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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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  • August 8, 2017
    Chiesa di San Babila still known as St. Vavily stands on the eponymous San Babila square. Built in the 4th century on the site of a pagan temple of Sun worship, for storage of relics of Saints and Roman Antioch Vavily of Caesarea. Is it christened Italian writer Alessandro Manzoni. In front of the entrance you can see a column with a lion, in Roman times, this lion was set at the Eastern Gate of Milan.
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  • August 4, 2017
    Church I've visited very many times and every time I marvel at its beauty and romance! Recommend visiting
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  • July 22, 2017
    If so is also not a monumental building, this small church absolutely worth a visit - check yourself!
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  • One of the interesting church to see in Milan. standing over many decades in Milan. Has many arts inside the church ,is a treat for art lovers.
  • Great to learn about mankind in the past.
  • It's a small church, but it has interesting paintings inside
  • Beautiful.
  • Gorgeous

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