When passing through the capital of Lombardy region, one stop that is an absolute must is the Milan Cathedral. This one of a kind, incredible church took nearly 6 centuries to build and is sure to amaze everyone that comes to admire it. Adding the Milan Cathedral to your trip itinerary is sure to enhance your visit and leave you awestruck at the magnificence of this structure.
If you plan on visiting Milan, it will be difficult not to see the Milan Cathedral. This church is located in central Milan and four of the main streets of the city, radiate out from its four sides. It is the largest church in all of Italy and the fourth largest church in the world. Its construction was started in 1386 and wasn’t completed until 1965. To this day - many consider the Milan Cathedral construction to be incomplete as there are blocks of stone that are still awaiting carving.
Over the centuries, there were nearly 80 different architects and engineers that worked on designing and building this cathedral which is what has led to its unique style and mixture of different artistic designs. It consists of a combination of Gothic, Renaissance, Roman and even modern touches that make it the masterpiece that it is today.
Because it took centuries to build while embracing so many different architectural and artistic styles, the Milan Cathedral is sure to be a highlight of any Italian adventure.
The Milan Cathedral is located centrally in the city of Milan and is easily accessible by public transit, taxi and Rideshare services and is in walking distance from many other local attractions and popular hotels. The Milano Centrale Railway Station is the largest train station in all of Europe and most major Italian rail routes make stops at this station, making visiting the Milan Cathedral easy for any traveler.