Fondazione Prada

Fondazione Prada, Milan: Hours, Address, Fondazione Prada Reviews: 3.5/5

Fondazione Prada
3.5
Speciality Museums • Architectural Buildings • Art Museums
10:00 - 19:00
Monday
10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 19:00
Thursday
10:00 - 19:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
About
Fondazione Prada is an arts and culture institution created in 1993, dedicated to the creation of art exhibitions as well as cinema, photography, philosophy, dance and architecture projects.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Zone 5
How to get there
  • Lodi T.I.B.B. • 7 min walk
  • Porta Romana • 10 min walk
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Qroe
Mechelen, B117 contributions
Ridiculous
Jul 2021
Every contemporary art museum has to tread a thin line between experiment and silliness, but the Fondazione Prada is so far gone into ridicule-land it is beyond saving.
Now, before you think I write this as your typical 'I could do this myself' modern art philistine: I recently visited and adored contemporary art museums like K21 in Düsseldorf, MAXXI in Rome, and the Verbeke Foundation near Antwerp.
In comparison to those, Fondazione Prada is an absolute disgrace.

First of all, the collection is very poor, with like 15 art works in total, out of which maybe 2-3 are good.
Also, the fact that they close off 3/4 of their campus but still charge 15 euro per person to essentially walk past a range of 'temporarily closed' signs, makes you realise this is a scam more than a museum.
And then there is the pretentiousness and superfluity of putting at least 2-3 security personnel in each room to order you in which direction to walk around some totally uninteresting piece.

Did they use up all their money on empty buildings and useless security staff, and couldn't afford a decent curator or some actually interesting art? Or are we as visitors part of some strange art installation 'how to make a museum visit as awkward and offputting as possible'?

Believe me, you're much better off visiting the Triennale or the Novecento museum in Milan, both of whom have often very nice modern/contemporary art exhibitions.
If, afterwards, you still want to see the Fondazione Prada's cafeteria (nicely designed by Wes Anderson), you can have lunch or drinks there without entering the Fondazione itself, so there really is not a single reason to waste your money on an entry ticket.
Written 9 August 2021
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candymandible
Honolulu, HI8 contributions
save your money
Jun 2021
I'm not a sophisticated art connoisseur but I've been to a fair number of museums and galleries and this was a complete let down. Even giving credit to the fact that not all the galleries were open due to Covid I thought the collection was meh and the installations were even more meh. Plus, as others have mentioned, the signage is non-existent which...is supposed to make it cool? If you want a robust experience go to the Broad in LA and save your Fondazione money for a negroni.
Written 10 July 2021
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Sherif S
Cairo, Egypt856 contributions
Disapointed
Nov 2019
i was advised by many artist friends to go there, i'm not an artist neither a deep reviewer of contemporary art but i was expected to see something extraordinary which it didn't happen, i saw some interesting halls from outside but was not giving information if it's open or not, any way if you have an extra time pay it a visit specially the Bar Lucy Coffee place.

the most catch eye piece is the elevator which is out of this world experience
Written 29 August 2020
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Kelsey P
Richmond, VA6 contributions
Interesting Place to Explore
Mar 2020 • Solo
Very cool museum. I enjoyed exploring the campus - there is a lot to see. The staff was very helpful when guiding you through exhibits. Student ticket made this museum very affordable. Would definitely recommend visiting.
Written 2 March 2020
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Krc1119
New York City, NY13 contributions
A great experience but I can understand frustrations.
Feb 2020
This exceeded expectations based on reviews I read.
PROS:
- many good exhibits. Loved half the floors of Torre, loved the Nord exhibit (Liu Ye), and Cinema (Processo Grotessco)
- beautiful grounds that are a nice escape from the more crowded city and provide a nice backdrop/juxtaposition to some of the Torre exhibits.
- not as far from city center as people make it out to be. Trains are easy to figure out and for a couple Euros, you can get from Duomo to the stop in less than 10 minutes, and the walk from the stop to the property is about 12 minutes. Understand if you have walking limitations but we were walking a lot all weekend so this was not troublesome.
- friendlier staff than expected based on reviews
- food in Bar Luce was excellent. Loved our sandwiches.

