We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pinacoteca di Brera

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Via Brera 28 | Brera, 20121 Milan, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 390 272 2631
08:30 - 19:15
Open now
See all hours
Tue - Sun 08:30 - 19:15
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

See some of the world’s most stunning, centuries-old paintings from Italian...

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Milan Skip-the-Line Brera Art Gallery Ticket
More Info
and up
Discover the Masterpieces of Brera Art Gallery with a Family Tour
More Info
and up
Leonardo Da Vinci's 'The Last Supper' and Pinacoteca di Brera Art Gallery...

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 3,499 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 403
  • 227
    Very good
  • 88
  • 10
  • 4
wonderful painting

When in Milan, and you love paintings, you can visit this finest collections. You can easily find Tintoretto, Canaletto, Mantegna, Rubens.... A good idea: you can visit it on... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Milan, Italy
Add Photo Write a Review

3,499 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 732: English reviews
Milan, Italy
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When in Milan, and you love paintings, you can visit this finest collections. You can easily find Tintoretto, Canaletto, Mantegna, Rubens.... A good idea: you can visit it on Thursday evening the Pinacoteca di Brera is open until 10.15pm and the entrance price is 2 euro starting from 6.00pm Don' t forget to take a look around you: the building... More 

Thank SistiAndrea
Nicosia, Cyprus
Level Contributor
242 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must when in Milan, in fact was the most interesting and fascinating visit we had in this indifferent city. The collection of paintings is very big and throughout our visit we noticed unexposed paintings kept in side rooms (probably due to the lack of space or need for restoration. Amazing works of art dating mainly from 14th... More 

Thank skybluem
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you love Italian art, the Brera has one of the finest collections, including masterpieces by Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto, Canaletto Luini, Lotto, Mantegna, just to name a few

Thank kim413
Vrsac, Serbia
Level Contributor
74 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A place you must visit! On thursdays you can get in for 2euros after 18h. Wonderful paintings and sculpture, grand collection, just exellent!

Thank andrijana .
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
438 reviews
329 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you can go to only one museum in Milano, Pinacoteca di Brera is it. In fact, I would rank this Pinacoteca as one of the best museums I have been in the world! As a part of the library in the hip Brera district, this Pinacoteca holds an incredible amount of Italian paintings, ranging from the Byzantine art to... More 

Thank Jay Y
Level Contributor
36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very beautiful place, very famous and it is possible to experience very amazing piece of arts. If you are interested in arts and architecture this is a must for you

Thank Hazal G
Level Contributor
73 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I teach art history but mainly the modern variety. I grow tired of Crucifixions and Madonnas quickly. And this has plenty of those. But, oh! What surprising pieces are here! I mainly went for Mantegna's Dead Christ, which I've often admired in JPG format(!), and this was well worth seeing. What I didn't expect was the Bellinis' massive St Mark... More 

Thank S Brent P
Milan, Italy
Level Contributor
53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to spend a day into the arts this is the place to be. Every time i go i remain surprised about the beauty of these masterpieces.

Thank Paola G
Corinthia Region, Greece
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing can compare with the awe you feel when you stand before the work for the Great Italian Masters, including Caravaggio, Rafael and Mantegna. DO NOT MISS IT. Avoid days and hours that are popular with schools, since they tend to be loud.

Thank nanoumar
Level Contributor
45 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was awesome and the painting are huuuuuuuge and beautiful! I was overwhelmed when i was standing in front masterpieces such as Magenta's Dead Christ and Francesco Hayez's The Kiss and was very surprised and happy to see a Picasso paintings! I strongly advise you to visit this museum and its shop to buy some art publications after the... More 

1 Thank SamMakari

Travellers who viewed Pinacoteca di Brera also viewed


Been to Pinacoteca di Brera? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Pinacoteca di Brera and other visitors
18 questions
Ask a question
Voula, Greece
11 months ago
1 day ago
Hong Kong, China
Glendale, Arizona
over a year ago

See all questions (18)

Questions? Get answers from Pinacoteca di Brera staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Brera

Neighbourhood Profile
Brera captures the real essence of the city. It is an excellent mix between history and modernity, where tradition meets innovation. Here design and beauty reign. On Via Brera there are the famous Pinacoteca (galleries), the National Gallery of Modern and Antique Art, and the Academy of Fine Arts. Interior design boutiques and intellectual cafes are typical of the district. Walking along Via Madonnina is a must to admire the architecture of buildings and the design stores. On Sundays, going to the local market is an unmissable opportunity for fashion, style and art. Tucked away, there is the Orto Botanico di Brera botanical garden that seems like a painting framed in an ancient fairy structure. Last but not least, it’s worth a visit to Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli with its Planetarium, the Civico Museo di Storia Naturale (Natural History Museum).
Explore this neighbourhood