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Chiesa di San Marco, Milan
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San Marco is a church in Milan, northern Italy.HistoryAccording to tradition, the church was dedicated to St. Mark, patron of Venice, after the help given by that city in the war against Frederick Barbarossa in the 12th century. However, the first mention of the church dates from 1254 when the Augustinians built a Gothic style edifice with a nave and two aisles re-using pre-existing constructions.The structure was heavily modified in the Baroque style during the 17th century, when it became the largest church in the city after the Duomo di Milano.In early 1770, the young Mozart resided in the monastery of San Marco for three months and, on May 22, 1874, the first anniversary of the death of the Milanese poet and novelist Alessandro Manzoni was commemorated in the church by the first performance of Verdi's Requiem, written in his honour.Art and architectureThe façade dates from an 1871 restoration by Carlo Maciachini, who kept the marble portal with tympanum, a gallery of small arches, the rose window and three statues of saints attributed to Giovanni di Balduccio or the Master of Viboldone. In the lunette is a mosaic representing the Madonna between Saints, a copy of the original by Angelo Inganni.
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  • I like the ancient atmosphere in the church. Great paintings and peaceful place to visit. Good place to spend some quiet time when shopping. 
  • The structure of the Church is a mixture of styles: neo-Gothic façade with a Gothic portal, Gothic bell tower, a series of Baroque chapels on the side. Inside reigns the same eclecticism: Baroque chapels, Renaissance frescoes, Gothic reliefs and frescoes. Very beautiful sanctuary, decorated in the Baroque style, with the main altar in the neoclassical style.
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  • A sunny Sunday of October, walking in Brera, I finally managed to get into this church, which from the outside would never think of much impressiveness as inside. It was the original Gothic façade restored hotel keeping is brick, typical Lombard, with parts in marble. The Interior has a Latin cross with a nave and decorated pillars and exceptional, are all the chapels that accommodate originals and copies of paintings and altarpieces by famous names such as: Caravaggio, Procaccini, Legnanino, Bernardino Luini. Gorgeous the pipe organ still mechanical. This church is well worth a visit.
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  • Superb artworks in an impressive architectural setting.
  • Imposing building ideal for photo shoots. Difficult to find a parking spot nearby.
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  • The façade is quite impressive. Located in the heart of Brera. To see
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  • Do not miss without entering inside, worth the visit.
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  • Very nice facade
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