Pinacoteca di Brera

Raphael, Caravaggio and Tintoretto: a treasure chest of art

Via Brera 28

PLEASE NOTICE: the Museums is open for free with new opening hours and reservation is mandatory on the website:

Tuesday and Wednesday: 9:30 - 13:30 (last entrance 11:50)
Thursday to Sunday: 14:00 - 18:30 (last entrance 17:00)


If you’re seeking a special museum experience in Milano, with a profusion of masterpieces and inspiring installations, then you’ve come to the right place: the Pinacoteca di Brera.


The large first floor spaces of the Palazzo di Brera display chefs-d'oeuvre such as the Discovery of the body of Saint Mark by Tintoretto, the Marriage of the Virgin by Raphael, the Dead Christ by Mantegna, the Supper at Emmaus by Caravaggio, the Pala Montefeltro (The Virgin with Child, Angels and Saints) by Piero della Francesca, Francesco Hayez's The Kiss and Umberto Boccioni's Riot in the Galleria and The City Rises. The collections comprise works from the fourth millennium BC. up to the twentieth century, a series of artworks representing the best of global production.


Constructed by the great architect Giuseppe Piermarini, the Pinacoteca is housed within the walls of an ancient fourteenth-century convent that once belonged to the religious Order of the Humiliati and was commissioned by Maria Teresa, Empress of Austria.


The Museum provides benches with dedicated design stations to enable visitors to stop, observe, sketch and fully enjoy the masterpieces. Some artworks have adjacent tactile samples such as reproductions of the fabrics depicted in the paintings or fragrances related to the image to augment the hands-on experience and to feel connected with the scenes.

Music lovers can explore the relationship between visual arts and music with the innovative Brera/Musica series; on dedicated days the museum spaces host a repertory of live international-level performances. For food lovers, the beautiful Caffè Fernanda is an integral part of the museum and one of the 5 museum bars in our not-to-be-missed in Milano itinerary.


In the heart of one of Milano’s most famous districts, in addition to the Pinacoteca, the Brera cultural complex comprises the Braidense National Library, the Astronomical Observatory, the Botanical Garden, the Lombard Institute of Sciences and Letters and the prestigious Academy of Fine Arts. The Pinacoteca was initially created to house a collection of works (paintings from the dissolution of churches and monasteries) to inspire the academy’s students in their historical and artistic studies.

A visit here encompasses many themes dedicated to art, nature, astronomy and culture.

Opening times

Opening times:


Tue – Sun: 8:30 – 19:15 (ticket office closes 18:40)

Every third Thursday evening of the month: 8:30 – 22:15 (ticket office closes 21:40)

Closed on Mondays, 1 January, 25 December

Ticket information

Ticket information:




Reduced prices: € 10, € 5, € 3, € 2, € 1 

Free admission every first Sunday of the month (except for exhibitions with fee payment)

Third Thursday of the month from 18:00 to 22:15 (ticket office closes at 21:40), on the occasion of Brera / Music: € 3


For all the info visit the official website

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Public transport

Public transport:



Line green M2 stop Lanza
Line yellow M3 stop Montenapoleone


1, 4, 8, 12, 14, 27


61, 97



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