Santa Maria delle Grazie is one of the most suggestive churches built during the Renaissance in Lombardia and the old seat of the Inquisition Court. Built between 1466 and 1490 at the hands of architect Guiniforte Solari, was later extended in 1492 when it was added the apse designed by Bramante. Inside, the church has two side gothic chapels, two rows of columns, the tribune, erected between 1492 and 1493 for want of the Duke of Milan Ludovico il Moro as a mausoleum for his family, which is a passage to the cloister of the old sacristy.
In the refectory of this fascinating 14th century church there’s one of the greatest masterpieces in the history of art: The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, while on the opposite wall there’s the Crucifixion fresco by Giovanni Donato da Montorfano, a painter from Lombardia who was a contemporary of Leonardo. The church of Santa Maria delle Grazie and Leonardo’s The Last Supper are both included in the UNESCO World Heritage sites list.
Times of Holy Mass:
weekdays 7.30 AM – 8.30 AM – 9.30 AM – 6.30 PM,
holidays 8.00 AM – 9.30 AM – 10.30 AM – 11.30 AM – 6.30 PM – 8.00 PM.
at 7.00 PM from Monday to Friday, at 6.00 PM on Saturday and Sunday.
Readings and hymns
from Monday to Saturday at 8.00 AM, on Sunday and holidays at 8.45 AM.
from Monday to Friday at 6.00 PM