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The Pinacoteca di Brera ("Brera Art Gallery") is the main public gallery for paintings in Milan, Italy. It contains one of the foremost collections of Italian paintings, an outgrowth of the cultural program of the Brera Academy, which shares the site in the Palazzo Brera.
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Incredible collection. It was such a pleasure to spend the afternoon here. Usually after about 30 crucifixion scenes in most museums I want to move on, but the way this collection was laid out and explained was marvelous. The plaques were so informative and many had a second plaque with either descriptions by other artists/art critics or things to look for in the paintings. There were so many different takes on the birth of Christ, crucifixion, etc that were incredibly moving even for someone like myself who is not religious. The museum is laid out beautifully. We were there for almost three hours and it felt like the time flew by.
The collection of paintings is fantastic. However, there is also an impressive old library which is worth a visit. The ground floor of the building is a school of arts, so if you stroll through it you can get an insight on the students' work there and that's also quite an experience.
Beautiful museum with stunning pieces. Recommend leaving more than an hour for your visit. Love the write ups with each piece and it just takes more time to really appreciate and read about each one.
Large collection of arts across the different decades. Very impressive display and there are many more in storage as they rotate them due to lack of space for display. Place was a bit understated from the outside and art displays were upstairs. Ticketing staff could have been more informative for non Italian speakers and it's also strange that they told me to keep my duffle bag in locker when I am about to finish the viewing at the end of the gallery.
Would not go again and would not recommend. The courtyard itself is free and more interesting than the art exhibition. The staff was not friendly at the ticket counter and the ticket cost 10€ (even though they state that the price is 7€ for ages 18-24 and European citizens, they ignored it and sold everyone in line tickets for full price). The inside of the gallery was disappointing, there were not that many paintings and it was the most underwhelming experience I had in Milan.
Great sculptures very relaxed vibe. Didn't make it into the gallery there were some graduation celebrations going on. Still work checking out
If you love art and you want to learn more about it, you should go to the Pinacoteca di Brera. They've got a hand-picked collection of Old Masters paintings that will blow your mind. There's info about each picture like fun facts and information why it was painted in this particular way.
If you are in Milano, this is a must see. The art students that frequent the area for university make it a really interesting and genuine atmosphere. The art housed here is a collection that is second to none. Plan on spending a good amount of time here and walking away knowing you experienced a true Italian treasure.
One of the best museums to visit in Milan! It’s full of historical heritage of Italy, most famous artworks are held there such as artworks of Caravaggio, Raffaele, Mantegna, Bellini, and else. The Pinacoteca di Brera is the main public gallery for paintings in Milan, Italy so you definitely don’t want to miss visiting it.
An incredible experience learning about Italian art history through time, the museum had a nice ambiance with warm lights and colorful walls, I especially loved the chairs they put in each room so when you get tired you can comfortably sit down and spiritually wander into any large scale painting. The descriptions are very well written, easy to understand in a clear logic, as you walk around you can learn a lot about Italian painting movements in history.
Gallery has great quality of paintings. If you like religious art you will enjoy it. I would say about a half of the gallery is filled with religious paintings, the other halve has some amazing master pieces. You will need probable 30-60 min to see everything.
Even though i am not a fan of religious art as a rule, i enjoyed this museum. The queue was not too bad in early May - about 20 minute delay BUT they controlled how many people could enter so it was excellent once inside. The art has been well organised and labeled in English. Most paintings had been restored so colors are vivid.
Not one of the richest collections of art in Italy, but surely one of the most interesting and easy to enjoy. Well organized and usually not too crowded, it is a place where you can really take your time observing a work of art. I will surely be back any time I am in Milan.
It was very good and very big. I think the entrance is 10€ but we went the first sunday of the month so it was free. The queue was fast even the amount people. It has like 40 rooms and more of 500 paintings. It also has some sculptures and some very big paintings. It has some seats so you can rest or contemplate the paintings. Summarizing, it was beautiful and a must shown place in Milan.
Museum with an impeccable collection of amazing art pieces. If you're in the city, this museum should not be missed. There is a large courtyard outside the main entrance to the galleries which is a fantastic spot to get some rest and soak in the sun. Lots of art pieces with a definite emphasis on religion but many classical pieces that should satisfy any visitor.
This museum has an interesting history and some remarkable works of art in it's collection. A cafe would be good but there are places nearby. Don't miss the botanical gardens at the back.
Huge collection of significant works - great for both scholars and casual visitors. The volume of works curated by the museum far exceed the available exhibition space, which means exhibits are rotated regularly. Great for repeat visits! Pro Tip: First Sunday of the month is the worst time to visit, as the free entry means very long queues and huge crowds. Look out for the "special opening hours" on Thursday evenings instead.