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Church of St. Maurice in Major Monastery

Corso Magenta, 15, 20123 Milano MI, Italy

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About Church of St. Maurice in Major Monastery

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.


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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.