Chiesa di Sant'Alessandro in Zebedia, Milan

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Sant'Alessandro in Zebedia is a church in Milan, Italy.HistoryThe original church was built by the Barnabite order in the 9th century, on the ruins of the Pretorium which tradition holds was the prison that held the martyred Sant'Alessandro.Its construction for the Barnabite order began in 1601 to a design by Lorenzo Binago, Francesco Maria Richini also contributing to the project. It comprises a principal building on the Greek cross plan with a central dome, and a separate presbytery which also has a dome. The façade, with decorations in bas-relief, has two campaniles.The interior includes works by important Lombard Baroque artists including Camillo Procaccini (an Assumption, a Nativity and a Crucifixion) and Daniele Crespi (a Flagellation). There is also an altarpiece in the first chapel on the right by Ossana.
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  • Who doesn't like the 17th-century Baroque church wouldn't say very fully. Richly decorated inside (but also the facade) with paintings by Camillo Procaccini and Daniele Crespi. Maybe a little dark but charming.
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  • Baroque church built in the late 16th century in honor of the Warrior-martyr of Bergamo Bergamo, Alexander who refused to bow down to idols in the presence of Emperor Maximian. Zabedia was imprisoned and then executed. Famous for the two bell towers (one clock is set to a different set of bells) and the main building with a dome, which resembles a Greek cross.
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  • A Church truly interesting, impressive, beautiful, perhaps little known. The Interior is well lit, you can admire the frescoes, chapels and a Christ on the cross that leaves you speechless. Alexander square there is the Bar "Prince, pleasant, with outdoor seating. Try the excellent breakfast pastries and lunch the various sandwiches and cocktails are just as good.
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  • Beautiful church... little hard to find
  • Worth a visit
  • Beautiful church.
  • 1960 's Catholic Church located in the Centre of Milan, very nice to visit quietly and carefully. It is called so because it is said that in that place there was the prison where he was held prisoner Zebedia s. Alexander
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  • Beautiful church filled with frescoes in the historic center of Milan, situated in a quiet area and is worth a visit.
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