Santa Maria delle Grazie e Cenacolo Vinciano

Santa Maria delle Grazie ("Holy Mary of Grace") is a church and Dominican convent in Milan, included in theUNESCO World Heritage sites list. The church contains the mural of The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, which is in therefectory of the convent. The Duke of Milan Francesco I Sforza ordered the building of a Dominican convent and a church in the place where a small chapel dedicated to St. Mary of the Graces was. The main architect was Guiniforte Solari, the convent was completed by 1469 while the church took more time. The new duke Ludovico Sforza decided to have the church as the Sforza family burial place and rebuild the cloister and the apse which were completed after 1490.