Architecture Around the World

Milan Cathedral (Duomo di Milano)
Milan, Italy

2016 photos - Exterior

2016 photos - Interior

2016 photos - Museum

Milan's 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)

Photos and their arrangement 2016 Chuck LaChiusa
 
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