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“Great art works. Manageable sized gallery. Some surly staff.”

Pinacoteca di Brera
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Milan Skip-the-Line Brera Art Gallery Ticket
Ranked #10 of 971 things to do in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
Reviewed April 28, 2013

A relatively short walk from La Scala, and the best art museum we saw in Milan. Several highlights, including Hayez's "Kiss," Raphael's "Marriage of the Virgin" and Caravaggio 's "Supper At Emmaus." Several other great paintings too, displayed brightly and in a not overwhelming manner (though very traditionally on the whole). Some English explanations and an audio tour are available. There are regular seats to rest and also admire some of the works. There's a lift/elevator if stairs are a problem - after that, it's on the level.

Closed Mondays (as are so many museums in Europe). Open 8:30 to 19:15. 10 Euro each, 7 Euro for concessions (but expect ID to be required to prove you're a senior - even if like my father you are 81 years old!).

Staff, were generally a bit surly, bored and not particularly welcoming. But they can't spoil what's a very fine collection with an interesting history of its own.

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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Attraction you must do in Milan, don't forget to visit it, because it's art and in Italy is all about art.

Thank Nadine B
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

16th century art all tends to look very similar unless you have an audio tour or better still you have studied particular artists or pieces of work beforehand. If you have done both then the Pinacoteca di Brera is worth seeing especially for its different Last Supper paintings compared to the other famous painting by Leonardo in Milan. While it was nice to see young school children being taught the intricacies of the best paintings in the gallery, perhaps go at a time to avoid the noise and clutter of the enthusiastic school groups.

1  Thank Paul V
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

The art on display matches that in the Uffizi in Florence while you have to contend with a fraction of the crowds.

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Reviewed April 21, 2013

The pinacoteca has a wonderful collection of religious paintings throughout the centuries. The pieces are thoughtfully organised in the gallery, allowed enough space, and every room has chairs where you can sit and see the works. The light is exquisite and shows the works very well. Although there were quite a lot of people, the place never felt crowded.

Thank Henri8888
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