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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  • August 15, 2017
    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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  • August 7, 2017
    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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  • August 2, 2017
    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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  • Worth a visit
  • Beautiful church.
  • Italy's churches are weird sometimes. This is a very large number of this degree of workmanship, church art, labor and time have enough value. In a parallel stack, people on the street to roam the store. It's hard to walk on the sidewalk. In this church have two of the hag. But you're looking at just what restoration money nor place this right do you find difficult to him. Sometimes we call beautiful or something terrible. Scary because the gloomy, made countless people's labor and exploitation of your life these buildings but since hand good, because so much labor and skills requires experience, laced with that elusive. Now a few murmured pathetic and a few smart phone been photographing tourists.
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  • A very beautiful church and interesting from a historical point of view. Beautiful clock and various Baroque chapels.
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  • I've been by accident before and I couldn't help but get ... well worth a visit.
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