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Review of Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore

Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore
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Milan Renaissance Treasures and The Last Supper
Ranked #2 of 694 things to do in Milan
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Sheffield, England
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful, free and quick”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2012

A gorgeous example of a renaissance chapel divided into two areas, originally for the nuns one side and lay people the other. There has clearly been plenty or conservation and renovation, but all done sensitively and looking like it will last. Because there isn't too much to see, unless you're a renaissance scholar, you could take children and they wouldn't get too bored. When we went, it was also free to get into the museum next door, which includes a Roman tower (originally part of the hippodrome) that survived as part of the old town walls for 2000 years. There are three floors of other museum exhibits, too, with text in English and Italian.

Visited July 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“surprise for you, do not miss and give a donation to restoration”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2012

i agree with others a great church to visit. a surprise when you duck around the side to the back half. very good and worth a visit. 5 mins along the road from the last supper venue next to delle grazie church.

Visited September 2012
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The exterior doesn't reflects it's interior.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2012 via mobile

One should not let the church's exterior play a central role in the decision to visit it. The interior is a masterpiece of italian's gothic-renaissance. It's afrescoes are very well conserved and are extremely beautifull. Worth the visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A Lovely Church and Convent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2012

San Maurizio is located on elegant Corso Magenta. The site is built on an ancient Roman site, being part of the old city walls of Mediolanum. Part of this is exposed in the adjacent courtyard which houses some Roman artifacts. The courtyard also provides access to the Archealogocal Museum (cover charge) The Church and Convent is essentially rectangular in shape, with the Church section being accessed from the Street. An extensively painted facade wall divides the Convent and Church, with the convent being accessed via a little doorway to the left of the altar. Look out for a small opening on the right of the altar, this is where communion was served to the Nun's from the Priest during sermons as it was forbidden for the Nuns to be part of the general congregation. Small, beautifully painted chapels are located along the sides many of which have been restored as a result of humidity problems. The staff here were very helpful and answered all my questions enthusiastically, the Milanese are very proud of this place. There is no charge for entry but please find the some change to make a donation to this beautiful place for ongoing preservation works.

Visited July 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“They must love Dan Brown!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2012

This was a 'must see' having seen so many representations over the years and having read the DeVinchy Code! We took a guided tour and I could not help but be impressed by the history of the painting, as well as the actual painting itself. You have only a limited time in the actual room (15 minutes?) but it's such a historic painting that it must be seen.

Visited August 2012
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