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Chiesa di San Babila, Milan

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San Babila is a Roman Catholic church in Milan, northern Italy. It was once considered the third most important in the city after the Duomo and the Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio. It is dedicated to saint Babylas of Antioch.At the beginning of the 5th century, Marolus, the bishop of Milan, brought from Antioch to Milan relics of saints Babylas of Antioch and Romanus of Caesarea. Marolus founded the Basilica Concilia Sanctorum or church of San Romano, which stood until the 19th century a few meters south of the church of San Babila, on the site of a Roman temple dedicated to the Sun.The church of San Babila was built on the same site in about 1095. In the 16th century, the Church was extended with an additional construction at the front and a new baroque façade.The whole complex was renovated in the 19th century with the intent of restoring the appearance of the Medieval basilica, and in the early 20th century the Neo-Romanesque façade by Paolo Cesa-Bianchi was built. The bell tower is from 1920, and replaced the original tower which fell down in the 16th century.The interior has a nave and two aisles. Nothing of the original edifice has remained after the restoration and reconstruction carried on in the following centuries. The two side chapels are from the late Renaissance. The right aisle has an image of the Madonna which is highly venerated by the Milanese population.
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  • The Romanesque Church maintain its line of qs authenticity only in structure. The Interior has been heavily modified and nn retains nothing original. Notably the fascinating city on one of the busiest squares and stillness within
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  • Very nice paintings on the gate, but that was then already. No Church of must in my view.
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  • This church is in the busy central area of Milan near the quadriltero della moda. The church dates from the 11 th century but now it is bit of a mixture of architectural styles due to various renovati...  more »
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  • The Basilica of San Babila in Milan, is a Catholic place of worship located in the square. Inside is rich in mosaics and decorations. Has a "Founding Organ of the Basilica of San Babila" which stages concert seasons. Piazza San Babila, 70 years was the scene of political passions. The "sanbabilini" boys of the so-called "Milan well" spent his youth in adventures that were among the extreme militancy and the carefree student spirit. Shopping in the old town is full of famous brands such as: Dolce Gabbana, Versace, Armani, and luxury shops, jewelry stores and showrooms. It is located near the so-called "fashion district" which is closed between four streets: Via Montenapoleone, Via Manzoni, Via Della Spiga and Corso Venezia, but small waterways are sought after by Arab and Japanese tourists. A real luxury and fashion district.
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  • Beautiful Basilica, definitely worth visiting. Interesting mosaics inside.
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  • Suggestive point of reflection in the Center. Very nice interior decorations
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