Chiesa di S. Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore


Corso Magenta, 13, 20123 Milano



The Church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, once the home of the most important women's monastery of the Benedictine order in the city, is decorated on the inside with frescoes from the Lombard school and is referred to as the Sistine Chapel of Milan and Lombardy. 

The church, built inside the important Monastero Maggiore delle Benedettine, is the creation of Gian Giacomo Dolcebuono. It was built in 1503 on the ruins of an ancient church attached to the monastery, which was demolished in 1799.

A rich pictorial decoration completely covers the complex architectural structure: it is the most comprehensive evidence of seventy pivotal years of painting in Milan, from the 1610s to the end of the century. In the choir are paintings by Bergognone, while the chapels contain frescoes by Lomazzo and paintings by Antonio Campi. In the third chapel on the right are the famous paintings by Bernardino Luini, completed by his sons Aurelio and Giovan Piero.



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