Santa Maria delle Grazie is a church and Dominican convent in the Italian city, Milan. The Duke of Milan Francesco I Sforza, ordered the construction of a Dominican convent and a church in the 15th Century, the Santa Maria delle Grazie was completed in 1497. The building was built to Gothic and Renaissance styles and became the burial ground for the Sforza family, it has stunning architecture both on the inside and out that is a credit to human design. The church is most famous for containing a mural painted by Leonardo da Vinci of ‘The Last Supper’, which is situated in the refectory of the convent. In World War Two parts of the buildings were destroyed by the bombing and have since been repaired, the mural by da Vinci escaped damage. The Santa Maria delle Grazie is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The best way to get to this terracotta church is by metro, travelling to ‘Cardona’.
Opening Times and Admission
The church is open throughout the day and welcomes visitors to its confessions and services. There's also access available to see the mural by Leonardo da Vinci, this is open from 7am-12pm and 3pm-7pm on Monday to Saturday and 7.30am-12.15pm and also 3.30pm-9pm on Sundays.