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Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense

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Historic building with old books and tremendous art

Want a free museum with no lines? Spend an hour walking around this HUGE library. There's a room... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New York City, New York
Impressive old library

An impressive old library which is worth a visit and which is easily overlooked. The first room is... read more

Reviewed February 16, 2018
Anton K
Ghent, Belgium
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Via Brera 28, 20121 Milan, Italy
+39 02 8646 0907
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Want a free museum with no lines? Spend an hour walking around this HUGE library. There's a room that has all the original books, autographs, maps, etc. that's nothing short of incredible. It's as if all those grandiose libraries in the animated Disney movies were...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed February 16, 2018

An impressive old library which is worth a visit and which is easily overlooked. The first room is accessible to everyone, the reading room is only for those who use the library (you don't have to live in Milan for it, even foreigners can register).

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Anton K
Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful library with a collection of books with historical value. It is located on level 2 of the art academy. Very charming deco and reminds one of harry porter.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed July 25, 2017

It is located within the Palazo Brera. I did not initially see the library. I climbed up a set of stairs off one of the long corridors, and I saw the library ! I could visit only the reception area, where I could see very...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed January 21, 2017

This is a beautiful and grand library, but it is only partially accessible to the general public. The first room (with some old books) is freely accessible, but the main reading hall is only accessible to those seeking to use the library. Another grand hall...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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