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San Marco, Milan, Milan

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San Marco is a church in Milan, northern Italy.HistoryAccording to tradition, the church was dedicated to St. Mark, patron of Venice, after the help given by that city in the war against Frederick Barbarossa in the 12th century. However, the first mention of the church dates from 1254 when the Augustinians built a Gothic style edifice with a nave and two aisles re-using pre-existing constructions.The structure was heavily modified in the Baroque style during the 17th century, when it became the largest church in the city after the Duomo di Milano.In early 1770, the young Mozart resided in the monastery of San Marco for three months and, on May 22, 1874, the first anniversary of the death of the Milanese poet and novelist Alessandro Manzoni was commemorated in the church by the first performance of Verdi's Requiem, written in his honour.Art and architectureThe façade dates from an 1871 restoration by Carlo Maciachini, who kept the marble portal with tympanum, a gallery of small arches, the rose window and three statues of saints attributed to Giovanni di Balduccio or the Master of Viboldone. In the lunette is a mosaic representing the Madonna between Saints, a copy of the original by Angelo Inganni.
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  • August 10, 2017
    the best part is that the coucine of the Church 400 years ago now is a wine bar , ombra du vin is its name at via san marco .. the atmophere for a wine bar is superb world wide .. outside western euro...  more »
  • July 24, 2017
    It is located north of the Brera art gallery, easy-to-understand. Breakfast is in the Church. The church façade is similar to the Church of Santa Maria del Carmine. Had more than one person in the Plaza in front of the Church, in the Church was only my friend and I.
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  • June 14, 2017
    The red brick facade of the church is very attractive. Above the entrance you can see a lovely fresco of Madonna and Child. It is a small and quiet church, a good place for worship and contemplation.  more »
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  • November 19, 2016
    Superb artworks in an impressive architectural setting.
  • February 16, 2017
    beautiful light up
  • November 20, 2016
    Beautiful church.
  • June 12, 2016
    Beautiful place
  • June 29, 2016
    Basilica

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