CONS:
- lack of signage: getting around the exhibits/property were extremely confusing and vague, consistent with people's reviews. They pass out a paper map but you'll have a hard time figuring out what is open and where to enter each exhibit. It's almost comical how hard things are to find, like they are going out of their way to be literally inaccessible. We were not the only ones confused by the impractical way they set things up (like trying 5 doors before finding the one that actually opens - why not put a sign saying enter to the right). The bathrooms are cool looking but more challenging than they should be.
- some exhibits were duds.
- Sud: we had to go back to get tickets and the time was 2 hours away. If we had known what it was, we would not have bothered. This exhibit would probably be of interst only to peope who are very into Jean-Luc Godard.
- Haunted House: the outside is really cool but the exhibit itself was underwhelming.
- Torre: very limited info on exhibits, especially compared to the much better curated Nord (Liu Ye) exhibit.
- would not be a good experience for people who cannot walk a lot. Lots of stairs in nearly all exhibits.

Get there early. We got there at 11 and it was not busy which was great for seeing exhibits without people walking around. By 12, the lines to buy tickets were out the door.
Tickets are 15 Euros, which I found to be reasonable. US museums are much pricier.
Written 17 February 2020
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DeeM
2 contributions
Not Worth Paying For
Feb 2020 • Couples
Went late Saturday afternoon and had a drink in bar Luce which was quite nice but nothing special. It went downhill from there ; queuing up for 1hr in the cold to pay a “discounted” rate of €12 to see half of the exhibits, as 3 areas where closed (which they didn’t say when queuing),the layout was quite confusing and rude staff. Not worth paying for. If you have the time to trek out to the random location, go walk around and enjoy the cool buildings for free and save yourself the ticket money.
Written 9 February 2020
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AussiesAbroad
Mount Gravatt, Australia30 contributions
Interesting even for kids
Jan 2020
First thing that hits you as you enter the complex area is the gold building. It’s really striking. Lining up wasn’t very pleasant in the cold with 3 teenagers. Recommend booking tickets online before. Once in though there’s a lot of variety in the artwork to see - from early 15th century sculpted pieces to very modern art installations. The kids found most of it quite interesting and the fact they’re free made it even better. One negative - we were given a set time for “haunted house” and waited around excitedly. Unfortunately the haunted house didn’t live up to its name - multiple floors of “interesting” installations that was really just a 5 minute viewing. Other than that, it was worth the trip out. And visit Bar Luce when you’re there - I’ll review that separately.
Written 10 January 2020
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pbvh
Chesterfield, UK242 contributions
Interesting complex of buildings and interesting art installations
Dec 2019
An interesting venue north east of Milan that houses interesting architecture and thought provoking art that is well worth a visit if you are interested in either of these forms.
Written 5 January 2020
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ke230
Bristol, UK43 contributions
Interesting exhibitions
Dec 2019 • Couples
We went to Bar Luce and visited the exhibition afterwards. Bits of it were really interesting, like the Damian Hirst exhibits, but we weren’t very impressed by the haunted house. But art is subjective so it might be your cup of tea!
Written 4 January 2020
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MatCerri
London, UK520 contributions
Osservatorio Galleria by Fondazione Prada
Jan 2020 • Couples
Seen Fondazione Prada main buildings (exhibitions are just an excuse to charge you, the buildings and the concept are the best part), we went this time to the ‘Osservatorio’ in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. A rooftop exhibition space above Prada shop and above Marchesi (the patisserie owned by Prada). First thing we were told was that there was no ‘observation’ point, but that was just the name... fair enough (!) for us was just an excuse to escape from the tourists’ madness downstairs!
10 euro each for a 10 minutes visit of a photographic exhibition ... (it must be me... but I was not impressed)
That’s it...
Unless you are an instagram celebrity willing to show how cool you are, or unless you are some sort of modern art critic... I don’t see the point of visiting it.
But I did :(
Written 2 January 2020
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Fondazione Prada is open:
  • Mon - Mon 10:00 - 19:00
  • Wed - Thu 10:00 - 19:00
  • Fri - Sun 10:00 - 21:00


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