in my opinion the best desciple of Leonardo . A very fascinating place

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you look at the church from outside, you hardly even notice it: grey, simple, not attractive. BUt as soon as you get inside, you say "WOW!" It's fascinating, all the walls are painted with wonderful scenes by one of the most important painters of that time: Bernardino Luini. The church has been restored recently so colours are bright and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You don't have to miss it, it's really impressive. It's called the Sistina Chapel of Milan, it's just 5 minutes by foot from the Last Supper and Santa Maria delle Grazie church. The entrance is free.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not far from Santa Maria delle Grazie and the Last Supper you can visit the amazing San Maurizio Church. An impressive masterpiece like a previous small Sistin Chapel. Don't loose it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Originally attached to the most important female convent of the Benedictines in the city, San Maurizio is now in use as an archaeological museum. The most important artwork of the church is the cycle of frescoes from the 16th century covering the walls. Don't miss it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The interior decoration of the church is overwhelming. It is best to have a guide, and to take some time just sitting and drinking it in. A must see.

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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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