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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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  • The red brick facade of the church is very attractive. Above the entrance you can see a lovely fresco of Madonna and Child. It is a small and quiet church, a good place for worship and contemplation.  more »
  • Nice church in the Brera district. That day it was inactive after Easter celebrations, but the doors were open so we could see it freely.  more »
  • I like the ancient atmosphere in the church. Great paintings and peaceful place to visit. Good place to spend some quiet time when shopping.  more »
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  • Superb artworks in an impressive architectural setting.
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