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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  • I am very attached to this church, where, back in 1947, I was baptized. The Interior, with three naves in Baroque style and is especially dark. Beautiful works of art contained in the Interior, especially those by Procaccini. Nice, and recently restored, the baptismal font. I went back today to see her from the inside.
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  • I return often to this Church (in which they were married my parents way back in 1937) and today I did it with the specific intent to review inside three stunning works of Camillo Procaccini, the Crucifixion, the assumption of the Virgin, and finally, Perhaps his masterpiece, the beautiful Nativity. This of course without detracting from the other great masters present with frescos and large canvases, including – to name just a few-il Moncalvo, Daniele Crespi, the brothers Saa and Filippo Abbiati. Always surprising, although seen many times, the wonderful precious polychrome stone pulpit. A truly unmissable destination yet oddly uncrowded.
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  • Begun in 1601, the building dates from the 18th century. Baroque style in Milan, this fine example of religious architecture is located in downtown Milan, although a bit secluded. I pass often walk in my internal routes, and each time I can't help but pause to observe some peculiar escaped the previous time ... Raising the gaze, his vision from the bottom (inevitable, given the small size of the homonymous square) from just the sense of Majesty.
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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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