Cathedral of Milan

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

Cathedral of Milan

The largest church in Italy towers above the city center, where a gold-coated statue of the Madonna watches over Milan.

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

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 are a number of additional opportunities to see its features as well. Admire the church’s many spires from outside in the Piazza del Duomo or climb to its rooftop for views across the city.

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

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

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

The Cathedral of Milan is open daily. An admission fee applies for the Treasure of the Cathedral and the rooftop. The cathedral is served by a metro station at the front but can be reached on foot from many downtown hotels.

Top Hotels Close to Cathedral of Milan

Duomo Hotel & Apartments
Duomo Hotel & Apartments
Via San Paolo 13, Milan, Lombardia, 20121
The price is NT$4,680 per night from Jun 14 to Jun 15
Stay at this business-friendly apartment in Milan. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (616 reviews)
"An immaculate hotel that couldn't be better located for exploring the Duomo! It was literally a 3 minute walk but actually located in a quiet side street. Perfect! Rooms were lovely, good value and front desk staff very polite and helpful! Highly recommended!"

Reviewed on 2022/5/16

Duomo Hotel & Apartments
Rosa Grand Milano
Rosa Grand Milano
4 out of 5
P.za Fontana 3, Milan, MI, 20122
The price is NT$8,764 per night from May 29 to May 30
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Milan. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (972 reviews)
"The only hotel I stay at every time I come to Milan"

Reviewed on 2022/5/16

Rosa Grand Milano
Uptown Palace
Uptown Palace
4 out of 5
Via Santa Sofia N.10, Milan, MI, 20122
The price is NT$4,874 per night from Jun 2 to Jun 3
Stay at this 4-star boutique hotel in Milan. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (973 reviews)
"Decent property within 20 minutes walk to the centre."

Reviewed on 2022/5/6

Uptown Palace
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UNAHOTELS Century Milano
UNAHOTELS Century Milano
4 out of 5
Via Fabio Filzi 25 B, Milan, MI, 20124
The price is NT$3,992 per night from May 25 to May 26
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Rosa Grand Milano
Rosa Grand Milano
4 out of 5
P.za Fontana 3, Milan, MI, 20122
The price is NT$8,764 per night from May 29 to May 30
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Uptown Palace
Uptown Palace
4 out of 5
Via Santa Sofia N.10, Milan, MI, 20122
The price is NT$4,874 per night from Jun 2 to Jun 3
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Duomo Hotel & Apartments
Duomo Hotel & Apartments
Via San Paolo 13, Milan, Lombardia, 20121
The price is NT$4,680 per night from Jun 14 to Jun 15
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NH Collection Milano President
NH Collection Milano President
5 out of 5
Largo Augusto, 10, Milan, MI, 20122
The price is NT$7,209 per night from Jun 12 to Jun 13
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UNAHOTELS Cusani Milano
UNAHOTELS Cusani Milano
4 out of 5
Via Cusani 13, Milan, MI, 20121
The price is NT$5,261 per night from May 29 to May 30
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The Corner Duomo Hotel
The Corner Duomo Hotel
4 out of 5
Via Adalberto Catena, 2, Milan, MI, 20121
The price is NT$7,039 per night from May 29 to May 30
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The Square Milano Duomo
The Square Milano Duomo
4 out of 5
Via Alberico Albricci, 2-4, Milan, MI, 20122
The price is NT$7,887 per night from May 29 to May 30
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Room Mate Giulia
Room Mate Giulia
4 out of 5
Via Silvio Pellico, 4, Milan, Lombardy, 20121
The price is NT$10,431 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
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