A place travelers can visit Milan Cathedral
Reviews: Milan Cathedral
General description: Milan CathedralThe Milan Cathedral - Duomo di Milano is one of Europe's and Italy's most famous buildings and the 4th largest cathedral in the word! (St Peter's Basilica is larger, but technicaly not a cathedral)
Building the Duomo di Milano
The Milan Cathedral was built on the site of the early Christian Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and the slightly larger Roman basilica which was later consecrated as the Holy Tecla. Both dated back to the fouth century and were repeatedly distroyed and rebuilt in another form. The construction of the Cathedral started at the end of the 14th Century by the Duke Gian Galeazzo Visconti, however it took till 1858 before it was fully completed. This unique light marble structure with 4000 statues was consecrated in 1572 by Charles Borromea in the name of Santa Maria Nascente.
The Cathedral of Santa Maria Nascente Architecture
The Cathedral has 5 aisles and is 157m long and 109m wide. It has enough space to accommodate up to 40,000 people. The choir's tall stained glass windows are amongst the largest and most magnificent in the world. The cathedral is built in the gothic style which makes it an exception amongst Italian architecture. The façade was only finished during Napoleon's reign and is a mix of baroque and gothic styles.
Visiting the Milan Cathedral
7am - 7pm
Roof: €4 by stairs, €6 by elevator
Piazza del Duomo