Duomo of Milan or Milan Cathedral is a mammoth cathedral exuding the Gothic-style architecture. Situated centrally in the city of Milan, it has a length of 157m or 515 feet and a width of 92m or 302ft. This huge cathedral can accommodate up to a maximum of 40,000 people simultaneously. It is not only one of the most prominent tourist attractions in the city but also one of the world’s biggest Catholic churches. Make sure to take out some time and climb to its rooftop terrace o marvel at the mesmerizing vistas of the city from the top.
Previously, the Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio occupied the site where the Cathedral stands today. The cathedral’s impressive construction started in 1386 intending to give a modern touch to the locality, as well as, for celebrating the Visconti territory’s expansion.
The temple’s topmost spire features a bronze statue called the Madonnina. The Duomo of Milan was sculpted in 1774 by Giuseppe Perego. During the passing years, the statue emerged as the symbol of the city of Milan. Make sure that even though it is extremely hot when you visit Milan in summer, you should wear appropriate clothes to cover your knees and shoulders. Else, you may not be permitted inside in all likelihood.
How to get there
From the Central Station of Milan, take the line 3 subway to reach Piazza del Duomo, which will take around 15 minutes.
You will find a direct bus that leaves from Central Station m2 m3 and arrives at Via Larga. The bus operates daily and after every 2 hours while the travel time is about 13 minutes.
It is the fastest way to reach the Cathedral from Milan’s Central Station. You can reach Piazza del Duomo within just 5 minutes.
Free entry for kids aged 6 and under, visitors with disabilities and military informed personnel
Kids 6-12: € 850
Adults: € 16,50
Kids 6-12: € 6,50
Adults: € 12,50
Museum + Cathedral:
Kids 6-12: € 2,50
Adults: € 3,50
Daily 8am – 7pm