Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore

Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, Milan

Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore

Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore
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9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • Cadorna • 4 min walk
  • Cairoli • 5 min walk
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GEDLosAngeles_CA
Los Angeles, CA465 contributions
How shall I put this? One of the great Romanesque churches in the world.

Just as Sainte Chapelle in Paris is the epitome of the gothic style, the Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monstero Maggiore is, in my opinion, the epitome of the romanesque style. The gothic style architecture was developed to let more light into the church (or cathedral) and provide for picturesque stained glass windows, perhaps because the Romanesque style before it was kind of dark.
Written July 7, 2022
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Francesca R
Varese, Italy480 contributions
A hidden gem in the centre of Milano. The church is absolutely amazing. It is wonderfully painted and it contains an imposing ancient organ.
A special mention to the guides, all volunteers.
Please make the time to visit this church, it's great.
Written June 27, 2021
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Irene T
Epsom, UK35 contributions
Couples
What a beautiful church and it is free and no barriers to stop you from getting close to the paintings on the wall. You must visit this church if you are going to Milan. It is located between cathedral and the last supper building. You must visit.
Written June 26, 2022
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Chad H
Austin, TX282 contributions
Extremely impressive church. Do not be fooled by the unassuming facade. There is such beauty in the artwork inside. Frankly one of the best churches we have ever entered. I do not understand why more do not see church. The museum is always quite good.
Written October 9, 2021
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EileenBM
Magherafelt, UK253 contributions
Friends
We went here as part of a walking tour. It looks such a simple Church from the street that you are overwhelmed with the colour and richness within. The tour leader went to great pains to explain all. Wonderful place
Written January 1, 2020
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Libby S
Noosa, Australia40 contributions
Family
You must book tickets fairly well in advance to see this wonderful painting by da Vinci, and it is well worth it. Only 25 visitors at a time are allowed in and only for a 15 minute stay, after passing through 2 air locks. Incredible, don't miss it.
Written January 19, 2013
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krentenbolletje
Bochum, Germany19 contributions
Friends
On a short trip to milan a friend and I would have almost walked by this amazing treasure without noticing it. The church's outside is more than just simple and does not give a single hint at the sheer beauty within. Fortunately the Touring Club Italiano had the excellent idea of placing a very friendly gentleman outside of the church to tell people that there is much to discover inside.
Having walked through Milan's hot and busy streets the whole day, a moment of peace in a shady old church seemed like a good thing to us.
What can I say? Going inside may have been the best decision of the day. It is hard to put the overwhelming beauty of the frescos into words. There is no way of describing only half of the details. This is real, genuine art. It tells a story of hard work, dedication, wealth, faith and centuries of culture. This treasure can measure itself with the greatest works of art, including the Last Supper and Sixtus' Chapel.
If you are in Milan and have just the slightest sense for art or culture, this gem is something you cannot afford to ignore. Go visit it, take one of the multilingual flyers with you and feed your soul with the breathtaking beauty of this place!
Written June 25, 2012
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Trek-Always
Alpharetta, GA2,493 contributions
Couples
Worth a stop but I would not consider this a top site in Milan given all of the other choices.

This church is part of a 9th century convent and is from around 1500. It is constructed in/near part of Milan's ancient Roman wall.

It has a simple exterior but inside is a very nice series of Luini frescos. Also, the ceiling adornments and some other details are very nice.

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Written June 5, 2014
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CatalinVlad
Bucharest, Romania22 contributions
Solo
This is a small beautiful church that you can visit for free. It is not the top attraction of Milan but it is worth a visit. What is unusual about this church is that the choir is completly separated from the main body (central nave) of the church. Frescoes are beautiful, especially the ones in the central nave, though be aware that the entire right side of the central nave is under renovation so you will not be able to see anything on that side. Visted on the 27th of december 2013.
Written January 3, 2014
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niki101
London, UK767 contributions
Couples
With the first step in San Maurizio, my breath was taken away. I heard about the church from many excellent reviews from Tripadvisor but didn’t expect to see such allure. It contains stunning frescos dating back to the 16th century.

The building is a monumental hall divided in two parts: one hall for the public (just behind the front entrance) and another (the larger hall behind the main altar) for the nuns. To reach the second hall you need to go through a small entrance on the left of the main altar.

There are beautiful images (such as of St Catherine) around every corner. The most important painter involved was Bernardino Luini, a Lombard Renaissance master influenced by Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael. Luini's work was continued by his children and pupils Aurelio and Giovan Piero Luini, and by artists like Callisto Piazza, and Simone Peterzano; the latter will be the master of Caravaggio.

There is a small brochure in English which is very informative.

I wish I could stay longer but had to leave as my Last Supper ticket time was coming up. The church is only a ten minute walk from Santa Maria delle Grazie.

The entrance for San Maurizio is free. There is more good news: unlike most churches in Milan, this one is open all day!!!
Written November 11, 2012
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