Santa Maria delle Grazie

Santa Maria delle Grazie

Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie
MM1 Conciliazione then walk 450 mt (5 minutes)

Categories: Monuments and Churches
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  • The church and a tram passing by
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WARNING: in Italy taking pics inside churches and museums is often prohibited; taking pics at The Last Supper painting is strictly forbidden

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Included in the UNESCO World Heritage sites list, this church is very well known for its dome, made by Bramante, but most of all for the mural of The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, which is in the refectory of the convent.

During World War II, on the night of 15 August 1943, bombs dropped by British and American planes hit the church and the convent itself. Much of the refectory was destroyed, but some walls survived, including the one that holds the The Last Supper, which had been sand-bagged in order to protect it.

Don’t forget to have a look at the cozy “cloister of the frogs” because of the four frogs statues decorating the central fountain: it’s a real oasis of peace!

By the church there’s a tram line and it may be nice to take a picture of both the building and the tram going by.

Open 7:00 am – 12:00  pm and 3:00 – 7:00 pm (working days); 7:30 am – 12:15 pm and 3:30-9 pm on Sundays and hols

Visits to The Last Supper necessarily need a reservation.

Link

Wikipedia: Santa_Maria_delle_Grazie
Official site: Grazie_OP

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