Architecture Around the World
Milan Cathedral (Duomo di Milano)
2016 photos - Exterior
2016 photos - Interior
2016 photos - Museum
Duomo is the second largest Catholic cathedral in the world: only
Seville Cathedral is larger (and St. Peter's Basilica doesn't count
because it's not a cathedral). Milan Cathedral is 157 meters long and
40,000 people can fit comfortably within.
The Gothic cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete. Groundbreaking: 1386. Completed: 1965.
The huge building is made of brick faced with Candoglia marble.
- Sacred Destinations: Milan Cathedral (online April 2016)