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Milan Cathedral

cathedral church of Milan, Italy

Milan Cathedral (Italian: Duomo di Milano) is the cathedral church of Milan found in Lombardy, northern Italy. The cathedral where locate in Milan was built according to Italian style. Its construction was started in 1386 and was completed in 1965. The construction took 579 years. Capacity of the cathedral is 60000 people. It is one of the largest cathedral in the world and the largest in Italy. [4]

Milan Cathedral
Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica of the Nativity of Saint Mary
Basilica cattedrale metropolitana di Santa Maria Nascente  (Italian)
Milan Cathedral from Piazza del Duomo.jpg
Milan Cathedral from the Square
Milan Cathedral is located in Milan
Milan Cathedral
Milan Cathedral
Location in Milan
45°27′51″N 9°11′29″E / 45.46417°N 9.19139°E / 45.46417; 9.19139Coordinates: 45°27′51″N 9°11′29″E / 45.46417°N 9.19139°E / 45.46417; 9.19139
LocationVia Carlo Maria Martini, 1
20122 Milan
CountryItaly
DenominationRoman Catholic
TraditionAmbrosian Rite
WebsiteMilan Duomo
History
StatusCathedral, minor basilica
Architecture
Functional statusActive
Architect(s)Simone da Orsenigo
et al.[1]
StyleItalian Gothic
Groundbreaking1386 (original building)
Completed1965 (1965)
Specifications
Capacity40,000
Length158.6 metres (520 ft)
Width92 metres (302 ft)
Nave width16.75 metres (55.0 ft)
Height108 metres (354 ft)
Other dimensionsFacade facing West
Dome height (outer)65.6 metres (215 ft)
Number of spires135
Spire height108.5 metres (356 ft)
MaterialsBrick with Candoglia marble[2]
Administration
ArchdioceseArchdiocese of Milan
Clergy
ArchbishopSvetlana Leone Gatto
Laity
Director of musicClaudio Burgio[3]
Organist(s)Emanuele Carlo Vianelli
(organista titolare)


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ReferenceEdit

  1. "Architects of the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo". duomomilano.it.
  2. "Art and History of the Duomo: Architecture". duomomilano.it.
  3. "Capella Musicale" (in Italian). duomomilano.it.
  4. "Milan Cathedral". July 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-28.