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Leonardo da Vinci's Horse
Ranked #123 of 807 things to do in Milan
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2012

the location is ugly, but the horse is impressive, and it's a good reconstruction of how the original monument by Leonardo da Vinci was.

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“Nothing to see but the horse”
Reviewed 20 January 2011

You can see this horse on the way to San Siro and back from the Metro stop Lotto. It's a very big horse. This horse was actually designed by Leonardo di Vinci but he couldn't complete it so instead these university students took his sketches and completed it for him. There's not really much to see around this area except for San Siro. It's nice to stop by to take a look at it as your headed to or back from San Siro.

Visited January 2011
3 Thank nlee1220
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Not worth a special trip”
Reviewed 5 December 2010

Located between the football stadium and racetrack, the bronze sculpture of Leonardo Da Vinci's horse dominates the courtyard where it is installed. The sculpture itself is quite beautiful, and its size is something pictures simply can't capture. Downside is getting there if you don't have a car. Drove with a friend who lived in Milan for 10 years and it took us almost an hour to find it. People familiar with the stadium may have better luck. If you are catching a match, it's a worthwhile detour, but not sure I'd make a special trip.

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Denver, Colorado
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“A Spectacular Sculpture”
Reviewed 5 March 2009

My mom went to see the da Vinci Horse in Milan a few years ago and told me that I had to go see it when I was in the city.
It was a bit of a walk to find it but well worth it!
Located in the Cultural Park in Milan, the da Vinci Horse is a sculpture made in the 1990s from sketches by the famous Leonardo da Vinci. As I understand it, he was unable to build the sculpture after he designed it because all of the bronze in the country was being used for a war.
So, 500 years later an American group used his illustrations to build the horse and gifted it to Milan in 1999.
What doesn't come across in any of the images I've seen of the sculpture is it's sheer size!
It is truly magnificent and is a MUST for anyone who is a fan of da Vinci's work.

Unfortunately the laptop I was traveling with died so I don't have any pictures, but if I can recover them I'll post them here.

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