Pinacoteca di Brera
Pinacoteca di Brera
4.5
8:30 AM - 7:15 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 7:15 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 7:15 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 7:15 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 7:15 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 7:15 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 7:15 PM
About
See some of the world’s most stunning, centuries-old paintings from Italian masters including Caravaggio and Raphael. The gallery’s collection is housed in a 19th century former monastery.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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from £18.94
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The area
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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
  • Montenapoleone • 6 min walk
  • Lanza • 6 min walk
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  • Viviana G
    Bangkok, Thailand7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful!
    We booked online tickets the day before just because we wanted to make sure we could visit the museum inside. In Milan is better book things ahead! The whole Pinacoteca was beautiful! My partner and I had a really good time reading the descriptions of the paintings and also looking at them in person. Francesco Hayez's painting were absolutely my favorite!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 August 2023
  • Katka.kre
    Vienna, Austria6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful, come back again
    Really beautiful pieces.. gallery is full of amazing art work. Museum is really big and got 2 separate exhibitions. Downstairs is the first one and upstairs is gallery with library. After visit you can have coffee and something sweet
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 October 2023
  • tal pereira
    Milan, Italy7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Caravaggio art made me cry 🥹
    Stepping into the Pinacoteca di Brera was a personal journey of awe, where the inner beauty of the gallery unveiled itself in stark contrast to the neglect outside. The perfect illumination and pristine cleanliness created an intimate connection with each masterpiece, complemented by the warmth and friendliness of the staff who made the experience uniquely personal. The cozy café became a retreat, adding a touch of comfort to my exploration. Encountering Caravaggio's work was a deeply emotional moment, catching me off guard with tears that spoke to the profound impact of the art. The experience made the visit to Pinacoteca di Brera not just a tour through art but a personal encounter with beauty that renders it absolutely worthwhile.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 December 2023
  • Marina
    Sorocaba, SP290 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing museum!
    The museum is amazing, the building itself is so beautiful and the museums collection is beyond incredible. There are so many breathtaking works, and the pieces from Francesco Hayez are so beautiful. I definitely recommend getting there as early as possible, because it can get very crowded and difficult to enjoy.
    We thank you for your visita and we are Happy that you enjoyed our Museum:-)
    Written 10 April 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 March 2024
  • Gary T
    Tel Aviv, Israel226 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Italian masters
    Housing a large amount of Italian art. Each piece has a plate in Italian and English giving the name of the artist, when it was painted and info about the painting. Well organised. Was fairly empty at 8:30 but got a bit crowded with groups of school kids around 10:00. Allow at least 3 hours to see it all.
    We thank you for your visit and we are happy that you enjoyed our Museum:-)
    Written 7 May 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 May 2024
  • Dan123
    24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lot of saints, but still worth it
    Yes, the museum is primarily religious art, which can get boring quickly. But the museum has excellent notes, which makes at least many of the paintings one would walk by quickly more worth spending time with. And the building is excellent, and there's enough richness here that if you like art at least a little, it's worth the effort.
    Thank you for visiting us, we are happy that you liked our collection and our organization :-)
    Written 25 May 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 May 2024
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SylwiaOnVacation
Warsaw, Poland15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Amazing collection of paintings as a part of Italian culture and heritage. Worth to spend approx 2 hours and explore, chill out.
Written 16 June 2024
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Thank you for visiting, we are happy that you enjoyed our collection:-)
Written 18 June 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dan123
24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Yes, the museum is primarily religious art, which can get boring quickly. But the museum has excellent notes, which makes at least many of the paintings one would walk by quickly more worth spending time with. And the building is excellent, and there's enough richness here that if you like art at least a little, it's worth the effort.
Written 14 May 2024
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Thank you for visiting us, we are happy that you liked our collection and our organization :-)
Written 25 May 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Gary T
Tel Aviv, Israel226 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Housing a large amount of Italian art. Each piece has a plate in Italian and English giving the name of the artist, when it was painted and info about the painting. Well organised.
