Leonardo da Vinci's Horse

Leonardo da Vinci's Horse, Milan: Address, Phone Number, Leonardo da Vinci's Horse Reviews: 4.5/5

Leonardo da Vinci's Horse
4.5

Tours and Tickets

Popular mentions

4.5
124 reviews
Excellent
55
Very good
52
Average
14
Poor
2
Terrible
1

Alessandro F
Milan, Italy25,293 contributions
The best equestrian horse in the world
Jan 2021 • Solo
Nowhere you can see a perfect example of equestrian horse like this, made by Americans benefactors who realized the horse designed by the genius Leonardo Da Vinci.
Came here to see it and to read the incredible stories about the realization of this magnificent horse perfectly described in the little museum.
Written 11 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alessandro F
Milan, Italy25,293 contributions
The horse of the genius
Nov 2019
Wonderful horse of Leonardo da Vinci, must see.
His story is very strange.
The study for the realization of this equestrian masterpiece began in 1482, when Ludovico il Moro, Duke of Milan, proposed to Leonardo to build the largest equestrian statue in the world. In 1493, the first design was modified and another design like this was implemented and displayed.
A clay copy was also shown publicly.
Everything was ready but the 100 tons of bronze, necessary to make the statue, were not available due to the merger of several cannons useful for the defense of the Este duchy.
In 1499, French troops arrived in Milan, which used it as a target - shot (idiots) and destroyed it.
Thanks to the American Charles Dent, art collector, enthusiastic about the idea of ​​realizing Leonardo's dream, we can see this majestic work. He managed to build the company for fifteen years at a cost of $ 2.5 million, he died before seeing the horse completed. Another American, Frederik Meijer, continued to finance the project, which eventually materialized
He was placed in this position in 1999.
I understand that a horse is doing well in front of the Milan racecouse, but only idiots like the French in 1499 did not understand that it was a job to be placed in a central area of ​​the city
Written 30 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Joao carlos
Sao Paulo, SP36 contributions
If Da Vinci could see the Horse he had drawn...
Jul 2019
It was amazing to visit this magnificent Statue of the Horse Da Vinci was supposed to build to render a tribute to Sforza's father. Unfortunately at that moment the material to construct the horse was used as cannon's balls to fight against France invasion. Centuries after that an American begun to finish Leonardo's Idea and that was finally acomplished by a Japanese. Sayonara !! Leave the touristic beaten path and check out this Statue. It is gigantic!!
Written 18 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

macedonboy
Glasgow, UK149,592 contributions
Leonardo da Vinci's Horse
Oct 2019
This is an incredible exhibition realising Leonardo da Vinci's vision of an equestrian sculpture of Duke of Milan Ludovico il Moro. The exhibition has a video of the historical context of the sculpture. The commentary is in Italian, with English subtitles.

The actual sculpture of the horse is truly monumental in scale, getting a selfie with that was woth the journey alone.
Written 4 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Stephen W
Kingston, Canada13 contributions
Splender in arrested motion
Sep 2019
Impressive, informative, and powerful sculpture. But the background information was a bonus. Even non horse or non art lovers will be impressed. We did get confused trying to find the location and almost stopped looking. Make sure you understand directions first.
Written 27 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alessandro F
Milan, Italy25,293 contributions
Leonardo's horse
Jun 2019 • Solo
A magnificent example of an equestrian statue born from the brilliant Leonardo.
The study for the realization of this equestrian masterpiece began in 1482, when Ludovico il Moro, Duke of Milan, proposed to Leonardo to build the largest equestrian statue in the world. In 1493, the first drawing was modified and another drawing like this was made and exposed.
There was also made a clay copy publicly displayed.
Everything was ready but the 100 tons of bronze, necessary to make the statue, were not available due to the fusion of several cannons useful for the defense of the duchy of Este.
In 1499, the French troops arrived in Milan, who used it as a target-shooting (idiots) and destroyed it.
Thanks to the American Charles Dent, art collector, who was enthusiastic about the idea of ​​realizing Leonardo's dream, we can see this majestic work. He succeeded in building the company for fifteen years at a cost of 2.5 million dollars, he died before seeing the horse completed. Another American, Frederik Meijer, continued to finance the project, which finally came to fruition
He was placed in this position in 1999.
I understand that a horse is doing well in front of the Milan trotter, but only idiots like the French in 1499 did not come to understand that this was a work to be placed in a central area of ​​the city
Written 30 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

RLH1955
Denver, CO251 contributions
What a fun side trip
May 2019 • Couples
We came up on the subway from the tourist center on a lark and really enjoyed the statue. The entire story is great too. It is a short walk from the Subway stop, and if you go re-orient yourself or you'll head the wrong way!
Written 3 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Harry R
Overland Park, KS697 contributions
It's Big
Apr 2019 • Couples
Had I not taken a picture of it I would have completely forgotten I had seen it. It was the very first stop on our way from the Malpensa airport to the city center. Our driver seemed to think it was worth stopping at. But honestly, after visiting Florence, Rome, Sorrento, the Tuscany region, and other places, this really was the least impressive part of the trip. I certainly would not go out of my way to see it unless you are staying several days in Milan.
Written 17 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Elizabeth V
Treviso, Italy34 contributions
The biggest equestrian statue in the world
Mar 2019 • Friends
We arrived to San Siro stadium to meet a friend for lunch. And from lunch we were peeping this amazing Leonardo's work. It is said that he even arrived to make the sculpture cast. But never Bronze. Till a Supermarket's owner from Michigan funded it. There are three one in Milan, one in Michigan and a small one in Vinci, Leonardo's birthplace. From certain angles seems alive. Its a must in Milan but not many people visits it. And its for free!!
Written 13 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

John A
Belfast, UK1,380 contributions
Magnificent sculpture
Sep 2018 • Couples
This magnificent masterpiece was designed by di Vinci but never completed in his lifetime due to lack of funding so the plans lay undeveloped until relatively recently when it was completed and homed near the San Siro stadium.
When viewed from any angle it is very life like and should not be missed.
Written 26 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 34
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Leonardo da Vinci's Horse

Hotels near Leonardo da Vinci's Horse: View all hotels near Leonardo da Vinci's Horse on Tripadvisor