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Il Cenacolo, Milan

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One of the most famous paintings in the world, Leonardo da Vinci's Il Cenacolo is a 15th-century mural in the World Heritage-listed convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie. This painting is one of the most studied, scrutinized, and satirized works of art ever. It was created for the artist's patron, Ludovico Sforza, and represents the scene of the last supper attended by Jesus and all of his disciples, as told by the Gospel of John. The painting measures 460 cm by 880 cm (180 in by 350 in) and covers an end wall of the convent's dining hall. Though little of the original painting remains today, repeated restoration efforts have prevented the image from completely deteriorating. To see this masterpiece, you must book tickets ahead of time, often months in advance. Go online to explore guided tour options and see available time slots. Work out when and for how long to visit Il Cenacolo and other Milan attractions using our handy Milan travel route planner.
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  • One of the greatest works of art of Western civilization by Leonardo da Vinci. To enter you must buy tickets in advance (at least two or three days), and the visit itself is only 15 minutes. The... 
    One of the greatest works of art of Western civilization by Leonardo da Vinci. To enter you must buy tickets in advance (at least two or three days), and the visit itself is only 15 minutes. The...  more »
  • What a cultural shock to stand up in front of the Cenacolo by Leonardo Da Vinci; one of the most famous painting in the world! Just FANTASTIC but too short; the next visitors are waiting...!!! 
    What a cultural shock to stand up in front of the Cenacolo by Leonardo Da Vinci; one of the most famous painting in the world! Just FANTASTIC but too short; the next visitors are waiting...!!!  more »
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  • Breathtaking. Is smaller than expected but still stunning. You must book tickets at least two months in advance, so plan your trip around these tickets. Due to tickets being timed we entered the building quickly and efficiently. So beautiful. Highly recommended!
  • When in Milan this is a must see of course. For me it was an extraordinary experience. I've seen it in so many pictures and different settings but to see it with my own eyes felt really amazing. The ambience inside the museum is very relaxed and you feel like you are experiencing something great.

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