Was fairly empty at 8:30 but got a bit crowded with groups of school kids around 10:00.
Allow at least 3 hours to see it all.
Written 5 May 2024
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We thank you for your visit and we are happy that you enjoyed our Museum:-)
Written 7 May 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

TonyinNYC
New York City, NY9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The online web site is terrible. I purchased three open tickets. Although the website said I would be able to book a date to visit the museum, in fact these tickets were useless. Instead, I had to buy another three tickets once the date I wanted was available. I asked the people at the email address given for customer assistance, and their only reply was "why did you buy that ticket". It's extremely unhelpful, and avoid buying the tickets. I'm out 45 euro. And I will never, and I mean this, never give them a charitable contribution.
Written 18 April 2024
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Dear, we are sorry for your bad experience: however, we would like to point out that from our official website you can purchase the entrance ticket only after choosing a date and a time slot (there is no "open" ticket, so we do not understand what kind of ticket and from which site you purchased it). For any further information on this matter, we recommend you contact the company that manages reservations directly at: pinacotecadibrera@operalaboratori.com Our best regards
Written 19 April 2024
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Marina
Sorocaba, SP290 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The museum is amazing, the building itself is so beautiful and the museums collection is beyond incredible. There are so many breathtaking works, and the pieces from Francesco Hayez are so beautiful.
I definitely recommend getting there as early as possible, because it can get very crowded and difficult to enjoy.
Written 31 March 2024
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We thank you for your visita and we are Happy that you enjoyed our Museum:-)
Written 10 April 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bridget H
Sacramento, CA52 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Amazing museum, would have been 5 stars if it wasn’t so difficult to find the entrance. There are no signs directing you where to go. I followed entrance signs to a college who has their campus onsite. You have to enter to the left and find the reception and you can only take a very slow elevator up to the first floor where the museum starts. The elevator took like 10 minutes to arrive and then it still wasn’t clear which direction to go. So I spent a lot of energy just finding the beginning. Then finally when finding the entrance the lady who worked there was rude and demanded my ticket and didn’t offer me any information or a map or anything. I noticed other people had a headset to listen to a recording of information on each art piece but I was never offered a headpiece. It was all so confusing and frustrating. I hope they fix this problem. Each piece had informtion written in English which I greatly appreciated and the art itself is magnificent. I could never have imagined the size of these paintings. I was in awe. Too bad I was so tired from wasting my energy trying to find the dang entrance.
Written 1 March 2024
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SB01
Sonning Common, UK869 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
I’m probably being unfair with this review, but we had a poor experience. Initial impressions were very favourable as the exterior is stunning, but on trying to buy tickets it turned out there was a 2 hour wait. As it was the last day of our holiday we had to pass. It’s an absolutely massive place with miles of galleries, so I’m totally perplexed it could be full, especially as the courtyard was really quiet. Very annoying.
Written 26 February 2024
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ΑΚΑΛΑΝΘΙΣ
Litochoro, Greece1,235 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
It was a very good idea to visit this museum of art !!
We got to see paintings from the most famous renaissance painters such as Raphael , veronese , tizziano and Caravaggio !
Written 31 January 2024
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tal pereira
Milan, Italy7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Stepping into the Pinacoteca di Brera was a personal journey of awe, where the inner beauty of the gallery unveiled itself in stark contrast to the neglect outside. The perfect illumination and pristine cleanliness created an intimate connection with each masterpiece, complemented by the warmth and friendliness of the staff who made the experience uniquely personal. The cozy café became a retreat, adding a touch of comfort to my exploration.

Encountering Caravaggio's work was a deeply emotional moment, catching me off guard with tears that spoke to the profound impact of the art. The experience made the visit to Pinacoteca di Brera not just a tour through art but a personal encounter with beauty that renders it absolutely worthwhile.
Written 31 December 2023
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Bike
206 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
With all the great museums in Italy, this one seems to be a bit overlooked. It is quite fabulous - extensive collection presented in an interesting and educational way. Very well worth the visit.
Written 8 November 2023
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