Watched over by the Madonnina, the cathedral's high rose marble spires represent the city's most famous artistic and ... More
The Duomo of Milan
Watched over by the Madonnina, the cathedral's high rose marble spires represent the city's most famous artistic and religious monument. The dimensions of Christendom's third biggest church are still awe-inspiring at 108m high (to the tip of the tallest spire) and 158m long. A range of architectural styles feature: doorways are 17th century, the central balcony from the late 18th Century and the three main upper windows early 19th-century pieces by Carlo Amati. The cathedral's vast interior overwhelms: its impressive pillars, vaults and streamlined arches enhanced by light that floods through the splendid stained-glass windows and the wonderful statuary surrounding the naves.
We only spent a day in Milan, but the true highlight was the Duomo. It is the most magnificantly built, breathtakeing structure. From the outside, the Duomo's detailed design stands out in the plaza. The dimly lit inside is a place to explore, dotted with stained-glass windows and magestic stone pillars. Yet it is impossible to truly understand the beauty of this place until you've been there!
If you ever doubt the wealth the Catholic Church controls, take a visit to the Milan's Duomo - a massively ornate structure that is still being added to. Make sure you get a glimpse of the detail from the roof top observation area as well as the panoramic views of Milan.
The Duomo in Milan Italy was absolutely beautiful. Forget about taking the elevator - you should walk up the 250 steps to the roof to get the true effect of this incredible Duomo. This was last catherial I visited during my 10 day tour of Italy, and the this Duomo was by far the most beautiful in my opinion.
Milan has a wonderful Duomo. It is very ornate and beautiful. You can go up on the roof and see the ornate building and the surrounding area. I don't know the particular style, but it is quite a treasure. Italy has such wonderful churches, this is in the top 5 for me. Enjoy!!!
This place was huge, crazy detailed architecture and great views of the city. Remember, you can't take your backpacks in the building or on the roof. The inside is amazingly huge with many different religious displays (paintings, statues, vigils, confessionals, prayer benches, etc.)
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