Palazzo Reale
Palazzo Reale
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10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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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
  • Duomo • 3 min walk
  • Missori • 5 min walk
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ΑΚΑΛΑΝΘΙΣ
Litochoro, Greece717 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
A palazzo that hosted the exhibition of the great El Greco !!!
We were very lucky to find the paintings of El Greco in this palazzo !!
Great experience, very organized museum !!
Written 31 January 2024
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Semaan D. Makary
Ehden, Lebanon542 contributions
Apr 2023 • Business
Located right next to the Duomo, Palazzo Reale is some sort of an exhibition center. This year there were around 4 going on. I picked Michelangelo Pistoletto which was good. Nothing special, but it was different and interesting.
Written 28 April 2023
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Za036
Lugano, Switzerland738 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
We went to Palazzo Reale for an exhibit. We pre-booked tickets online and early and enjoyed the location and the place not being too crowded. Pre-booking is a good idea to avoid waiting.
Written 25 November 2022
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Biliana I Lake Como
Lake Como, Italy80 contributions
Sept 2021
Lovely exhibitions, great artists, in the heart of Milan. Poor organization and attention to clients.
Written 31 August 2022
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grasp7
Athens, Greece89 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
The worst experience in Milan, the organization of the museum is the most ridiculous I have ever seen in all Europe. We arrived at 9:40 and the museum opened at 10. We have not pre booked. The line in front of us had 15 people. One hour after the opening we had 6 people in front of us and we decided to leave. They were allowing groups of 8 people every time from the pre bookings and putting 2 people every 20 minutes from the non pre bookings. Ridiculous and completely outrageous. The funny thing is that at 11:00 something like 150 people were waiting in the line.
Written 13 November 2021
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Alessandro F
Milan, Italy26,317 contributions
Apr 2021
Beautiful location for a civil wedding, inside the Royal Palace at the ground floor after the courtyard there’s this mirrors hall dedicated to civil wedding
Written 15 April 2021
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Travellotto
Milan, Italy157 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Yes it’s true, the Sala degli Specchi might be a bit dated but it’s a beautiful to celebrate the civil unions. It is much better than those rooms in the cities’ local authorities rooms cold and without any soul. Staff is very friendly and helpful to make your day remembering in your life. It’s not easy though since there are so many celebrations with 45 minutes each.
Written 20 February 2020
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albicusi
Chicago, IL209 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
This palace has a long story behind: it became the center of the local government already in 1350. Century after century manu different governments ruled the city: from the Visconti to the Sforza, then the french kings Louis XII and Francis I. During the long kindom of the Spanish (1535 - 1714) the palace became increasingly adorned with sculptures and paintings and inside it is built the first national theater, destroyed by a fire and replaced by the Teatro alla Scala. During the '700 the Austrian took over improving the appearance and the role of the palace. Finally in 1805, when Milan became the capital of the italian kingdom, the palace reached its best splendor. The decline started with the declaration of the unified Italian kingdom (1861) and the decision to move the capital to Rome.
The last damages occurred during the world warII, when a British bombing using incendiary bombs destroyed most of Milan and the palace interiors.
This long story to let you know that the current destination of this building is a museum, and walking inside almost nobody pays attention to the environment, being focused on the exhibition and its content. But please, raise your eyes when strolling inside and look at what, in another country, would be a paid visit to a beautiful palace.
One particular mention: the astonishing Sala delle Cariatidi.
Written 16 February 2020
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Brun066
Florence, Italy12,485 contributions
Dec 2019
The high rating (the maximum) that I attribute to the Palazzo Reale in Milan, is motivated both by the quality of the exhibitions that are organized here, and by the excellence of the monument as the seat of key institutions and events along the life of the city in the last thousand years; even if the monument itself retains in its physicality a relatively tenuous trace of its distant past.
As for the exhibitions, the last in time that I was able to appreciate was that - splendid - currently dedicated to the painter Giorgio De Chirico (1888-1978), of whom, I admit, I knew very little, and the visit of which was extremely fascinating for me.
As for the accumulation of memories in the Palace, the first observation that I think should be made is that of its plan. It's orthogonal and, however, heavily misaligned from the huge mass of the Cathedral not far away. This topography denounces the founding of the Palace on the alignment of the city streets in Roman and early medieval times, and therefore it tells us about the remote era in which the first nucleus of it can be identified: the tenth century AD. Absolutely nothing of this era is preserved, except just its topographical orientation.
In this remote era it was owned by the Archbishop; subsequently, when the first relatively autonomous medieval "universitates civium" (Municipalities) were formed (in Milan and elsewhere), it was the first seat of the municipal administration, before its transfer to the later seat ("Broletto Nuovo"), west of the current Piazza Duomo.
Milan in the post-Roman era has never been really the seat of a Kingdom, except in the short period (1805-1814) in which it was the capital of the Napoleonic "Kingdom of Italy". The term "Palazzo Reale" indicates rather that this was the seat of the Kings when they were passing through Milan; or the Viceroys' headquarters, when, in the Spanish period (1535-1714) and in the latter part of the Austrian period (1815-1859), Milan was formally established as Vice-Kingdom.
The documents tell us that the current shape of the Palace (although severely damaged by the bombing of World War II) is substantially that of the second half of the eighteenth century; when Milan, although not the seat of a viceroy, was still the seat of the Austrian governor. Giuseppe Piermarini (1734-1808), well known as architect of the Teatro alla Scala, plays an important role in the renovation of the Palazzo in the neoclassical forms that we still appreciate.
Overall, it is a building full of years and memories, the protagonist of many key moments in the history of the city in recent centuries.
Written 31 December 2019
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GenoaFabius
Genoa, Italy170 contributions
Dec 2019
Wonderful exhibition, so many De Chirico masterpieces and works, Luckily the "Milanoguida" guide, Valentina, was able to enhance the artist and explained with originality and fantasy, thanks to her deep knowledge and preparation.
Warmly recommended!!!
To improve the bathroom cleaning at grounfd floor!
Written 19 December 2019
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