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Pinacoteca di Brera

Pinacoteca di Brera Gallery - Milan, Italy

Courtyard of Brera Gallery, with the Naked Napolean Statue at Milan, Italy

The Pinacoteca di Brera is not only one of the most sought after tourist attractions in Milan, it is also considered as one of the major art collections in the world. It started with only a small collection of paintings and sculptures. This art gallery has gone on to mesmerize art critics, and is also of immense importance to general visitors in Milan. The entire art gallery teems with the mysteries of the bygone world, which lie trapped behind layers of old paint.

Pinacoteca di Brera is the most renowned art collection in Milan which comprises of the leading collections of Italian paintings. While exploring the numerous attractions of this gallery, the visitors will come across a magnificent and charming world of ancient myths, biblical stories, and images of daily life. If you opt for a guided tour in this art gallery you will discover the hidden meaning, and understand the metaphors, symbols, techniques and other minute details that are associated with the splendid collections of this gallery.

Each of the paintings of this Brera Gallery has its own tale, and in order to comprehend the meaning behind the beautiful paintings the visitors need to take a journey back in time. Only then will it be possible to completely rediscover the symbolism and the secrets of perspective in Piero della Francesca’s paintings, the heavenly love in Raphael’s works, the sparkling colors and the dazzling lights of the Venetian’s painters, and the stark realism of Caravaggio’s pictures.

The Pinacoteca di Brera has the following major exhibits: Raphael’s ‘Marriage of the Virgin’, Mantegna’s ‘Lamentation over Dead Christ’, the ‘Virgin and Saints’ by Piero della Francesca, and Caravaggio’s ‘Supper at Emmaus’.


Pinacoteca di Brera Map

Location Map of Brera Art Gallery

Location Map of Brera Art Gallery

Facts about Pinacoteca di Brera

  • The Pinacoteca di Brera was originally established by the Hapsburgs in the late 18th century.
  • It is called ‘Pinacoteca di Brera’ in the Italian language.

Where is Pinacoteca di Brera?

Pinacoteca di Brera (Brera Gallery) is situated at a charming street in old Milan called Via Brera in Italy. You will find the reputed gallery at number 28, Via Brera. It is flanked by other majestic l8th century structures.

Best time to visit Pinacoteca di Brera

April to May or September-end to October are the perfect months to visit Milan as the weather is pleasant.

Pinacoteca di Brera Hours

The Pinacoteca di Brera (Brera Gallery) opens from 8:30 am to 7:15 pm on Tuesdays to Sundays.

Pinacoteca di Brera Tickets

The ticket for an individual entry costs € 10.00 while discounted ticket costs € 7.00.

More on Pinacoteca di Brera

Nearby Attractions: Palazzo de Brera, N’ombra De Vin, Santa Maria del Carmine, El Tombon de San Marc and Lomography Gallery Store.


Image Copyright: PerseoMedusa

Published On: Tuesday, May 20th, 2014