Ospedale Maggiore Ca' Granda Università Statale

Ospedale Maggiore Ca' Granda Università Statale, Milan: Hours, Address, Ospedale Maggiore Ca' Granda Università Statale Reviews: 4.5/5

Ospedale Maggiore Ca' Granda Università Statale

Ospedale Maggiore Ca' Granda Università Statale
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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
  • Missori • 6 min walk
  • Crocetta • 7 min walk
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Alessandro F
Milan, Italy25,713 contributions
The enormous but magnificent structure was built in 1456 by a Tuscan architect: Antonio di Pietro Averulino, popularly knows as Il Filarete.
He also worked on the Sforzesco Castle and on the Cathedral.
He designed a large rectangular building in Renaissance style arranged around a series of inner courtyards.
The hospital moved to a new location, north of the city, in 1939 , the Ca’ Granda was renovated, after damaged of Second World War and now is the center of University Statale of Milan
Written November 2, 2019
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FactotumDellaCitta
London, UK3,701 contributions
Couples
The former Ospedale Maggiore, now the University of Milan, is comprised of multiple courtyards, surrounded by stately buildings. We enjoyed a stroll through beautiful and largely empty courtyards (students were on vacation).
Written January 21, 2017
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Brun066
Florence, Italy11,056 contributions
Business
The University of Milan isn't certainly one of the oldest in Italy: it dates back only to the 1920s (the Lombard University was until then only that of Pavia). For a combination of events, however, now it features probably the most beautiful architecture of every Italian university. In fact, its headquarters as well as its Humanities Departments occupy the building that was before a large, impressive, ancient hospital founded in the mid-fifteenth century
(the population traditionally called it "Ca 'Granda", meaning "Large Mansion").
This was at the time a model hospital, which testifies by its size (as the "Duomo" does), that at the end of the Middle Ages, Milan was one of the first cities in Europe (perhaps the largest along with Paris).
The building shows a typical Lombard style, dated (according to the construction periods) from the late Gothic to Baroque.
The main courtyard has a strong visual effect. It was accompanied by eight minor courtyards , four on the north-east side, four on the south-west one, of which only the latter retain the memory of the original style, the others having been destroyed by bombing in WW II .
The complex is obviously animated by the presence of the students, who have this beautiful building available for their studies. But tourists also should not overlook this main evidence about the glorious past of the city.
Written November 15, 2013
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j l
New York City, NY2,152 contributions
Family
My tour guide took me to this university. Over 60,000 students are enrolled here. It has nice building and history behind them. School was bombed during WWII and people rebuilt it.
Written October 25, 2016
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Stefano M
Penang Island, Malaysia228 contributions
Friends
Designed by Antonio Filarete and completed by Amadeo in the 15th and 16th centuries, it was one of the Dukes of Milan main projects: a huge general hospital. Now it is the main seat of the oldest amon Milan's five universities, the Universita' degli Studi (aka Statale). The main courtyard is huge and very elegant, mostly in late Renaissance style; next to it are four smaller courtyards, early Renaissance. It is all occupied by Uni institutes, but you can come and go as you please. If you walk along the 15th century facade to corso di porta Romana you can vist the Renaissance church of San Nazaro - a nice detour.
Written July 15, 2012
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Matt T
Edinburgh, UK71 contributions
Solo
No charge. Free access to what is now university. Lots of information boards around in both Italian and English. Fascinating history - amazing to think it was founded almost 600 years ago.
Written February 14, 2020
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Marta M
Milan, Italy22 contributions
voluntiers of Touring club Italiano will show you many important painted with the image of benefactors and doctors of the Ca' Granda.
Written February 13, 2020
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nicolas s
Milan, Italy2,345 contributions
Friends
not only the style of the building is great , but the courtyards are gorgeous as well, recently restored , it gets to full life during the Furniture and Design show, when exhibits are displayed
Written October 13, 2016
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Chiara_chiara10
197 contributions
The building was one of the first hospitals in the world, and its made by 9 courtyards (8 small on the sides, one big central). The post war reconstruction was very conservative, and it is a marvel in itself. Currently, the building hosts the central offices of Milan state university, and your visit will be intermingled with students' life. You must appreciate the red bricks and the gorgeous ornaments of the central court and facade on via Festa del Perdono. Take your time to visit the small courts and the Library (right side of the central court on entering). If you can, go upstairs and see glimpses from the Duomo and surrounding palaces. The site is full of panels explaining the various parts and the history. Sometimes free guided tours are organized. Better in a sunny day, but it is worth of a visit anyway. 5 min from the Duomo, do not miss it.
Written August 30, 2016
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GianPev
Aix-les-Bains, France278 contributions
Family
Nice example of architecture of ancient Milan! Very close to the centre of Milan and you can go by walk. Just go to appreciate the architectural work of this ancient hospital milanese. Take snapshot of the wide internal court and breath the ancient times.
Include this place into your tour! Entrance is free as it is a University now.
Written June 9, 2018
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