Milan Cathedral – Duomo

Posted By : Staff Walkabout/ 1041

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The Duomo is literally at the center of Milan. Streets radiate from the cathedral or circle it. The cathedral occupies a site that has been the most central location in the city since its founding.

A vision in pink Candoglia marble, Milan’s extravagant Gothic cathedral, 600 years in the making, aptly reflects the city’s creativity and ambition. Its pearly white facade, adorned with 135 spires and 3400 statues rises like the filigree of a fairy-tale tiara, wowing the crowds with its extravagant detail.

The interior is no less impressive, punctuated by the largest stained-glass windows in Christendom, while in the crypt saintly Carlo Borromeo is interred in a rock-crystal casket.

The most spectacular view is through the innumerable marble spires and pinnacles that adorn the rooftop. On a clear day you can see the Alps.

Opening Time

CATHEDRAL
Daily 8 am – 7 pm

CRYPT OF ST. CHARLES (inside the Cathedral)
Monday – Friday: 11.00 am – 5.30 pm
Saturday: 11.00 am – 5.00 pm
Sunday: 1.30 pm – 3.30  pm
(Last admission 15 min before closing time.)

DUOMO MUSEUM
SAN GOTTARDO CHURCH
Tuesday – Friday: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
Last admission 5.10 pm

TERRACES
Daily 9.00 am – 7.00 pm
Last admission 6.10 pm

How to get there

Tram 15 or 23 : stop Piazza Fontana
Tram 2 or 14 : stop Via Torino
Tram 16, 24 or 27 : stop Via Mazzini
Tube MM1 or MM3: stop Duomo