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.
i love dis place,i have nothing negative things 2 say!!!b'coz,whenever i'm here i feel so peaceful and i feel dat i'm very close to HIM!!!sumday,sumhow...i'll be in this place agen,4ever with my loved ones!!!CIAO
I first entered this church with a Jewish man who asked "why do they make churches so big?" The first thing that came to mind was "to make us feel so small". This building is enormous. You could take all of the churches in the city in which I live, and place them all inside this building at the same time. Enormous. I'm no longer Christian, but I would still visit this church again.
It is incredible to think that construction on this building began before Columbus sailed, and that the last part of construction was completed in (I believe) the 1960's. From what I understand, it's still not officially complete.
The only negative(if you can call it that) that I experienced was that the building is cold in the winter.
Listening to choirs in this building is a wonderful experience. A good deal of older choral music was written with reverberation in mind, and this church is a beautiful place to listen to it.
One of my fondest memories of Europe.
I have seen many of the great Doms in Europe and this one was so beautiful. I loved going and looking at the beautiful art as well as being in such a spiritual state. For all the people that are concernced about construction, I have lived in Europe for 4 years and have seen many cathedrals and they are ALWAYS under construction.
Be forewarned in reading reviews that some people do not research a city prior to venturing there. I have read countless reviews that complain about church/duomo restoration. Any traveler should know that almost every beautiful duomo in Italy and abroad is under some sort of restoration, always. I have been traveling in Europe/Italy for 4 months now and every chuch I have seen is under restoration. Deal with it.
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