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“Impressive painted interior”

Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore
Ranked #6 of 1,022 things to do in Milan
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 5 October 2018

What a beautiful church! Like many things in Milan, it looks quite ordinary from the outside, but do not be deceived! The interior is quite stunning, as the whole church is decorated with colorful and vivid fresco paintings. Make sure you visit also the nun's praying hall, in the back of the church - and do not miss the Noah's ark fresco on the left end of the hall and the painted organ. As in other churches in the city, volunteers will be happy to offer some explanations about the building and its history.

Thank morr394
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

This place is worth a visit as you walk around Milan. There are so many churches but each one has its own story so go inside and wander around.

Thank Peter R
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

It was a convent of seclusion nuns, coming from the wealthiest Milan families. The church is divided by a frescoed wall, nuns by one side, parents and relatives in the side where the entrance is. All the walls are frescoed by Luini and scholars. Tourng Club Italy volunteers offer free guidance.

Thank Lucia B
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

I was not even aware of this when I found it while walking by. What a great surprise! The frescoes are worth spending the time to see. And the building itself, built on an ancient Roman site, is also interesting. Nearby are some Roman ruins that can also be viewed.

Thank jwhome100
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

This is yet another ordinary looking church from the outside and set on a busy main road, but completely different once you enter inside. It has beautifully decorated walls full of stunning murals and a side gate leading to the Hall of Nuns which is just as impressive and hosting a magnificent looking organ.

Thank jordanellie41
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