The picturesque church of Milan at the Dominican monastery, erected during the heyday of the Renaissance. The temple began to be built under the Duke of Francesco Sforza I, who planned to place a family tomb here. The main attraction of the church is the magnificent fresco "The Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci. On it, the master depicted the last supper of Jesus with his disciples, after which Christ was betrayed by Judas and crucified.
Home to the masterpiece ‘The last supper’. The church has interesting exterior design and the refractory where the fresco is practically empty.
It’s definitely worth visiting and viewing it and having a guide makes a big difference.. Read more ». We booked the tickets online and the whole experience was satisfactory.
It is certainly one of the best known churches in Milan. Externally I really liked the architect but internally I found it quite bare, it does not say all that much! Still worth a visit anyway! To visit Leonardo's Last Supper you need to book it.. Read more » well in advance via website and you need to pay to enter it (it is quite expensive btw)
During my visit to Italy in 2006, I had the privilege of experiencing the awe-inspiring Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan. This UNESCO World Heritage site, renowned for housing Leonardo da Vinci's iconic fresco, "The Last Supper," left.. Read more » an indelible mark on my journey through Italy. From the beauty of its architecture to the profound artistic treasure it held within, Santa Maria delle Grazie was a testament to human creativity and spirituality.
The exterior of Santa Maria delle Grazie captivated me with its harmonious blend of Gothic and Renaissance architectural styles. The elegant façade, adorned with delicate rose windows and ornate details, beckoned me to step inside. As I entered the church, a sense of tranquility washed over me. The dimly lit interior, adorned with beautiful frescoes and intricate decorations, created a sacred atmosphere that inspired reverence.
Of course, the highlight of my visit was experiencing Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper." Standing before this masterpiece, I was captivated by the artist's genius. The delicate brushstrokes, the subtle expressions on the faces of the disciples, and the masterful use of perspective all contributed to the ethereal quality of the painting. It was a humbling experience to witness this iconic work of art and to appreciate its profound historical and cultural significance.
The Santa Maria delle Grazie complex also offered serene cloisters and peaceful gardens, providing a tranquil oasis in the heart of the bustling city. It was a place of contemplation, where one could reflect on the spiritual and artistic treasures housed within its walls.
Visiting Santa Maria delle Grazie was an unforgettable journey into the depths of art, history, and spirituality. It serves as a testament to the enduring power of human creativity and the ability of art to transcend time. A visit to this remarkable site is a must for anyone seeking to appreciate the beauty of Milan and the masterpieces it houses.
My visit to Santa Maria delle Grazie was an enriching and soul-stirring experience. It deepened my appreciation for the artistic genius of Leonardo da Vinci and allowed me to connect with the profound spirituality that permeates the space. Santa Maria delle Grazie is a true gem—a place that deserves the highest accolades for preserving and showcasing one of the world's greatest artistic treasures.
Santa Maria delle Grazie - Holy Mary of Grace - is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The convent contains the mural of The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. It’s considered one of Leonardo’s masterpieces and it well worth the visit when in Mi.. Read more »lan.
Pre-booked tickets are a must and it’s worth going on a guided tour as the history of the convent and the mural are fascinating - it’s really good having a guide talk through it and questions are encouraged. Access to the room is controlled so it’s never crowded as the room temperature needs to be maintained for the preservation of the mural.
Much if the convent was bombed during the Second World War but the refectory mural wall was heavily sandbagged and remained intact. A lot of restoration work has been done over the years, it’s truly fascinating.
More simple church comparing to others we have seen. Only famous for a separate museum, that has Leonardo fresco, which supposed to be sold out, we didn't even check, but seen reviews online. Church is free to enter.
Simon W Clark Author
The Last Supper painting on a church wall by DaVinci is definitely worth seeing in person as it's a priceless treasure. It's heavily booked out even in low season. Tour guides craftily snap up all the tickets in advance for month and you ha.. Read more »ve to book with the ones that have them.
That being said I managed to get us tickets and it was well worth it. You need to go through security checkpoints and into a vacuum sealed room. They only allow a limited number of people at any given time. The room is kept at a certain temperature to minimize over-tourism.
The church was bombed in World War 2 but wall remained intact. So they restored the church around it again. Amazing luck or divine intervention?
Worth a visit and definitely need to buy tickets prior. The staffs were very kind, polite and helpful. We had no issue with way finding at all and really appreciated the whole experience we had there
Must absolutely book in advance. Tickets get sold out very quickly. I had to go with a tour group as the tickets were not available. Totally worth seeing even though there are only 2 paintings in the church
It s a small but Beautiful church in which you will find The most famous work of DaVinci the Last Supper.
To visit this small church is for free and not many people but a tons of people to visit the Last Supper make sure you get a ticket in advance a.. Read more »nd then visit the church.
