Sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Grazie

The Franciscan church and convent date back to 1463, when the Observant Friars Minor settled in this peripheral area next to the river Lambro, outside the walls surrounding Monza. The brickwork church was built following the Lombard Late-Gothic style; in the 17th century  a Baroque portico was added to the façade and a stone bridge was built nearby to facilitate the pilgrims visiting the miraculous image of the Virgin Mary, still preserved inside the church.

After a devastating fire occurred at the time of the Napoleon era suppressions, the complex was restored in the 1930s and returned to the Franciscans.