Cathedral in Milan, Italy

Duomo di Milano – one of the largest churches in the world

The Milan Cathedral or Duomo di Milano is one of the premier tourist attractions in Milan and it has been visited by thousands of visitors from different corners of the world. The Duomo di Milano in Milan is one of the largest churches in the world and it is a gorgeous elegant mass of marble which houses 135 spires and 3,400 statues. This building initially served as a Gothic cathedral, but with the passing of several centuries, the designs of this stunning structure went through significant modifications, and the finished Duomo di Milano at present is a strange amalgam of various distinct magnificent styles.

The interior of this startling structure is lofty and somewhat gloomy when compared with its dazzling exterior. Its vast spaces are predominated by large stained-glass windows. The Duomo di Milano has four aisles. The ranks of confessional boxes are marked with opening times and also bear the name of the father confessor. While you visit this grand architecture you will find a staircase just inside the main entrance and this staircase will lead to the remnants of the baptistery.

Visitors can have a fantastic time exploring the various historical remnants of the bygone era and the main attractions of this place including the ruins of octagonal walls along with some black and white tiled flooring. The visitors are supposed to pay an admission charge and they can buy entrance tickets at the kiosk inside the  Milan Cathedral. The most fascinating part of your tour of the Duomo di Milano will be a trip to the Duomo di Milano’s roof, where you will get a spectacular view of the city, and the ambiance of the place is truly out of the world.

It is advisable for visitors to dress a bit conservatively while paying a visit to this regal structure.

Location Map of Milan Cathedral

Location Map of Milan Cathedral

  • The construction of the Duomo di Milano started in 1386.
  • It was commissioned by the renowned Gian Galeazzo Visconti, the first Duke of Milan.
  • The construction remain incomplete until the early 1800s.

The Duomo di Milano is situated at the heart of the city of Milan in Piazza del Duomo di Milano and is located within a walking distance from some of the prominent tourist attractions of the city. The Metro station also named Duomo di Milano is found right in front of the cathedral. The Linate Airport is at a drive of just 18 minutes from the cathedral.

The best time to visit Milan is from April to May or September-end to October. However, the Duomo di Milano looks best at sunset. For spectacular views, try to climb up to the roof of the cathedral.

The cathedral opens daily from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

There is no entrance charge to visit this beautiful landmark of Milan.

Nearby Attractions: Galleria D’Arte Moderna, St. Ambrogio Basilica, Museo Poldi, Teatro alla Scala, and Museo Cenacolo Vinciano.