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5 Reasons to Visit Santa Maria Delle Grazie

Mainly known as the home of Leonardo Da Vinci's world-famous The Last Supper, Santa Maria Delle Grazie in Milan is a magnificent church and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here are 5 reasons to visit this stunning and eclectic hybrid of architectural styles.

Leonardo Da Vinci's The Last Supper

Few paintings are as iconic as Da Vinci's 15th century mural. Though nearly destroyed on many occasions, thanks to a recent restoration, it can now be admired in all its splendor.

The Facade

The exterior demonstrates the church's mix of architectural styles: while the sober terracota facade exemplifies the Lombard tradition, the lavish entrance is in Renaissance style.

The Nave

The central nave and the adjacent aisles, with their highly ornate and exquisitely frescoed arches, are splendid examples of Late Gothic architecture.

The Dome

Designed by the eminent Renaissance architect Donato Bramante, this remarkable dome is camouflaged on the outside – its hemisphere is only apparent from the church's interior.

The Cloister of Frogs

The lovely garden of this inner cloister, named after the statues that spout water into the fountain, is ideal for a picturesque breather from the bustle of Milan.

Santa Maria delle Grazie: Our Tips

Book in Advance for Last Supper

If you want to see The Last Supper, it's necessary to reserve tickets ahead of time. Visits are limited to 15-minute viewing slots. Tickets sell out fast, so you should plan well in advance – in the high season, for example, they sometimes sell out 3 months in advance!

Access the Cloister Any Time

As mentioned above, the cloister is a lovely spot to take a break and renew your energies. If you want to visit the cloister but mass is ongoing, don't worry, you can also access the cloister from a side door at the back of the church.

Good to Know

  • When to visit
    Open 7 AM - noon, 3-7PM Monday through Saturday; 7.30AM - 12.15PM, 3.30-9PM on Sundays.
  • What is the price?
    Church admission: Free. Last Supper viewing: € 6.50 + € 1.50 booking fee
  • Will I need a guide?
    Not compulsory but recommended
  • How to get there
    The Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie is in between two metro stations: Cadorna Triennale and Conciliazone. It’s a 15-minute walk from the Duomo or a quick taxi ride.
  • Additional tips
    • Make sure to book in advance to view The Last Supper.
    • Check weather before visiting and dress accordingly.

What People Are Saying About Santa Maria delle Grazie

Excellent and informative tour with a very attentive guide

I thoroughly enjoyed this Milan tour with our excellent guide Donatella. She gave us all the beautiful details from DaVinvi's Last Supper painting to the city's wonderful highlights with such enthusiasm that I couldn't help but listen. She was also open to questions and happily answered them. I fully recommend this tour.

Milan: Half-Day History Tour and The Last Supper Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 11/24/2016

Fantastic tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining

We really enjoyed our tour. It was as promised and more. Our guide was very entertaining and friendly, she spoke perfect English. I would definitely recommend this tour

Outstanding. Interesting, enjoyable and inspirational.

Donatella is the best tour guide we have ever had. Her passion for Milan, her in depth knowledge and great sense of humour made the trip a wonderful experience. Thank you

Milan: Half-Day History Tour and The Last Supper Reviewed by Rebecca, 11/20/2016

An informative tour by a charming guidde

We joined Donatella, our guide, outside Santa Maria della Grazie, at 2:45pm to start our tour with a view of Leonardo's Last Supper. This was the highlight. Not only is this one of the greatest works of art in the world, but Donatella's knowledge was excellent as one would expect of a graduate in History of Art. We then visited Santa Maria itself before being taken on a walking tour which included the castle, duomo and La Scala. All the time, Donatella was constantly imparting her knowledge of the city, the monuments, the history, everything. She was responsive to questions and by the end, she was not just our guide, but our friend. So a super tour for which, many thanks.

An excellent and comprehensive introductory tour of Milan.

The 3 hour walking tour took in all the major sights that we wished to see in Milan, and our tour guide was knowledgeable, informative and enthusiastic (as well as witty!) A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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