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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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  • Going back over a year away in this sumptuous church I found better lit within-at least in some sectors-what what does it profit a lot to the observation of paintings and decorative elements. Although there is the poor condition of some surfaces to be restored is, without question, the collection offers one of the best "cleaved" in terms of Baroque lombardo. Among the numerous works of art visible point out in particular the chapel of the Nativity, with an altarpiece by Camillo Procaccini and fresco of Moncalvo, true masterpieces, the crucifix and St John the Baptist, tele respectively of Procaccini and Daniele Crespi. I can only recommend the visit and, for more details, defer to my previous reviews.
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  • Each day step from there. I would call it a hidden gem. I did not know of the existence of this church, really nice!
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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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  • 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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