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Duomo di Milano, Milan
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The fifth-largest cathedral in the world, Duomo di Milano is a marvel of Gothic architecture. Climb up to the roof and enjoy arguably the most spectacular views of the city, visible between the cathedral's Gothic spires. Constructed between 1386 and 1965, this massive church is known for its white marble, hundreds of spires, thousands of statues on its exterior, and a buttressed facade. You can take photos inside the cathedral if you buy a special wristband at the entrance. You can reach the roof, which is open during daylight hours, via elevator or 250 stairs. Make advance reservations if you'd like a guided sunset tour of the spires. Put Duomo di Milano into our Milan holiday planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Milan.
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  • Gorgeous! After a disappointing start in Milan, not our favourite city to visit, coming out of the tube to this view felt like finally being in Italy! 
  • Soon rose up the subway stairs jumps out the Duomo. Overwhelmed by the size and grandeur. There were free of charge, put the corn kernels in the Palm of your hand on the way to the entrance of foreign groups. Was like bait for feeding the pigeons, but all I'm a be avoided are ignored and passed. Behind the left aisle of the Duomo and the ticket office, few people were lined up. Inside there's a lot above the decoration was overwhelmed again.
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  • So beautiful and breath taking. The architecture is amazing! To secure tickets there are two places, one with a long line and another ticket counter that no one goes to with no line! Walk around the D...  more »
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  • It's really an incredible cathedral. Beautiful architecture inside and out, you'll be blown away as soon as you lay your eyes on the Duomo. What really impressed me however, were the stained glass windows inside the cathedral - looked so real I felt as if someone printed onto the glass! There's a ticket office to the right of the building as well as one across the street behind it. Lines for tickets and to get in are relatively quick. Make sure to dress modestly, as my girlfriend had to buy a 2 euro kimono to cover up her legs. You have the option of going to the rooftop terraces which give you pretty good views of the city. They were cleaning the building so there was quite a bit of scaffolding but still really nice. Your pass inside and up to the terrace will cost you 11 euros if you want to take the stairs or 15 if you take the elevator. The line for the elevator can take awhile so make sure you allot enough time in your schedule to fully see the cathedral. I would say 2 to 2.5 hours.
  • The Basilica of the Nativity of Saint Mary is Milan's Cathedral. It took six centuries (since 1386 AD) to complete and in Italy is second to St Peter's of Rome in size. Since it was built over several hundred years there is a number of contrasting styles and the quality of the workmanship varies remarkably. Emblem of the city of Milan, is a top attraction and an absolute must to visit. Highly recommended._
  • Strictly "Do not leave Milan without visiting this". Amazing beautiful & iconic architecture. This is masterpiece of world. You can beautiful view of entire city from the roof. Various ticket options available select as per your need. No entries for ladies waring anything short or skirt above knee else you have purchase separate clothe. You can buy this at ticket counter with 2 euro only.
  • This Milan landmark is amazing. The architecture is from out of this world. Queue were generally somewhat fast. If you are a girl, wearing a sleeveless top, bring a shall with you as you will be asked to cover your shoulders.
  • You can't leave Milan without visiting the cathedral. This is by far the no 1 tourist attraction. Take the lift to the roof top as you'll see views of the city! Awesome experience!