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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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  • We found by the MarcoPolo travel guide to the Church of San Marco. The entire building is impressive and very long. The architecture combines several styles (Gothic, Baroque architecture, Gothic architecture). The Interior of the Church is decorated with beautiful fresco paintings that remind one works by Leonardo DaVinci. This wonderful Church in the district "San Marco" is worth a visit!
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  • We visited the Church on 14/08/2016. Free entry, which is worth a visit: murals, central independent chapels in different styles, conservation of the nave, there is everything! Don't miss out on this beautiful church
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  • By out of a typical style romaico of the North, about alen in its inside the frescso in excellent state of conservation. EYE! the times.. .the at noon
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  • Do not miss without entering inside, worth the visit.
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  • Very nice.
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  • Beautiful
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  • Beautiful church in Brera district
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  • Beautiful place
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