Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Milan is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Milan a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Milan.
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Piazza del Duomo, 20122 Milano, Italy
08:00 am - 07:00 pm
Milan’s Cathedral, or Duomo, is symbol of the city. The most exuberant example of Northern Gothic in Italy, its spiky spires and towers dominate Piazza del Duomo, Milan’s beating heart. The Duomo’s exterior is an upwardly thrusting collection of pinnacles, elongated statues and buttresses.
For the ancient wonderful interior and ca...
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Corso Magenta, 15, 20123 Milan, Italy
09:30 am - 07:30 pm
If you passed by this church, looked at its unimpressive exterior, and passed it by, it would be one of the greatest regrets of your trip. The walls inside have some of the city's most incredible murals and frescoes, painted in the 16th century. Some of them were painted by Bernardino Luini, who studied under Da Vinci himself. Much of the art pays ...
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Piazza Sant'Ambrogio, 15, 20123 Milano MI Italy
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio is one of the most historic churches in Milan. The church is popular for its amazing architectural values, as well as religious and historic significances. This basilica was originally built in 4th century after which it was renovated in 11th century. Its exterior is quite stunning to look at and boasts of an unusually...
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Piazza della Scala, 6, 20121 Milano, Italy
09:30 am - 07:30 pm
The museum is housed inside of what used to be an old bank. Much of the bank's old layout has been incorporated into the museum's own, giving the interior a very posh ambience. The artwork in the gallery focuses on the 19th and 20th century. Highlights to watch out for:
Bas-reliefs by Antonio Canova.
Speculative works by Umberto Boccioni.
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Corso di Porta Ticinese, 39, 20100 Milano, Italy
09:00 am - 06:30 pm
This is one of the popular and very well known tourist destinations of Milan. Originally a church, famous for exclusive and unique architecture – the museum is worthy to visit for all. If you are in Milan, considering not visiting this church would definitely a big miss! San Lorenzo Maggiore is located within a city park called Basilica'...
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Via Torino, 17/19, 20123 Milano, Italy
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
Once, sometime around the 9th century, a little mausoleum was built here, dedicated to San Satiro. Some time later a small church was built on top, which became an important pilgrimage stop. In the 15th century, the church got a massive facelift and became a famous early example of an architectural trick known as a trompe l'oei (an illusion that ma...
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Via Brera, 28, 20011 Milan, Italy
08:30 am - 10:15 pm
The Brera Picture Gallery is the main public gallery for paintings in Milan, Italy. See some of the world’s most stunning, centuries-old paintings from Italian masters including Caravaggio and Raphael. The gallery’s collection is housed in a 19th century monastery. Not visiting this art gallery would definitely be a big miss! ...
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Piazza Gae Aulenti, 20124 Milano, Italy
Gae Aulenti was the Italian architect you designed the splendorous Musée d’Orsay in Paris. It's fitting, then, that a square named after him is as impressive to look at. Three fountains cast a film of water over a portion of the square; there is a sculpted bench 105 metres long that flows circular; shiny arcades of reflective glass ove...
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Piazza Pio XI, 2, 20123 Milano, Italy
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Biblioteca Ambrosiana is a historic library in Milan, Italy, also housing the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, the Ambrosian Art Gallery. The library's collection is rich in classical manuscripts, notably Homer and Vergil, in incunabula, and in Oriental texts. It also contains Leonardo da Vinci's profusely illustrated Codex Atlanticus, now exhibited for ...
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Via Sant'Arialdo, 102, 20139 Milan, Italy
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
This elegant 12th century abbey was built from fired brick and Candoglia marble. It's renowned as one the first examples of Gothic architecture in the Italy. It is also famous for the many frescoes inside. Check out the 56 metre high tower and its mullioned windows. Highlights of the abbey include:
16th century entrance portal of the church.
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Piazza Sant'Eustorgio, 1, 20122 Milano, Italy
07:30 am - 06:30 pm
Founded in the 4th century, rebuilt sometime later in Romanesque style, this church was a highly important pilgrimage stop as it was suspected to contain the relics of the Three Magi. These were reportedly removed to Cologne in the 12th century, and only recently have fragments of the relics been returned. Coins of the son of Contantine the Great w...
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Via Chiese, 2, 20126 Milano, Italy
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
This used to be an old industrial complex that manufactured train carriages. It has now been transformed into one of the largest contemporary art spaces on the continent. There is only one major permanent art installation - the massive Seven Heavenly Palaces, made of concrete, weighing 90 tonnes each, and rising 14+ metres into the sky. You can fin...
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Via Verziere, 2, 20122 Milano, Italy
07:30 am - 06:00 pm
The church was built here in 1145, along with a hospital and a cemetery. When the cemetery filled up with dead bodies, and there was nowhere else to put them, a small side chapel was constructed to house the bones. The church is nice enough, with a baroque paintings in its chapels. Check out the altars dedicated to Maria Magdalene and Saint Rosalia...
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Via S. Cristoforo, 3, 20144 Milan, Italy
09:00 am - 07:00 pm
There are actually two churches here, fused into a single structure.
The older church is a Romanesque building rebuilt in the 13th century, given an ornate brick Gothic portal and rose window in the 14th. It's built on the site of an ancient Roman church, which is suspected to have been built on an even older Roman temple. The newer structure was b...
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Via Garegnano, 28, 20156 Milano, Italy
09:30 am - 05:15 pm
A charterhouse is any monastery belonging to the Carthusian order. The Chartreuse of Milan today does house an order of Capuchin Friars. Founded in 1349 Archbishop Giovanni Visconti, it has been the home of several notable figures, including the poet Petrarch. The buildings you see today are from the 16th and 17th centuries. The walls of the church...