Duomo Milan Ticket Overview

With your Duomo Milan ticket you can visit one of the most extraordinary attractions during your Italy tour. This famous cathedral is the second largest cathedral in the world, and is best known for its immensely beautiful gothic and renaissance architecture. With 3400 statues, 135 gargoyles and underground crypts and treasure, you cannot get over the intricate details of this vivid cathedral.

With your Duomo Milan tickets explore the various museums, rooftop terrace, Crypt and Treasure, and also the Baptistery. The Cathedral is certainly one of the most beautiful churches that you will witness. During the 17th century, there was an astonishing revolution in the architecture of the cathedral that gave rise to construction of five portals and two middle windows. The cathedral took up the gothic style including the already finished details with humongous Gothic pilasters and two giant belfries. Later in the year 1762, the Madonnina's spire was erected at the dizzying height of 108.5 m.

Why visit the Duomo Milan?

Why visit the Duomo Milan?

By booking your Duomo milan ticket, you will get a chance to discover the fascinating history of the architecture of the catedral, which was where Napoleon was crowned as the king of Italy. The cathedral Duomo Milan was constructed over the period of 5 centuries, wherein a humongous number of architecture and changes were made. In the year 1396, the cathedral underwent a wide range of changes, under the impression of the chief architect Frenchman Nicolas de Bonaventure. The cathedral took up a variety of gothic and renaissance architectures as well. Under Giuseppe Perego, Duomo Milan sculpted a golden copper statue in 1774 that was located at the highest point of the temple and is known as the Madonnina which became the symbol of Milan.Duomo Milan stands today as one of the most exemplary architectures highlighting the best of gothic and renaissance architecture. Discover the beautiful stained glasses reflecting an ethereal light on the floor of the church.

Explore Duomo Milan

Museum
Museum

The Duomo museum is one of the major highlights of the tour, here you will come across the museum's story of 6000 years of history through its various exhibits on display. In here you will find, contribution of renowned artists and the innovative ideas of architectects, who built the fascinating cathedral in their time.

Rooftop terrace
Rooftop terrace

The rooftop terrace of the cathedral is one of most awe-spring locations to get a view of the entire Milan city. Head on over to the rooftop at evening hours, and admire the orangish hue of the sky, with the immensely beautiful cathedral under your feet.

Crypt and Treasure
Crypt and Treasure

The crypt is located in the Chapel of Saint Charles Borromeo, where Napoleon's remains are buried. Ask your tour guide to give you various intriguing insights into the famous characters buried here. Also don't forget to explore the treasure at this location.

The Baptistery
The Baptistery

In your fascinating tour, discover the amusing history of Basilica di Santa Tecla and the ruins of a Christian baptistery from the fourth century.

History Of Duomo Milan

History Of Duomo Milan
  • Construction begins - The cathedral was constructed by Archbishop Antonio da Saluzzo in 1396. The construction of the cathedral was dedicated to the noble working classes, and political choices as well. Three intricate buildings were demolished before the main building we see today.

  • Borromeo - After the accession of the Carlo Borromeo, the tombs of Filippo Maria Visconti and Giovanni, Francesco I with his wife Galeazzo Maria, Bianca, were brought to unknown destinations. Borromeo wanted to change the architecture of the cathedral to give it a new renaissance appearance. He therefore appointed the chief engineer Pellegrino Pellegrini to do a quick revision of the architect.

  • 17th century - During the 17th century, there was a fascinating revolution in the architecture of the cathedral that gave rise to construction of two middle windows and five portals. The cathedral adopted the gothic architecture, preserving the already completed elements within the two enormous belfries and large Gothic pilasters. Later in the year 1762, the Madonnina's spire was erected at the humongous height of 108.5 m.

  • Completion - After Napoleon Bonaparte, was crowned as the king of Italy, all the expenses of the face fell into the French treasures. Although he never paid for the construction, the completion was completed in that year. After this, Napoleon was crowned as the king of Italy at the Dummo.

Plan Your Visit to Duomo Milan

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Opening Hours Open every day from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Address Duomo Square, 18 - 20122 Milano (MI)

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Why is the Duomo in Milan important?

    The Milan Duomo is an iconic landmark in Italy which is inspired by the best of architecture from the different periods of Romanticism, Gothic, Gothic Revival, ‘Perpendicular with Flamboyant. The cathedral is where Napoleon was crowned as the king of Italy. It also houses some of the most significant highlights such as the 225-rank pipe-organ, Saint Bartholomew Flayed statue, Archbishop Alberto da Intimiano’s sarcophagus and the ‘Medeghino’ monument by Leone Leoni.

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