Royal Palace of Milan

Milan, Italy

The Royal Palace of Milan (Palazzo Reale di Milano) was the seat of government of the city for centuries. Today it serves as a cultural centre and home to expositions and exhibitions.

Originally designed with a structure of two courtyards, the palace was then partially demolished to make room for the Duomo. The palace is located to the right of the facade of the cathedral opposite the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. The facade of the building follows the style of the ancient courtyard, forming a recess in respect to Piazza del Duomo, known as the Piazzetta Reale.

The magnificent Hall of Caryatids can be found on the main floor of the building. It occupies the site of the old theatre, which burned down in 1776 and is the only room that survived the heavy bombings of 1943. The damage caused by the incendiary and violent air movement was followed by a state of abandonment for over two years, which contributed to further serious damage to the building. Many of the neoclassical interiors of the Palace were lost.



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Founded: 13th century
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Italy


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ernst wit (7 months ago)
It typically has excellent exhibitions. Last week I visited the Monet, and even better, the magical realist exhibitions. The former had an excellent collection and had taken a couple of interesting perspectives (en plein nature and the use of light by Monet), but the second one was a beautiful scholarly your through an exciting 2 decades of Italian art.
Pepper Poppins (7 months ago)
Exhibitions in excellent quality! The place is spacious and has its own historical values. I visited here for the Monet exhibition and it is awesome. The price is more expensive comparing to other museums in Milan but it's worth to see. I hope they continue to have more exhibitions so that I can visit often.
Delia Dobritoiu (7 months ago)
I only say the temporary Monet exhibition, which was good. I am a big Monet fan and I saw many exhibitions of his art. This was not the best, but since the paintings were new for me, I am rating it 5*.
S N (8 months ago)
Always beautiful and great exhibition. Really well-organized! All precautions for COVID has been applied and cyber checked our green pass with documents. Thank you.
Werner (9 months ago)
I bought the 20 euro ticket which included the architecture part the roof and the museum and it was all great would recommend
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