Milan Cathedral

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Country: Italy Region:
Lombardy
Town:
Milan
Category:

temple

building

landscape attraction

Recommended for children from the following age groups:
  • 3-7
  • 7-12
  • 12-16

The famous Cathedral of the Birth of St. Maria in Milan (Italian: Duomo St. Maria Nascente di Milano) is one of the largest churches in the world. Its impressive dimensions are: 157 m in lenght and 92 m in width.

Noteworthy is also the length of the construction time, because it lasted almost 600 years.

The characteristic features of the Milan cathedral, among other things: a very ornate roof with numerous turrets and spiers, sculptures, whose number is close to 3300, doors decorated with reliefs depicting scenes from the life of Mary and St. Ambrose, scenes from the life of the city, as well as the world's largest stained glass windows and the world's largest sundial, placed in the aisle next to the entrance to the cathedral. The interior is decorated with numerous monuments and works of art, among them: gold-plated statue of the Madonna, sarcophagi of the bishops, the famous statue of the skinned Bartolomeo from 1562, an unusual altar, organ and many others.

From the roof, where there is a viewing platform, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the city, at good weather you can see the Alps from here.

Milan Cathedral

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Adress:

Piazza del Duomo, 18, Milano, Italia

Gallery:
Opening days and hours:

open throughout the week from 7:00 to 19:00

Tickets adults:
entrance to the interior of the Cathedral free, entry to the viewing platform lift 12 €, entrance to the stairs to the platform 7 €
Tickets children:
entrance to the interior of the Cathedral free, entry to the viewing platform lift 6,5 €, entrance to the stairs to the platform 3,5 €
Pass:

n/a

E-mail:

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Phone:

+39 02 7202 2656

Source:

sunnycompany.com; www.duomomilano.it

Updated on

Friday, 12 April 2013

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