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Duomo - Cathedral Tips (195)

The centre of things

I made an effort, and was able to get to the city centre where I made a visit to the Duomo. It was a reasonably warm day and waiting for a ticket was not an unpleasant experience.

Security seems to be tight but it did not delay anyone unduly. I had bought a ticket which gave roof access using the levator rather than use the stairs. It is worth it.

The cathedral is large and has a great deal to see; there are a number of museums and areas to be visited, make the time if you can. If not make sure you visit the roof - the entrance is outside of the main entrance and exit.

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gordonilla
Nov 16, 2015

Best view of my life

Well we went with the friends and it was quite hard to get to the terraces of cathedral, But once you get there you wont regret the effort, One of the most beautiful sights of my life, whole Milan city is visible from the top of Cathedral.

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AyybeeShafi
Jul 24, 2015

Views from the roof.

If you buy the ticket then you will be able to get up on the roof of Cathedral Terraces. Views from the roof of Duomo are stunning. Just have a look at the pictures. When you are on the roof the first your impression is as if you get in the forest of spires. That magnificent masterpiece is worth the money you spent for your visit.
Opening times of Cathedral itself: daily 7.00 – 19.00. Last entry 18.45

Prices:
Admission to Cathedral itself is free.
Combined tickets:
Combined A €15.00
Terraces by lift, Museum and Treasury, Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti
Combined B €11.00
Terraces on foot, Museum and Treasury, Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti

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Oleg_D.
Mar 05, 2014

Walking on the roof.

If you buy the ticket then you will be able to get up on the roof of Cathedral Terraces. When you are on the roof the first your impression is as if you get in the forest of spires. That magnificent masterpiece is worth the money you spent for your visit.
Opening times of Cathedral itself: daily 7.00 – 19.00. Last entry 18.45

Prices:
Admission to Cathedral itself is free.
Combined tickets:
Combined A €15.00
Terraces by lift, Museum and Treasury, Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti
Combined B €11.00
Terraces on foot, Museum and Treasury, Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti

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Oleg_D.
Mar 05, 2014
 
 
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Duomo by night

My wife said “This is the most beautiful and fascinated Cathedral among all Great Medieval Cathedrals of Europe!” And I should tell that I agree. The only important thing you should always remember is that majority of statues and decorations of exterior were made in XIX and XX centuries when building technologies and material made possible the construction of such architectural masterpieces. Another important thing is that the Cathedral is even better looking by the night.
Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photos and videos without flashlight and tripod but only if they bought additional photo permission. It cost two Euros and you can by it at the audio guide desk which is situated on the left hand side from the main entrance in the cathedral.

Opening times of Cathedral itself: daily 7.00 – 19.00. Last entry 18.45

Prices: admission to Cathedral is free.
Combined tickets:
Combined A €15.00
Terraces by lift, Museum and Treasury, Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti
Combined B €11.00
Terraces on foot, Museum and Treasury, Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti

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Oleg_D.
Mar 04, 2014

Duomo

I’m not going to rehearse the history of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Nascente also know as Duomo because everybody knows that Archbishop Antonio da Saluzzo started its construction in 1386. Cathedral was finished only in XX century, at last and since then it is on endless repairs and renovations. How can I describe it? I can just repeat the words of my wife “This is the most beautiful and fascinated Cathedral among all Great Medieval Cathedrals of Europe!” And I should tell that I agree. The only important thing you should always remember is that majority of statues and decorations of exterior were made in XIX and XX centuries when building technologies and material made possible the construction of such architectural masterpieces. If it is not enough anybody can find the heaps of information on that Cathedral in internet.
Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photos and videos without flashlight and tripod but only if they bought additional photo permission. It cost two Euros and you can by it at the audio guide desk which is situated on the left hand side from the main entrance in the cathedral.

Opening times of Cathedral itself: daily 7.00 – 19.00. Last entry 18.45

Prices: admission to Cathedral is free.
Combined tickets:
Combined A €15.00
Terraces by lift, Museum and Treasury, Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti
Combined B €11.00
Terraces on foot, Museum and Treasury, Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti

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Oleg_D.
Mar 04, 2014

Interiors of Duomo

We should always remember that the Duomo is one of three biggest medieval Cathedrals in Europe. That’s why it has no three but five naves.
Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photos and videos without flashlight and tripod but only if they bought additional photo permission. It cost two Euros and you can by it at the audio guide desk which is situated on the left hand side from the main entrance in the cathedral.

Opening times of Cathedral itself: daily 7.00 – 19.00. Last entry 18.45

Prices: admission to Cathedral is free.
Combined tickets:
Combined A €15.00
Terraces by lift, Museum and Treasury, Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti
Combined B €11.00
Terraces on foot, Museum and Treasury, Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti

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Oleg_D.
Mar 03, 2014

The Southernmost Nave.

