Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore

Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore

Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore
5
09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:30
Thursday
09:00 - 17:30
Friday
09:00 - 17:30
Saturday
09:00 - 17:30
Sunday
09:00 - 17:30
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Neighbourhood: Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
How to get there
  • Cadorna • 4 min walk
  • Cairoli • 5 min walk
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  • Alyeska13
    The Netherlands554 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I’ve visited many churches, but this one is really special!
    The inside of this incredible, ancient church is literally covered in amazing artwork. Every square inch is decorated! I talked to the most wonderful guide who spoke very good English who explained the cloister behind the main part of the church to me and and gave me lots of insight into details of the paintings. You can even see the grill between the public and private space. The guide was very kind! This church used to have a very well known monastery, and the nuns had their own section of the church attached to their convent to attend Mass but also to be separate from the main church. You can visit both spaces, and they are SPECTACULAR. You do not need to pay to go here, but you really should give at least a small donation to help preserve this lovely, calming space. It is a wonderful place to get out of the dirt and bustle of busy Milan, and it is very peaceful. If you like, you can sit and pray, meditate, or just soak in the incredible artwork in the main area of the church. In the cloister, the guide even pointed out on artist’s signature on his paintings which was a little white dog. It really made the art seem personal to me. There is also the archeological museum in the former convent that looks very interesting, but I didn’t have the time to go unfortunately. I did walk through the gift shop on my way out which has books with photos of the interior of the church. I wish now that I’d bought one!
    Visited June 2023
    Written 18 June 2023
  • Dan M
    Frankfurt, Germany68 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and worthwhile stop between Il Cenacolo and Duomo di Milano.
    We visited The Last supper early and were walking towards the Duomo. I had read about this church and it was hot, so I stopped in with my family of seven (young children, teens, twenty-somethings and above). Everyone in our party loved this stop and spent far more time than we intended looking at the beautiful art . It was wonderful, and it is free (although you will want to donate). Best of all, it was a slight respite from the incredibly hot day. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain taking some time to enjoy this stop.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 July 2023
  • Philip C
    York, Maine598 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Find this Treasure!
    Wow. And wow again. Had we not been diverted from our walk to the Sforza Castle, we would not have come upon this incredibly frescoed and maintained Monastery of the Benedectine Nuns. Consisting of a public space, and the private chapel for the nuns, the church is completely frescoed and all are in wonderful condition. While it was a happy accident for us, it would have been ashamed to miss! Plus where else can you see the painting of Noah, drunk, after the ark had landed!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 September 2023
  • Gill S
    County Durham, United Kingdom31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place to visit
    The most amazing place. Walked in said wow and burst into tears!! Stunningly beautiful. The lovely guide laughed and said so many people had that reaction. We’re not religious people but the beauty of the place is very spiritual. Another must of places to see in Milan. And it’s free!!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 October 2023
  • ThomasJarrett
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Milan’s Sistine Chapel
    The exterior of this church is rather plain, and you would not know the true beauty of its interior unless you have done some research. However, the interior is spectacular. Dozens of beautiful paintings of Biblical events such as Noah’s Ark, etc. It is absolutely incredible inside, and I would definitely recommend you visit, as it is free to enter and not very busy when we went
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 January 2024
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ThomasJarrett
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
The exterior of this church is rather plain, and you would not know the true beauty of its interior unless you have done some research. However, the interior is spectacular. Dozens of beautiful paintings of Biblical events such as Noah’s Ark, etc. It is absolutely incredible inside, and I would definitely recommend you visit, as it is free to enter and not very busy when we went
Written 16 January 2024
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Airborne503
Raleigh, NC39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Absolutely stunning!!! It put me in awe just as much as the Sistine Chapel did! Don’t let the nondescript exterior facade fool you.
Written 25 November 2023
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Harriet T
Manchester, UK168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Oh what an unassuming church from outside and oh so delightful inside! Definitely visit / really a lovely spot. Add a few euros in the collecting box so they can continue to look after this site too!
Written 17 November 2023
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Craig E
Manchester, UK1,779 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Very detailed on the inside. Some of the artwork is incredible.
From the outside it doesn’t look much at all, so the grandeur on the inside is very surprising.
Definitely worth a visit.
Written 24 October 2023
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Gill S
County Durham, UK31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The most amazing place. Walked in said wow and burst into tears!! Stunningly beautiful. The lovely guide laughed and said so many people had that reaction. We’re not religious people but the beauty of the place is very spiritual. Another must of places to see in Milan. And it’s free!!
Written 4 October 2023
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Janet C
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023
The frescos in the church from the 16th century were quite something. Especially liked the one depicting Noah's Ark.
Written 18 September 2023
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Philip C
York, ME598 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Wow. And wow again. Had we not been diverted from our walk to the Sforza Castle, we would not have come upon this incredibly frescoed and maintained Monastery of the Benedectine Nuns. Consisting of a public space, and the private chapel for the nuns, the church is completely frescoed and all are in wonderful condition. While it was a happy accident for us, it would have been ashamed to miss! Plus where else can you see the painting of Noah, drunk, after the ark had landed!
Written 13 September 2023
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Steviefull
Kidderminster, UK1,758 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We came in here as part of our walking tour and strangely had to split into two groups despite the place being far from busy.

The church was split into two areas, the traditional church area for worship and prayer and then the rear area which was apparently where the nuns pretty much spent their whole lives.

I'd advise going in with a guide or some with knowledge as there are some interesting stories behind a lot of the artwork on the walls, a lot of it based on the barbaric practices that happened to people.

Free to get in and worth a visit.
Written 10 September 2023
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Moscow, Russia119,228 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
The church is also called the Sistine Chapel of Milan, it is so richly decorated with frescoes by the masters of the school of Leonardo de Vinci. The current building was built in 1503.
Written 16 August 2023
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Dan M
Frankfurt, Germany68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We visited The Last supper early and were walking towards the Duomo. I had read about this church and it was hot, so I stopped in with my family of seven (young children, teens, twenty-somethings and above).
Everyone in our party loved this stop and spent far more time than we intended looking at the beautiful art .

It was wonderful, and it is free (although you will want to donate). Best of all, it was a slight respite from the incredibly hot day. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain taking some time to enjoy this stop.
Written 19 July 2023
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