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Old March 17th, 2012, 05:23 PM   #1
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Monumental Churches of Milan

Hello everybody, I open this thread to show the many monumental churches here in Milan. For monumental churches I means temples built prior XX century or (there will be only few examples) post 1900 but built by great architects. This collection will have 114 churches shown here, selected by me within the more than 300 churches present in the city.

Let's Start with the first five!

san fedele







san carlo al corso


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san marco



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a 360 visit of the great fresco in the apsis

http://milan.arounder.com/it/city-to...ca-abside.html

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The world icon, Leonardo Da Vinci's masterpiece and probably most iconic work, and the very only work of Leonardo who manage to became UNESCO world heritage site:



Here is how UNESCO describes what is considered to be the most important painting by Leonardo da Vinci: "the unrivalled masterpiece painted between 1495 and 1497 by Leonardo da Vinci"
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Old March 17th, 2012, 06:15 PM   #2
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...second shot!

San Francesco da Paola











San Babila







San Maurizio al monastero maggiore, with frescoes from Luini, a Renaissance painter
























Sant'eustorgio, Paleochristian basilica





Three wise men's tomb









Portinari chapel, jewel of lombard renaissance, with frescoes by Foppa and architecture by bramante

















San Lorenzo Maggiore, one of the first churches, built in the roman era, with in front roman colmuns from a temple













Sant'Aquilino chapel, with ancient roman mosaics





















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Basilica of Santa Maria della Passione























Santa Maria presso San Celso









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ancient picture from Milano Sparita thread:

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San Simpliciano, a paleochristian basilica from IV century









Fresco by Bergognone in the apsis







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Ancient Roman structure in the crypt



San Nazaro Maggiore, another IV century basilica, the fist one built according latin cross in western world

















Sant'Ambrogio Basilica, another IV century's basilica, historically, this is the second church in Milan. It has some roman mosaics in the apsis and in the San Vittore chapel













Longobard altar in gold



Camillo Procaccini's painting



San Vittore chapel







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Round Four!

Santa Maria presso San Satiro, by Bramante. This is the first trompe l'oeil in art history















San Vittore al Corpo basilica









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Sant'Alessandro church













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The macabre church of San Bernardino alle Ossa....with a chapel full of bones & skulls...

















Sant'Antonio Abate









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Impressive and beautiful!
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Chiesa di Sant'Angelo



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San Calimero







Crypt with frescoes from Fiammenghini













Santo Sepolcro







Renaissance terracotta nativity scene, scale 1:1









Certosa di Garegnano, called the Sixtine Chapel of Milan, all painted with frescoes by Simone Peterzano

















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And a virtual visit to see what's look like live with a 360° view, the church definately deserves a visit!

http://www.marcostucchi.com/Panorami...our/vt_44.html

Chiaravalle Abbey, with frescoes of artists from Giotto's school























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Santo Stefano Maggiore basilica, the church where the painter Caravaggio was baptized















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Sanctuary of Santa Maria alla Fontana, built in the renaissance (according to someone, the project would be coming from Leonardo da Vinci's pencil!)





























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Old March 18th, 2012, 04:53 AM   #9
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Old March 18th, 2012, 01:21 PM   #10
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Thanks for the appreciation!

I wanted to open this thread because to me this city is just interested in having "fashon & shopping + design" kind of tourism, while there could also another kind of tourism, less "consumerist" and more interested in artsy things

Some more churchey coming right up!

San Sebastiano, a civil temple built by architect Pellegrino Tibaldi













And a 360° visit!

http://milan.arounder.com/it/city-to...ebastiano.html
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Santa Maria alla Porta church, with architecture by famous baroque architect Francesco Maria Richini















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San Cristoforo al Naviglio, ancient little gothic church with many pretty frescoes, it is one of most pintoresque church here





One of many many painting inspired by the sight of the church:





















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Basilica of Sant'Eufemia





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The amount of churches in Milan is simply mind blowing. I remember walking there for a day, only in the center for a bit of a cultural tour and I think we visited at least 20 churches, all well-kept and open. Very special.
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Thank you, Neverworld!

Santa Maria del Carmine gothic church











The very baroque Carmine chapel, a spectacular example of decorativism











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Sanctuary of San Camillo de Lellis, neogothic built by architect Spirito Maria Chiappetta



















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Corpus Domini basilica, one of the very only art nouveau churches in the world.
it is pretty huge, but it is still largely unfinished on the ouside. I hope sometimes they will finish it!



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Another ancient church, this one was founded on Christmas day in 740 a.D., and was then trasformed in a baroque church by Francesco Maria Richini in the XVII century











And now the masterpiece of this church, the Passion Chapel, from the renaissance master artist Bernardino Luini









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San Giuseppe in via Verdi, another church from Richini. This was the first baroque church in Milan in the XVII century













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San Paolo Converso church, structurally, this church is very similar to San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore. Like its twin, this church also is completely covered by frescoes, but this time from Giulio and Antonio Campi. The architecture is by "il Cerano" and Galeazzo Alessi, in pure mannerist style.



this church is settled beside the Sant'Eufemia basilica







the completely frescoed vault

















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