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Pinacoteca di Brera

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Address: Via Brera 28 | Brera, 20121 Milan, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 390 272 2631
08:30 - 19:15
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Tue - Sun 08:30 - 19:15
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

See some of the world’s most stunning, centuries-old paintings from Italian...

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.

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Newly rehung, we loved the fresh modern approach. Pictures well lit. Translations into English of the explanations are superb. And the accompanying commentaries are novel... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Newly rehung, we loved the fresh modern approach. Pictures well lit. Translations into English of the explanations are superb. And the accompanying commentaries are novel, insightful and occasionally very witty. Staff friendly and helpful. A wonderful visit to see not only familiar paintings but others, many of which are as worthy of attention.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was caught off guard when I first entered this museum property when I realized I was actually in a working art school for students. The art museum is located on the second floor and you are allowed to wander around the main halls of the ground floor; great statutes on the floor.

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This gallery has it all , masterpieces on every wall. Well lit, exciting, informative, especially the contibutions from such as Sarah Dunant on a number of major works. This was a nice touch. We did not like the name of the work at the bottom of the angled picture label, it was difficult to read in the light. However this... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a guided tour round this gallery looking at some 15 selected works. It has some sensational paintings. It also has a resoration gallery which you can view work in progress through a glass protective screen. Most of the ground floor is given over to the School of Art with a thriving student community.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a deal. For only 10 Euro you can see such a wonderful collection of art by Caravaggio, etc. This gallery is easy to find; within walking distance of the Duomo and metro.

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Minsk, Belarus
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must-see place for any art and culture lover. Main part of collection consist of Italian masters (Caravaggio, Raphael, Hayez, Mantegna and others). There are some sections with contemporary art (Modigliani, Picasso). Wonderful!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here on a saturday morning in May. There were hardly any other visitors at the same time. Unbelievable, We had a private, fabulous gallery! The collection is of course excellent and the building itself worth seeing. A must for lovers of Italian art. Timo and Tiina from Finland

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

well worth the queue. free entry on Sundays, perhaps not so long a wait on other days. A chance to see 100's of works by Grand Maters

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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great gallery with meny valuable and iconic pieces of art, when interested in art it is a must. Do not count with "free entrance" since there is always a lot of visitors (not only tourists) and getting in could take hours.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has one of the largest painting collection of Italy. Masterpieces such as Mantegna's Dead Christ or Raphaël's wedding of the Virgin Mary along with many others will give the visitor a complete perspective of painting history. The visit lasts about two and a half hours with the audio guide (recommended).

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Brera captures the real essence of the city. It is an excellent mix between history and modernity, where tradition meets innovation. Here design and beauty reign. On Via Brera there are the famous Pinacoteca (galleries), the National Gallery of Modern and Antique Art, and the Academy of Fine Arts. Interior design boutiques and intellectual cafes are typical of the district. Walking along Via Madonnina is a must to admire the architecture of buildings and the design stores. On Sundays, going to the local market is an unmissable opportunity for fashion, style and art. Tucked away, there is the Orto Botanico di Brera botanical garden that seems like a painting framed in an ancient fairy structure. Last but not least, it’s worth a visit to Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli with its Planetarium, the Civico Museo di Storia Naturale (Natural History Museum).
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