Milan Cathedral (in Italian: Duomo di Milano) is the most famous place in Milan, and it is a Gothic cathedral, which lasted for nearly six centuries from 1380-1960 AD, and is distinguished by its distinctive design as it is clad with Candoglia Marble (English: Candoglia Marble), and includes the facade of the building 135 Towers, and there are approximately 3,400 statues, and anyone can see those towers and statues when going up to the ceiling of the cathedral.
Church of Santa Maria delle Grassi
The Church of Santa Maria delle Grassi (Italian: Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie) is a Gothic church, built on the unique design of the architect (Guiniforte Solari) in the fifteenth century, and then expanded by the Duke of Milan Ludovico Sforza, In addition to the distinctive design of the church, the presence of the mural of The Last Supper by the famous artist Leonardo da Vinci in it helped to make it more famous, and in general the Church of Santa Maria delle Grassi can be considered an integrated cultural institution in its own right.
The Monastery of Chiaravalle (Italian: Abbazia di Chiaravalle) is one of the famous places in Milan. It is a monastery that includes a church, a dome and a bell tower, and it contains many frescoes and distinctive decorations that reflect the Roman-style architecture, and the monastery has been receiving since ancient times. Even now the Christian pilgrims who enter the city of Milan, and any visitor can speak with the monks who still live there until the present time, and enjoy the calm atmosphere, and hear the sound of the flowing water in the garden of the monastery.
Church of San Cristoforo Sol Naviglio
The Church of San Cristoforo sul Naviglio (Italian: Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio) is located in northern Italy, and is a Roman edifice consisting of two churches, one of which is an old church located in the left part of the edifice, and it was rebuilt in the thirteenth century, and after a while the church was rebuilt As a whole, as another church was built next to it in the fifteenth century, then the two churches united together to form one distinct edifice, which was built along the bank of the River Naviglio (in English: Naviglio).
Historic monuments of Milan
According to Tripadvisor, the following sites are among the best historical monuments in Milan that are worth a visit.
Arc de Triomphe
The construction of the Arc de Triomphe (Italian: Arco della Pace) began in 1807 AD as a tribute to Napoleon to commemorate his victories, and work continued on building it until 1838 AD, at that time Ferdinando I was crowned as King of Lombardy-Venetia, and the arch is distinguished Victory, with its classical architecture, inspired by the Arch of Settimio Severo in Rome, and the Arc de Triomphe consists of three colossal columns designed in the Corinthian order, and an arch made of granite, decorated with marble, topped by four statues of a group of men sitting on horseback as a symbol of victory.
Monument to Leonardo da Vinci
The Leonardo da Vinci Monument (Italian: Monumento a Leonardo da Vinci) was carved by the sculptor Pietro Magni, and it is a statue in the form of a scientist and an artist surrounded by four students at a height lower than it, and it was carved from white Carrara marble. The base of the monument is made of Baveno granite, and it was donated to King Vittorio Emanuele II in 1872 AD.
The Temple of Victory (Italian: Tempio della Vittoria) – in the form of a mausoleum in the Fascist-style – was built over an old cemetery housing Christian martyrs, and was built in honor of the victims of the First World War in Milan, and at its entrance there is a statue of Adolfo Wildt (Adolfo Wildt) It was designed by the architect Giovanni Muzio, who was one of those who participated in the First World War.
Sforzesco Castle (Italian: Castello Sforzesco) was built in 1368 AD, and it was under the rule of the Visconti family (1277-1447 AD), then it came under the rule of the Sforza family (1450-1535 AD). It was rebuilt in 1450 AD and includes a 70-meter-long tower, and a group of Museums, one of which is special for sculpture, and includes a piece of art by the artist Michelangelo, and other museums contain a collection of decorative arts dating back to prehistoric times, a collection of Egyptian antiquities, a variety of medieval weapons and armor, and a group of musicians Which indicates the musical history of this era, and the castle includes a photo gallery containing a variety of paintings by famous artists, and between the back courtyards of the castle there is a corridor that leads to the garden of the Dukes of Milan, and behind it is an area for military exercises.