Churches/ Cathedrals in Milan

Churches & Cathedrals in Milan, Italy

Churches & Cathedrals in Milan

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  • Michelle P
    Santa Barbara, CA40 contributions
    Once we found the ticket office in the gift shop we set out to explore the church, roof, and crypt of the Duomo di Milano. The roof is amazing and full of beautiful sculptures and views. The interior is gorgeous and must see. The underground is full of history and shows remains of the older foundations. All of it is worth seeing.
    Written 20 May 2022
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  • kaitlynprobst
    Denver, CO9 contributions
    I booked the wrong day but the tickets are non refundable - I don't want them to go to waste. If you comment your email I can reach out because you can reassign the ticket's names 24 hours in advance. May 25th 2022 at 4:45pm - I have 2
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Sam
    Nuremberg, Germany11,264 contributions
    Wow, what a beautiful small church. More of a chapel I would say. Amazing paintings on the walls and ceilings. This is a must to visit
    Written 28 December 2021
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  • Federico F
    Vicenza, Italy70 contributions
    Best example of romanic church in Milan, is really well kept and free to entry. It's also easy to reach with metro and inside there are a lot of artworks that have to be seen
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • Joana Ferraz
    12 contributions
    Very beautiful but it's only a small room. The history attached is also interesting. Also look at the ceiling while in there. Recommended to visit.
    Written 9 April 2022
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  • Ogi0
    Sofia, Bulgaria18,321 contributions
    The church is made by Bramante and looks like a Latin cross, although it is T-shaped (due to lack of space). The effect is achieved with optical illusion.
    Written 27 April 2022
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  • Ogi0
    Sofia, Bulgaria18,321 contributions
    An interesting basilica built in the 4th century, on the Roman amphitheater (its remains can be seen under the church). The church is currently under renovation, but you can enter the adjacent small museum, which has preserved mosaics from the original church, as well as the remains of a saint.
    Written 27 April 2022
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  • jordanellie41
    Bolton, UK838 contributions
    This church/monastery is outside of the city centre and requires a bus journey of around 15 minutes. Unfortunately the monastery part of the building was not open but the journey was worthwhile as the exterior of the church had wonderful domes, steeples and pillars which were charming. The inside is breathtaking with murals all over the walls and ceiling along with a magnificent alter.
    Written 24 September 2018
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  • Brun066
    Florence, Italy10,943 contributions
    I recently visited the San Eustorgio church after a long time. Here I would like to focus in particular on two attractions that it contains, and which are probably the ones drawing most of the visitors.
    The first attraction is the Tomb of the so-called Three Kings ("Re Magi" in Italian). Giant sarcophagus, it bears the inscription “Sepulcrum trium magorum” (which, however, was only added in the 18th century). An explanatory panel at the sarcophagus summarizes the tradition of their translation from Constantinople in 343 AD, and the subsequent (instead well documented) transport to Cologne in Germany in 1164, as war prey that Emperor Frederick I Hohenstaufen took from the city of Milan after its surrender.
    The alleged relics of the Three Kings are still found in Cologne (the imposing cathedral of the city was started to house them), so what you see is an empty sarcophagus. However, it invites us to learn more about the history of the Kings, to distinguish the facts somehow documented from inventions (many) and to deepen the allegorical meaning of their history: alluding to a Christian revelation that is also addressed to "gentiles" (= non-Jews), originally first of all those from Eastern world.
    The Portinari Chapel is quite different. It, linked to the church but well distinct from it from the architectural point of view, shows a quadrangular plan surmounted by a dome, which as such recalls the Old Sacristy of the church of San Lorenzo in Florence, by Filippo Brunelleschi; but otherwise it differs from the sobriety of the original to graft onto this structure decorative elements typical of the Lombard Renaissance (Certosa di Pavia, Colleoni Chapel in Bergamo): above all the dancing angels in terracotta on the dome drum, and the dome itself covered by polychrome scales. In my opinion, this synthesis is wonderful.
    The chapel has not been attributed with certainty to an architect. Today the name of Guiniforte Solari (1429-1481) is considered: he shaped the Milan of his time, thanks to the role he had in the main buildings in progress.
    The admirable frescoes on the walls, regarding the life of St. Peter "the martyr", are the work of another illustrious Lombard, Vincenzo Foppa, while the sepulchral ark of the saint, in the center of the chapel, is a work of the fourteenth century, later transported here , and it is probably due to Giovanni di Balduccio (Pisa, 1300-1349). The Chapel as a whole therefore documents, among other things, the transition from the era in which Lombardy was a tributary [also] of the Tuscan artists, to the era when the Lombard Renaissance was fully autonomous.
    Written 17 May 2021
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  • Alessandro F
    Milan, Italy25,621 contributions
    Beautiful church built in 1601 on previous church built by Barnabiti of 9th century.
    The scenographic facade dominated the small square with two superbe bell towers and several statues and bas-reliefs.
    The internal is made on shape of Greek Cross with central dome .
    Several beautiful paintings can be seen on altars made by Lombard artist like Procaccini , Crespi and Ossana
    Written 9 January 2021
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  • Denisa L
    Prague, Czech Republic756 contributions
    The paintings are stunning and they make the church very beautiful. Its really worth visiting. There was also a nice flower market at the front.
    Written 1 October 2021
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  • Cymro
    Coimbra, Portugal3,344 contributions
    If from Garibaldi Gate you walk down Corso Garibaldi and continue into Via Mercato, you will come across this church on your left as you walk along the street. It is set back off the street and has a large square in front of it which contains an interesting black sculpture of a human torso. If you go to the left of the church you will find the cloisters, which is a nice place to sit on the stone seats and relax.
    Written 29 January 2020
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  • Paul Legate
    St Ives, UK19,989 contributions
    At the north eastern side of Piazza San Fedele is Chiesa di San Fedele which is one of the most significant examples of Counter-Reformation architecture. The church was built in 1569 by Pellegrino Tibaldi for the Society of Jesus. The church is hugely appealing and is of incredible historic value, unfortunately I was not able to go inside during my visit in July 2020. Chiesa di San Fedele is not an absolute must-see but it is worth viewing whilst in the area of Piazza della Scala as it is only a couple of minutes walk away.
    Written 25 January 2021
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  • HameshaIndia
    New Delhi, India184 contributions
    This Basilica has to be among the 3 most beautiful churches we have seen in Europe. The others being a blue church in Krakow and one on top of the castle hill in Budapest. Its a paint facade outside and when you enter, its a world of art. There is adornment everywhere but it is very pleasing and restrained. The best part was a lot of natural light illuminated the church, when i entered at about 1 pm, with hidden artificial lighting directed at the ceiling. This was in contrast to the Duomo I had visited 2 days ago where artificial lights dominated the whole church and glared at you.
    IT was very quiet and contemplated and I sat there for quite some time. There were volunteers showing people around and a gentleman explained to me about the Basilica also. I think this church is one of the top attraction in Milan.
    Written 17 September 2019
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  • MosseTurku
    Turku, Finland2,000 contributions
    A lot of tourists que for hours to get into Duomo and that may be the only church they visit in town. That's a pitty as Milan has so many interesting and beautiful churches loaded with excellent works of art. Chiesa di Santa Maria della Passione should be a must during a visit in time and for sure is less time consuming. From outside the building doesn't promise a lot, but the inside is fantastic. Just sit and enjoy it all and make sure not to miss the Last Supper by Gaudenzio Ferrari. He was the first one who dared to paint the last supper after da Vinci.
    Written 4 June 2017
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