No private guide needed, it is a very short tour with time control on each visit, so don’t waste the money
José Angel Villarreal Gon
You get to pay 30 euros just to see a famous painting, which includes a workshop right after that (most people don't take it even though it's included). This to me is like paying 30 euros to see the Monalisa (in fact you get to pay 15 and y.. Read more »ou get to see the whole Louvre). The church itself might be nicer and free! I'm not saying "don't book a tour," I would just say not to miss other places because of this. Booking online in advance is required, as there won't be any available tickets at the counter.
Church where Leonardo painted the Last Supper. Entry to the church is free, however, to see the actual image you need to buy tickets for a museum that’s about 20m in front of the church.
It’s almost impossible to buy them on the spot. Mo.. Read more »st of the times they are sold for the upcoming 30 days. Your best bet is booking yourself online and planning your visit in advance.
Make sure to book your Last Supper ticket many weeks in advance. When I planned my visit they were all sold out and I had to book an expensive 3 hour walking tour just to see it. It was still worth it and the walking tour was interesting, but if you .. Read more »just want to see the Last Supper, you get to do that for a much lower price if you are on time!
A wonderful place. There is so much history in this small space. The facades are amazing with beautiful details. Everything is authentic and looks really magnificent. Fans of Italian and European history must not leave this place. Recommended fo.. Read more »r every category of people and groups. Follow me IG/mirchemk
A very interesting church architecture-wise that you can visit for free. The famous 'Last Supper' is not in there of course but in a small museum situated next to the church. If you 're visiting MIlano and you have enough time I sugges.. Read more »t you to visit it.
The church is amazing by itself, but the Last Supper is available only in the Museum. You can buy tickets there, but after noon most times there's a waiting line.
Guided tour was awesome. An excellent way to present such an great piece of art. I highly recommend the tour.
Absolutely beautiful. My English speaking guide was very friendly and spoke very good English. She was very helpful and answered all of my (many MANY) questions with intelligence and precision. The masterpiece itself was stunning and props to all the.. Read more » restoration teams over the hundreds of years. The 45 minute tour was the perfect amount even tho you only get to spend 15mins with the masterpiece. The church of Santa Maria delle grazie was stunning as well, and was very happy to see that it was still in use for church services.
Worth a visit to see the Last Supper in person! You will need to book tickets well in advance. We visited at the beginning of March - low season - and they were completely sold out. They have a pretty organized system. You will need to exchange your .. Read more »voucher for a ticket about 30 min in advance, where you will also need to put your backpacks in lockers. This is all done, along with the green pass/vaccine card check, at the ticket booth to the left of the church.
Then you're instructed to line up at the museum entrance where you'll be let in only if it's within 5 minutes of your entrance time on your ticket. They are fairly strict about this and we saw quite a few people turned away. You will need to go through security, then you will have time to read about the history of the church. You'll then be allowed in to see the Last Supper. You're given 15 minutes to see the work and you're free to leave anytime before then. If you'd like to have the Last Supper to yourself, just stay the whole 15 minutes, as most people leave around 5-10 minute mark. It's a wonderful and powerful piece and well worth a visit if you're in Milan.
It’s for sure worth a visit in Milano. Make sure you book ahead and check the website to ensure when you go to milan then e are available times. Use their actual website and you can get tickets for 15€ per person.
I would return in the fut.. Read more »ure
If you are planning on visiting museum with DaVinci's Last Supper you need to book a ticket in advance. I tried to book 10 prior to our visit and it was already sold out. Church however is very nice - recommend visiting
Great experience viewing the Last Supper in its original setting. Had not heard before that the medium Da Vinci chose hardly lasted, even during his lifetime, and the painting has been restored at least 7 times through the years by various artists.
.. Read more »Brilliant setting at the end of the monastery dining hall. Would have brought great times of reflection at any meal.
You just have to go and see it for yourself. There is also a second fresco on the opposite wall.
We were there at 2pm and had timed entrance tickets but all other tickets were already sold out.
You have to show the CDC vaccination card, which is acce.. Read more »pted in place of the European Green Pass.
Unbelievable experience, amazing atmosphere, the last supper was breathtaking! Definitely visit when you’re in Milan but pre book first!
Very historic place, the world famous painting by Leonardo Da Vinci "The Last Supper" located at the museum next door and tickets are usually sold out weeks ago, remember to book your ticket few month ahead of time.
MJ Zereh Poush
A place worths a visit, but make sure to book in advance to visit the "The Last Supper"! You won't get a chance to get a reservation at the door. But the church itself was really amazing with all the paintings and history on the walls .. Read more »there
Beautiful architecture and history. It hosts the legendary Last Supper painting but due to covid the shortened visit times can be rough - 17:45 is the last walk in hour. Entry is completely free but for the painting you need to buy tickets (10€ .. Read more »as far as I remember)
It was nice and all but I couldn’t see the painting at all as I had to get a reservation haha which is fair enough but it kind sucks as the same time haha
Santander Maria delle Grazie is amazing. You can visit the masterpiece of Leonardo Davinchi: The last super. And also at the other side of the room you can see another wall paintwork by Donato Montorfano: the Crucifixion. You have to book the tickets.. Read more » for visiting these two masterpieces before from their website.
