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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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  • almost every year a meal in Milan every year trying to climb to the heights, inside the Cathedral, I was still in the first trip, and upstairs has no chance. But in vain! It's worth a lot. We bought a ticket for 16 euros, which included a visit to the Cathedral, but not only and its Museum. Climbed by lift (so tickets cost, breakfast is plentiful), visited the Cathedral, Museum and Church of the Museum. (all of this is included in the price)
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  • We reserve the entrance in Get Your Guide and it was a success, because the queues for tickets as afterwards for the entrance to the Cathedral are huge. Having preanotazione everything goes much faster and was grateful. We took input with terraces with audio-guide and climb stairs and perfect. That, not the stairs you throw back because they are not to do so (especially if you already have "suffered" from Florence's Duomo and campanile). It is worth climbing. We also went to the Museum of the Duomo because entries came with another that we buy for the last supper of Leonardo. The Museum closes on Mondays, the rest of the days is open from 10 to 17 hours. If you have the entry is worth, if you're hurry time and/or sacred art not calling you especially you could dispense with the visit. But the Cathedral is a must.
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  • very cute caffè bistrot behind the duomo in Milan ... in a quiet porch ... in the heart of Milan but in peace and quiet ... good food ... average price and service good;)
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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!