Since Milanese Duomo has five naves I use this definition the southernmost nave. What can you see there? First of all, you will be able to observe the tomb with effigies of prominent Milanese merchant Marco Carelli who died in 1394. This is the oldest tomb in cathedral and only one survived till nowadays. You will see the relics of clergymen beatified in XX century. So, you will be a witness of symbolic bridge between the past and present times. And of course if you have a look up then you can enjoy pretty vaults.
Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photos and videos without flashlight and tripod but only if they bought additional photo permission. It cost two Euros and you can by it at the audio guide desk which is situated on the left hand side from the main entrance in the cathedral.

Opening times of Cathedral itself: daily 7.00 – 19.00. Last entry 18.45

Prices: admission to Cathedral is free.
Combined tickets:
Combined A €15.00
Terraces by lift, Museum and Treasury, Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti
Combined B €11.00
Terraces on foot, Museum and Treasury, Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti

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Mar 03, 2014
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The high Altar.

High Altar of Milanese Duomo is one of the hugest in the Europe. It has two huge pulpits situated around the side columns.
Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photos and videos without flashlight and tripod but only if they bought additional photo permission. It cost two Euros and you can by it at the audio guide desk which is situated on the left hand side from the main entrance in the cathedral.
Opening times of Cathedral itself: daily 7.00 – 19.00. Last entry 18.45

Prices: admission to Cathedral is free.
Combined tickets:
Combined A €15.00
Terraces by lift, Museum and Treasury, Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti
Combined B €11.00
Terraces on foot, Museum and Treasury, Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti

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Oleg_D.
Mar 02, 2014

Ambulatory

To get in the Ambulatory or the place behind the altar you are required to tale audio-guide/ When we visited the cathedral the rule wash neatly and simple “no audio-guide – no access to ambulatory”. In ambulatory you will be able to observe the stained glass windows, sculptures and some frescos.
Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photos and videos without flashlight and tripod but only if they bought additional photo permission. It cost two Euros and you can by it at the audio guide desk which is situated on the left hand side from the main entrance in the cathedral.

Opening times of Cathedral itself: daily 7.00 – 19.00. Last entry 18.45

Prices: admission free.
Combined tickets:
Combined A €15.00
Terraces by lift, Museum and Treasury, Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti
Combined B €11.00
Terraces on foot, Museum and Treasury, Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti

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Oleg_D.
Mar 02, 2014

Crypt

To visit the crypt situated under altar is better to spend fifteen Euros and buy combined ticket. Entrance to the crypt is situated at the southern side of the altar and will see a queue there. What are you going to see there? Well, you shall be able to see the reliquary with some small part of the relics belonged to early Christian Martyrs Saint Gervisius and Saint Protasius. You should remember that the bodies and main relics of these saints are in the Basilica of Sant’ Ambrogio.
On the other side of the crypt you shall be able to observe the sarcophagus of Saint Charles or Cardinal Carlo Borromeo (1538–1584) who was the Archbishop of Milan in from 1564 through 1584. He was one of main mastermind of Counter-Reformation and left the very bloody footprints after his presence in Switzerland. He was canonized in 1610.
Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photos and videos without flashlight and tripod but only if they bought additional photo permission. It cost two Euros and you can by it at the audio guide desk which is situated on the left hand side from the main entrance in the cathedral.

Opening times of Cathedral itself: daily 7.00 – 19.00. Last entry 18.45

Prices: admission free.
Combined tickets:
Combined A €15.00
Terraces by lift, Museum and Treasury, Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti
Combined B €11.00
Terraces on foot, Museum and Treasury, Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti

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Oleg_D.
Mar 02, 2014

Milan Cathedral

Milan's cathedral (The Duomo) is one of the world's largest churches. It is located in Cathedral Square. Milan Cathedral is positioned in the center of Milan. Construction of the cathedral began in 1386, and continued for hundreds of years until 1813; several finishing touches were not completed until 1965.

The facade of the cathedral is very beautiful and is covered with wonderful statues and carvings. The cathedral has several beautifully carved doors.

Inside the cathedral is spacious, but a bit gloomy.

Access to the roof of the cathedral is from the rear of the building. It costs 12 Euro 50 to go up there. I intended to go, but long queues persuaded me otherwise.

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Jan 07, 2014

Things To Do Near Duomo - Cathedral

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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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Palazzo Reale - Museo Duomo

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Chiesa San Gottardo in Corte - Church

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Chiesa San Fedele - Church

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Chiesa San Carlo al Corso - Church

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Palazzo dei Giureconsulti

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Getting to Duomo - Cathedral

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Piazza del Duomo

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