The Duomo, also known as “Milan Cathedral”, has become the symbol of the city. The Duomo is the biggest church in Europe after Saint Peter's in Rome and the Cathedral in Seville.
Il Duomo de Milano was completed five centuries after the first stages of construction in 1386, the spires finally complete by the end of the Nineteenth Century. Gothic in style, it brings together Lombard and Northern European art, with turrets and flying buttresses which create a definitely forbidding exterior. The building's massive bulk culminates in the main spire towering at 109 metres. Inside, the cathedral has five naves and a collection of wonderful statues.
If you want to know more about the History of the Duomo, you can visit the museum and climb up on the roofs to enjoy a magnificent view of the city and the Alpine panorama.
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