Il Duomo Cathedral of Milan
Milan has the third largest cathedral in the world.
The Duomo is the third largest cathedral in the world after St. Peter’s in Rome and the Cathedral of Seville. Taking over over 500 years to complete, today the Duomo is constantly being repaired and maintained.
The Duomo is the third largest cathedral in the world after St. Peter’s in Rome and the Cathedral of Seville.
Looking at a map of Milan, you can see that Milan’s city streets follow a spider web pattern with the Duomo being the center point. All roads either run towards or around the great cathedral. When searching for an address, it is always helpful to know where the Duomo is in relation to the street, the lower street addresses are always at the end closest to the Duomo.
Date: It took over 500 years to complete and today is constantly being repaired and maintained.
Building Type: Cathedral
To visit the Duomo, (women must have shoulders covered)
The Cathedral is open everyday from 8:50 a.m. to 6:55 p.m. Holidays: from 8:50 a.m. to 6:55 p.m
For a spectacular view of the city and even of the Alps (on a clear day) you may climb to the top of the Duomo via a spiral stone staircase of 919 steps. An elevator to the top is also available. Tickets and entrance to both the staircase and the elevator are on Corso Vittorio Emanuele (the left side of the Duomo if you are looking at it straight on). Entrance 9.00 – 17.45, cost € 5,00 by elevator, and by stairs: € 3.50.
FACTS ABOUT THE MILAN DUOMO