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Santa Maria delle Grazie

Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 20123 Milano MI, Italy

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About Santa Maria delle Grazie

The Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, situated in the heart of Milan, is an outstanding work of architecture, and an emblem within the Catholic tradition. The Church is one of Renaissance art's most important testimonies and a shining symbol of creative human genius. Duke of Milan Francesco I Sforza ordered the construction of a Dominican convent and church at the site of a prior chapel dedicated to the Marian devotion of St Mary of the Graces.



Attractions near Santa Maria delle Grazie

The National Museum of Science and Technology "Leonardo da Vinci" is based in Milan; opened in 1953, with its total of 50,000 m² is the largest museum.  It has the largest collection in the world of machine models made from drawings by Leonardo da Vinci.  Its collections count 16,000 historical assets and include representative evidence of the history of Italian science, technology, and industry from the 19th century to the present day. In its 14 interactive workshops, activities are carried out

Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio0.54km from Santa Maria delle Grazie

The Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio is a church in the centre of Milan, northern Italy. One of the most ancient churches in Milan, it was built by St. Ambrose in 379–386, in an area where numerous martyrs of the Roman persecutions had been buried. The first name of the church was in fact Basilica Martyrum. The monastery and church became a large landholder in northern Italy and into what is now the Swiss Canton of Ticino.

Church of St. Maurice in Major Monastery0.62km from Santa Maria delle Grazie

San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore is an old church that dates back to 1503. The church is often called "Sistine Chapel of Milan" due to its stunningly beautiful interior paintings. Literally, everywhere you look is covered with artwork. Built in the 16C, the exterior of this Benedictine monastic church is very plain. The main attraction of the monastery are frescoes, including a beautiful cycle of the 15th Century as well as wall paintings by Bernardino Luini.

Triennale di Milano0.73km from Santa Maria delle Grazie

The Milan Triennale, housed in the Palazzo dell'Arte, is an international cultural institution that produces exhibitions, conferences, and events on art, design, architecture, fashion, cinema, communication, and society. It organizes exhibitions of great visibility and attention such as those dedicated to contemporary art, to architects and designers of national and international fame, to the great stylists who have changed taste and customs, to social issues.

Museum of Ancient Art0.79km from Santa Maria delle Grazie

The Museum of Ancient Art of Milan, located inside the Castello Sforzesco, is home to one of the most important collections of late antique, medieval and Renaissance sculptures and art objects in northern Italy. In fact, rich in over 2000 pieces exhibited in rooms adorned with frescoes from the Sforza and Spanish periods, including the Ducal Chapel, the museum houses works and masterpieces linked in particular to the history of the city and Lombardy, as well as works of art acquired over time fr

Sforzesco Castle0.82km from Santa Maria delle Grazie

Sforzesco Castle was originally a fortress of the Visconti family, later became home to the mighty Sforza dynasty that ruled Milan Renaissance. Now it is a beautiful monument sheltering several specialized museums and traces of the city’s past. An oasis of art and culture. Its collections include those of the Museum of Antique Art, of the Museum of Musical Instruments, and of the Picture Gallery.

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About 10 million people, forming one-sixth of Italy's population, live in Lombardy and about a fifth of Italy's GDP is produced in the region, making it the most populous and richest region in the country and one of the richest regions in Europe.