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Milan Cathedral in Italy, Milan resort

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Milan Cathedral is the cathedral in Milan.

The temple was built of white marble in the style of flaming Gothic. Construction began in 1386 and was completed only at the beginning of the 19th century. Some of the details of the cathedral, however, were completed later, around the 60s of the XX century.

The cathedral is a symbol of the city, the fourth largest church in the world and the third largest in Europe.

The construction of the only white marble Gothic colossus in Europe lasted an eternity: in 1386, during the reign of Gian Galeazzo Visconti, the first blocks were laid in the foundation of the temple, and the project of the facade, approved in 1805 by Napoleon, was completed in 1813.

The cathedral was built on the site where a Celtic sanctuary was previously located, then the Temple of Minerva under the Romans, and in the 4th century the Basilica of Santa Tecla was built, which was destroyed in the 6th century, and in the 7th century, the temple of Santa Maria Maggiore was erected. The temple was subsequently demolished for construction.

It was decided to build the cathedral in the Gothic style. For this, Gothic specialists from Germany and France were invited, although the initial project was nevertheless developed by the Italian Simone de 'Orsenigo. For 10 years, the post of chief architect was held either by Italians or by Germans, until the architect Juniforte Solari took over the building in 1470. Solari invited Leonardo and Bramante as consultants, who proposed the Gothic style with more modern Renaissance elements, the result was a huge dome with an octagonal base. In 1417, the altar of the still unfinished cathedral was consecrated by Pope Martin the Fifth, and the cathedral began to function completely only in 1572.

In 1769, the cathedral building was decorated with a 104-meter spire with a statue of Madonna made of gilded bronze. The 'Stone Forest', consisting of 135 marble needles, was built in the 19th century.

Above the altar of the temple is a nail from the crucifixion of Christ. The main attraction of the cathedral is the golden statue of the patroness of the city. In order to get to the roof of the building, you need to go along the stairs located at the left wall of the cathedral or take the elevator.

The cathedral also features a porphyry Egyptian bath dating from the 4th century, Giacomo Medici's mausoleum and wooden choirs. The statue of St. Bartholomew deserves special attention.

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