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The Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea (Contemporary Arts Pavilion) is Milan’s premier contemporary art gallery, recognized for the exciting temporary exhibitions it hosts. See painting, photography, sculpture and video work from artists around the world. The pavilion is a destination for both art and architecture lovers, as the building itself is an excellent example of 1950s Italian architecture.
The gallery has played a central role in the Italian art community since opening in 1954. Milan has long been known for its important collections of art, but until the mid-20th century there were few large collections dedicated to contemporary work. The Contemporary Arts Pavilion was built in the 1950s to fill that gap.
The 12,916-square-foot (1,200-square-meter) gallery was designed by architect Ignazio Gardella. Take your time wandering through the open and modern space. Gaze through the large windows that overlook a series of lakes in the garden. The wide hallways and high ceilings provide a spacious environment different from anything else in Milan. After the building was partially destroyed by a Mafia-related explosion in 1993, it was entirely reconstructed by Gardella and his son.
Learn about the current movements within contemporary art at the pavilion. The gallery dedicates itself to education through a range of activities. As the only large-scale gallery dedicated to contemporary art, and without a permanent collection, the Contemporary Arts Pavilion is a great place to be introduced to new artistic movements. Join a free guided tour on Sunday evening or read through the paper guide included with admission as you walk through the gallery. A full program of the exhibitions and events is available on the website.
The Contemporary Arts Pavilion is located in downtown Milan and can be reached by bus, tram or metro. Visitors arriving by car will find street parking for a fee in the area. The gallery is open daily and there is an admission fee.
Located in Central Station, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Corso Buenos Aires and Indro Montanelli Public Gardens. Piazza della Repubblica and Spazio Oberdan are also within 10 minutes. Milan Repubblica Station is only a 5-minute walk and Porta Venezia Station is 7 minutes.
This family-friendly Milan hotel is located in a shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of Via Montenapoleone Fashion District, Teatro alla Scala, and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Cathedral of Milan and Piazza del Duomo are also within 15 minutes. Montenapoleone Station is only a 2-minute walk and San Babila Station is 8 minutes.
Located in Central Station, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Viale Monza, Corso Buenos Aires, and Piazzale Loreto. Piazza della Repubblica and Corso Como are also within 1 mi (2 km). Sondrio Station is only a 4-minute walk and Caiazzo Station is 9 minutes.
Located in Central Station, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Corso Buenos Aires, Piazzale Loreto, and Piazza della Repubblica. Porta Venezia and Corso Como are also within 1 mi (2 km). Caiazzo Station and Central Station are within a 5-minute walk.
Located in Central Station, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Piazza della Repubblica, Corso Buenos Aires, and Corso Como. Porta Venezia and Piazzale Loreto are also within 1 mi (2 km). Gioia Station and Central Station are within a 5-minute walk.
Located in Milan Centre, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Via Torino, Piazza del Duomo, and Cathedral of Milan. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and Teatro alla Scala are also within 10 minutes. Missori Station and Duomo Station are within a 5-minute walk.
This luxury hotel is located in Milan (Central Station), near the airport, Piazza della Repubblica, Indro Montanelli Public Gardens, and Pirelli Tower. Also nearby are Corso Como and Pinacoteca di Brera. Milan Repubblica Station is only a 3-minute walk and Turati Station is 6 minutes.
Located in Central Station, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Corso Buenos Aires and Porta Venezia. Teatro alla Scala and Piazza della Repubblica are also within 1 mi (2 km). Milan Porta Venezia Station and Porta Venezia Station are within a 5-minute walk.