Cathedral of Milan

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Cathedral of Milan showing night scenes, a church or cathedral and heritage architecture

The largest church inItaly towers above the city center, where a gold-coated statue of the Madonnawatches over Milan.

The Cathedral of Milan is a breathtaking example of late Gothicarchitecture and is one of the largest churches in the world. It took almostsix centuries to build. Today it covers almost 40,000 square feet (12,000square meters) of the city center. It is the most recognizable building inMilan.

The church remains active and is the seat of the archbishop of Milan.Regular services are held inside the Duomo, as it is known to locals. There area number of additional opportunities to see its features as well. Admire thechurch’s many spires from outside in the Piazza del Duomo or climb to itsrooftop for views across the city.

The Cathedral of Milan occupies the historical center of Milan and thestreets of the city radiate outward from the piazza where it stands. Approachthe cathedral by foot to see its 135 spires looming over the city. The churchis also adorned with many gargoyles and statues. See the famous metal statue ofthe Madonna high overhead. The Madonnina sits 354 feet (108 meters) abovestreet level and is coated in gold leaf, making it radiant in the sun.

Despite its enormity, the interior of the Cathedral of Milan has anunusual intimacy. Beautiful stained-glass windows depict scenes from the Bibleand reflect an eerie light across the church floor. Descend the marblestaircase from the main cathedral to discover the Treasury of the Cathedralwhere you’ll find early Christian and Romanesque artifacts.

Ascend to the cathedral roof to gaze across the cityrooftops. On a cloudless day the Alps are visible on the horizon. Climb thestaircase that leads all the way to the top or take the elevator.

The Cathedral of Milan is open daily. An admission feeapplies for the Treasure of the Cathedral and the rooftop. The cathedral isserved by a metro station at the front but can be reached on foot from manydowntown hotels.

Top Hotels Close to Cathedral of Milan

Uptown Palace
Uptown Palace
4 out of 5
Via Santa Sofia N.10, Milan, MI
The price is NT$3,898 per night from Nov 14 to Nov 14
Located in Milan Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of University of Milan, Ospedale Maggiore, and Milano Policlinico Hospital. Piazza Missori ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (970 reviews)

Reviewed on 2021/10/12

Uptown Palace
NH Collection Milano President
NH Collection Milano President
5 out of 5
Largo Augusto, 10, Milan, MI
The price is NT$5,634 per night from Nov 23 to Nov 23
Located in Milan Centre, this hotel is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from MUDEC - Museo delle Culture. San Babila Station is 6 minutes by foot and Duomo Station is 10 ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (983 reviews)
"Location location location"

Reviewed on 2021/10/20

NH Collection Milano President
The Corner Duomo Hotel
The Corner Duomo Hotel
4 out of 5
Via Adalberto Catena, 2, Milan, MI
The price is NT$5,575 per night from Nov 14 to Nov 14
Located in Milan Centre, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Teatro alla Scala, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and Via Montenapoleone Fashion District. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (80 reviews)
"The property was very clean, the staff were exceptionally nice and helpful. Parking is extremely limited. The beds were very comfortable. Hard to find a king bed in Europe. However there was zero view. You could only see other buildings in the alley. Didn’t bother us swim e we wete out of the hotel ..."

Reviewed on 2021/10/13

The Corner Duomo Hotel
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Best Lodging Options Near Cathedral of Milan

UNAHOTELS Century Milano
UNAHOTELS Century Milano
4 out of 5
Via Fabio Filzi 25 B, Milan, MI
The price is NT$2,683 per night from Nov 25 to Nov 25
UNAHOTELS Century Milano
Uptown Palace
Uptown Palace
4 out of 5
Via Santa Sofia N.10, Milan, MI
The price is NT$3,898 per night from Nov 14 to Nov 14
Uptown Palace
NH Collection Milano President
NH Collection Milano President
5 out of 5
Largo Augusto, 10, Milan, MI
The price is NT$5,634 per night from Nov 23 to Nov 23
NH Collection Milano President
The Corner Duomo Hotel
The Corner Duomo Hotel
4 out of 5
Via Adalberto Catena, 2, Milan, MI
The price is NT$5,575 per night from Nov 14 to Nov 14
The Corner Duomo Hotel
Rosa Grand Milano - Starhotels Collezione
Rosa Grand Milano - Starhotels Collezione
4 out of 5
P.za Fontana 3, Milan, MI
The price is NT$6,784 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
Rosa Grand Milano - Starhotels Collezione
The Square Milano Duomo
The Square Milano Duomo
4 out of 5
Via Alberico Albricci, 2-4, Milan, MI
The price is NT$6,214 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
The Square Milano Duomo
Hotel Dei Cavalieri
Hotel Dei Cavalieri
4 out of 5
Piazza Giuseppe Missori 1, Milan, MI
The price is NT$4,858 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
Hotel Dei Cavalieri
Galleria Vik Milano
Galleria Vik Milano
5 out of 5
Via Silvio Pellico 8, Milan, MI
The price is NT$10,294 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Galleria Vik Milano
Maison Milano | UNA Esperienze
Maison Milano | UNA Esperienze
4 out of 5
VIA Mazzini, 4, Milan, MI
The price is NT$6,345 per night from Nov 12 to Nov 12
Maison Milano | UNA Esperienze
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