Moreover you can visit the church and its amazing architecture and a lot of paintwork and sculpture there.
I highly recommend this place for visiting in Milan
Amazing. A dream come true for me. Line what line. If there was one it would have been so so worth the wait. Please visit here you won’t be disappointed.
It's one of the average church's, they have a dress code so is important to bring a veil or they seel it for 2 euros.
There are no words to explain the emotion of seeing The Last Supper. I’ve traveled to a lot of places with beautiful history and art (Sao Paulo, all throughout the US, Argentina, India), but this is my favorite art and piece of history I’.. Read more »ve ever seen.
Just a tip: you normally have to buy months in advance to make it into the viewing. However, due to Covid, right now they’re releasing passes each Sunday. Could change, but my hotel definitely did not know this.
Once you’re done, go across the street to Leonardo Da Vinci’s vineyard. I had such a magical time there.
It was a nice visit. We went there in the morning to see the Da Vinci's Last Supper. (btw the painting is not in the church like we thought but in a seperate museum attached to the church.) it was plain and you could see the places where it coll.. Read more »apsed. Nothing really much to see. But if you're going to see the Last Supper it is nice to take a quick look!
Beautiful church and amazing architecture, there is a small area after exiting the church from beside the altar.
The last supper (l’ultima cena) is a “must see” in Milan. Don’t forget to be there before your reservation since it’s not allowed to bring your bags and it takes time to arrange your entrance. There are lockers for free .. Read more »there. The total time of visiting is 15 minutes . So if you’re late, you gonna loose your time. Better to reserve in advance. Thanks to COVID-19 and lack of tourists you can reserve it easier than before. The ticket costs 15€. If you have a plan to visit, try to go as soon as possible. It’s a great opportunity to visit this masterpiece in reality.
I have created videos about this amazing place on Instagram: teo_asteriotis
Probably the tourist point number two. Even though this church is beautiful on its own, it is not the building itself that draws the millions of tourists every year. For it is here, where the original of Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper dwells. I.. Read more »f you want to try to discover if Dan Brown was onto something, or just enjoy the view of one of the world's most famous piece of art, the entrance fee is 10 euro and you can spend 15 minutes with the painting. And don't forget to book in advance. Especially during the high season, the reservations are fully booked months before.
Beautiful church just next to the Last supper museum in Milan. Service was in progress when we went in.
Holy Mary of Graze Church in Milan, Italy. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and contains the famous "The Last Supper" mural painted by Leonardo da Vinci. Visit to the mural has separate tickets and bookings have to be made months in adv.. Read more »ance.
Got a chance to visit the local market fare held here. Was a wonderful and lively place.
Great church. The last supper is located in the museum close by. An entrance fee is required
Amazing to see the Last Supper in real life! Definitely worth the visit. Due to Corona you are only allowed to stay in the room for 15-20 minutes. But that’s all the time you need to admire this masterpiece. On the other side of the hall on the.. Read more » wall is another beautiful wall painting.
A small museum with the famous painting is impressive, however the management is poor and not very helpful. I should add that I was violently pushed out of the church by the priest during the Sunday mass, and I was not the only one. A shame for someo.. Read more »ne representing the church, and cultural heritage of Italy...
Popescu Viorel Ovidiu
Definitely worth visiting. When i was there the ticket was 20 euro but it was worth it. You should book the ticket in advance because there are a lot of people who want to visit.It also has a nice gift shop.
the flow inside is super organized (for a pandemic times), the amount of visitors is limited so we could see the legendary paintings more thoroughly. the price for entering is 2€ (because i am a student, i don’t really know the detailed in.. Read more »formation about the fee). it is easier if we already book the ticket first through the website
Really nice, but if you want to see the Last Cene, you should buy the ticket online (they don't sell it there) the day before because you have to fill A LOT of forms online and it takes quite some time.
Nice church with interesting paintings. I should add that I have not gone to the Museum with Leonardos last supper, cannot judge that. Separated Prayerzone was nicely solved. Found some real quiet there for prayer.
10 Stars for Leonardo, 1 for the ticket booking process.
In the Ticket Office you can not book tickets. Online you had to tell Passport Nr. and everything and it still did not work.
sirien neiris (sirien)
Very nice and large museum, BUT - English descriptions are available only for portion of expositions (incl video content)
It was closed when I visit but still has that original look as many others they have all over the city
Right next to the famous Last supper.
Beautiful small basilica right next to the monastery where The Last Super is located. The red color and the shape of the exterior ravishes the eyes, and announce the wonder hidden inside. Definitely a must-see especially if you visit the painting. Th.. Read more »e place seems brand new even though it is standing there for centuries. You can see the different styles due to the different updates brought along the years.