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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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  • its square is one of the most "romane" in Milan, its interior is a sort of Museum of fine arts of 1600, plus altars PREZIOSI, with semiprecious stones. Sin a little dimly lit.
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  • This is not very old church having being built in the 17th century. However, inside it is quite beautiful and ornate with extensive use of marble. The ceilings are painted and the altar has likenesses...  more »
  • The Church was built in Baroque style in the 17 century and included in the list of the best Milan churches built in this style. Very elegant facade with two bell towers. The Interior is rich and very beautiful baroque, particularly good pulpit, adorned with semiprecious stones stones.
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  • Beautiful church.
  • Beautiful church and the small square in front of it. One of the ' magic ' of a Milan forgotten. dominates the silence, and peace out since
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  • The Church of Sant'Alessandro in Zebedia is a place of Catholic worship, situated in the historical centre of Milan. It is located in the place where tradition has it that Alexander was imprisoned martyr.
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  • Imposing church, in a very narrow, which makes even grander building.
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  • To visit!
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