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Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore

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Corso Magenta 15, 20123 Milan, Italy
Centro Storico
+39 02 8844 5208
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Small innocuous looking church that you would otherwise walk by but well worth calling in to see the frescoes which cover the entire wall surface.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't be fooled by the exterior; the interior is completely covered by beautiful frescoes that have been restored. The colors are brilliant and the effect is stunning. One could spend a couple hours inside the two sections of this this church examining all the beautiful...More

Thank Dale W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Without a doubt a stunning church inside. Filled with paintings. Don’t judge this book by its cover.

Thank Dora A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful church with lovely painted frescoes. The seating in wood on both sides is very impressive as is the enormous organ on the wall. Go through the back into the nun’s walk and enjoy the experience.

Thank 141Dini
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

Thank Mor R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Lucia B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...More

Thank jwhome100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

Thank jordanellie41
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church was unknown to us until our guide took us there. What a gem! Great art and a wonderful insight into convent life. We were almost mesmerised but the reclusive, contemplative life is not for us.

Thank JMP158
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Kain F
24 September 2017|
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Response from Apoorva A | Reviewed this property |
the entrance to the church is free.
9 August 2016|
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Response from segreteria892 | Property representative |
no, monday the church is closed. San Maurizio is open from tuesday to sunday from 9.30 to 19.30.
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15 October 2015|
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Response from ElenaOz | Reviewed this property |
Hi Freddyblu! Although the church of San Maurizio is still consecrated, masses are no longer being celebrated there. Nevertheless, you should visit the church to see its beautiful frescoes.
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