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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

Passionate guide gave us a memorable tour of the Last Supper

Our guide was an English-speaking guide from Milan. She was waiting at the church before we arrived, gave us a warm welcome and lots of background information about the Last Supper. We felt like the tour added to the experience of admiring the painting.

The guide was very good and with a lot of details :)

I wonder how much we could hear about the Last Supper and Leonardo Da Vinci during the tour.

Milan: Half-Day History Tour and The Last Supper Reviewed by Barbara, 12/21/2016

A great guide for the first day in Milan

Everything was perfect - good guide, a lot of interesting information ... and probably the only way to see The Last Supper.

It was absolutly great to see the Last supper.

It was absolutly great to see the Last supper and after to go to Museum of Duomo. I would like to recomand this ture to everyone . It was the best price and great way to meet new friendly people there. Thank you so much.

The Last Supper & Milan Cathedral Museum Tickets Reviewed by Ivana, 12/16/2016

So worth it. Learned so much from our tour guide!!!

Not only did we not have to wait in line, having our guide walk us through the history and stories behind the amazing painting was just worth every penny. Highly recommended.

Milan: Skip-the-Line Last Supper Guided Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 12/15/2016

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