Know at a glance which are the best museums in Milan, because the Lombard capital can be more than just the city of fashion.
They say that Milan is the city of fashion, but now we are going to move away from the catwalks and boutiques and we are going to think of the capital of Lombardy as a museum. Do you want to know which are the best museums in Milan? Well, continue with us because here we are going to introduce you to the best known ones.
Brera Art Gallery
The Pinacoteca di Brera is not only considered one of the best museums in Milan, but it is also listed as one of the best art galleries in the country, and that in a place like Italy are already big words. Located in the Palazzo Brera, on Via di Brera, here you can see works by artists such as Raphael, Caravaggio or Titian, which are exhibited since the beginning of the 19th centurythe date on which this art gallery, associated from the beginning with an Academy of Arts, was inaugurated.
Ambrosiana Art Gallery
Another great art gallery in Milan is the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, created in the 17th century through the mediation of Federico Borromeo, an influential figure of the time and who became Archbishop of Milan. In this art gallery in Plaza Pio XI, there is also linked from its beginnings to a library (also very important) and an Academy of Arts, exhibits works by artists such as Botticelli, Bramantino, Titian, Caravaggio, Brueghel and, of course, the great Leonardo Da Vinci.
Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci
We changed register and went from art and painting to Science and technology in a museum that is dedicated to Leonardo Da Vinci. Although, this museum that is located in the reconstructed Monastery of San Vittore goes much further and, apart from the section focused on the great Da Vinci character, it has many sections. It is so complete that, really, it is more focused on people than are engaged in or have a real interest in science than being a tourist attraction.
The Convent of San Maurizio, in Corso Magenta (one of the main streets of Milan), is today the headquarters of the Archaeological Museum. Like all museums of this type, revisit the oldest history of the Italian city founded by the Celts in the year 600 before Christ, approximately. Once inside the museum you can also see remains of walls and defensive fortifications dating from Roman times.
Of course, we were not going to forget the Sforzesco Castle, one of the Main tourist attractions of the Milanese city and that inside it houses several museums. Apart from an art gallery with more than a thousand works, inside the castle you have the Museum of Prehistory and Protohistory, the Museum of Ancient Art, the Egyptian Museum and other curious museums such as the Museum of Furniture or the Museum of Musical Instruments, among others. many and between permanent exhibitions.
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