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Chiesa di Sant'Alessandro in Zebedia, Milan

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4.6/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web
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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  • I ended up going to church in Chiesa di Sant'Alessandro in Zebedia because I was looking for the Sunday Mass and did a google search and came across it and chose it as it's my name saint! I was really...  read more »
  • those hidden things in Milan and in other city llamarina a lso turirstas a visit. of a style Baroque quite particular was restarurada makes little and is worth the pena a last. I touch enter when had mass... in a language that esconosco... and you gave an air Mystic
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  • The Church, in the central Piazza Sant'Alessandro in Milan, leaves you stunned, its façade, a beauty to behold. Its interior, with three naves, rich in Baroque décor, the entire surface is occupied by frescoes, stucco, gilding and bas-reliefs and much more, a spectacular setting, the Church waiting to be discovered, personally visiting it lasted about an hour. The namesake is called di Sant'Alessandro in Zebedia, because, built on the ruins of the ancient Roman prison by Zebedia, where the Saint was imprisoned. The Church is Stellata, and ' on the Michelin Green Guide, with assessment of inspectors to a star.
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  • To visit!
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  • Imposing façade
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  • If for a moment you need to escape the hustle and bustle of via Torino and misssori you can make a stop in this small quiet square where is one of the most beautiful churches in Milan. If you hear a celestial sound you're wrong, I'm just real bells!
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  • Beautiful, well worth a visit and calmly in 6.5 before the story
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  • I worked right next to this church and every day, in my journey from the Missori Metro station to Via Torino, popping up in this little square and visit in front of the facade of this church made me immediately feel in a different city, so far from traffic and from the daily racing. The square is in fact a little oasis of calm, where to sit on one of the benches or at the tables of a cafe or wine bar to enjoy a moment of tranquility and admire the façade of the Church, which was also recently renovated and presents its splendid reliefs. Then at this point deserves a visit inside, where it almost seems to go into a Museum given the wealth of works of art. If we don't have you ever been, certainly passes to visit!
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