Cenacolo and Santa Maria delle Grazie

Santa Maria della Grazie convent is one of the symbols of the Renaissance in Milan. It awaits you in the city centre about 20 minutes' walk from the Duomo and is famous for the painting of the 'Last Supper' on the convent refectory wall.

Among the many masterpieces created by Leonardo during his period at the Sforza court, the Last Supper - the Cenacolo, as it is known, is his only surviving wall painting. The work was painted towards the end of the 15th century and showcases all Leonardo's artistic, aesthetic and expressive skills.

The Santa Maria delle Grazie complex is one of Milan'’'s most visited attractions; in 1980 it made it onto UNESCO's list of world heritage sites.


Useful to know

To see the Cenacolo you need to book. The convent is open every day except Mondays, New Year's Day, 1st May, and Christmas Day.

We recommend you plan your visit well in advance. Each visit lasts 15 minutes, and a maximum of 25 people are allowed in at any one time.

Why visit it

To marvel at Leonardo's masterpiece.