Enter Milan's most visited building and let yourself be enchanted by its impressive beauty.
Although the cathedral (as they say in Italian) was built to honor God, it is a breathtaking example of human aspiration. The building is magnificent, magnificent and imposing, has lasted for more than five centuries and emptied the purses of many rulers on their way there. With millions of visitors every year, it is a must for every Milanese and those who want to get to know this beautiful city.
You will be impressed when you approach Italy's largest church. It is 108 meters high and decorated with Gothic art. It won't really impress you until you enter the interior: It is huge, 160 meters long, 92 meters wide and offers space for 40,000 people.
The art and ornaments you will admire are also epic. There are sarcophagi of luminaries from past centuries - exotic-sounding names and titles of Milan dignitaries - and countless Renaissance statues. It even houses Italy's largest organ with 15,350 pipes.
Although the building stands on the site of a much older church, work began on it in its present form in 1386, and many rulers and wealthy men attempted to complete its construction over the centuries. Napoleon arrived in 1805 and even the little emperor could not complete the building (he did not pay for any of the works he ordered, the classical Napoleon).
Treasures can also be seen in the nearby cathedral museum (with your ticket you also get access to it). There is art, statues and tapestries in abundance - all in connection with the rich history of the cathedral. But there is one special feature you might want to try: the Modellone. This is an architectural model of the cathedral itself, a twentieth of its size. And that alone took 300 years!
Best time to travel: Early in the morning or in the late afternoon.
Please make sure that shoulders and knees are covered. Shorts, sandals, tank tops and mini skirts are not allowed. Metal objects, glass objects and luggage are also prohibited.
Children under 6 years have free entry.
• Access to Milan Cathedral
• Access to the Cathedral Museum
• Access to Gottardo in the church of Corte (inside the cathedral)
• Access to the archaeological area - Baptistery of St. Stefano (if selected)
Milan Cathedral - The Cathedral Cathedral Square, 20122, Milan Scan your ticket at the turnstiles at the entrance of each attraction included in the ticket.
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