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    Milan Cathedral (Italian: Duomo di Milano) is the cathedral church of Milan, Italy. Dedicated to Santa Maria Nascente (Saint Mary Nascent), it is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan, currently Cardinal Angelo Scola.
    The Gothic cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete. It is the fourth largest cathedral in the world[ and the largest in the Italian state territory.
    Architecture and art
    The plan consists of a nave with four side-aisles, crossed by a transept and then followed by choir and apse. The height of the nave is about 45 meters, the highest Gothic vaults of a complete church (less than the 48 meters of Beauvais Cathedral, which was never completed).
    The roof is open to tourists (for a fee), which allows many a close-up view of some spectacular sculpture that would otherwise be unappreciated. The roof of the cathedral is renowned for the forest of openwork pinnacles and spires, set upon delicate flying buttresses.
    The cathedral's five broad naves, divided by 40 pillars, are reflected in the hierarchic openings of the façade. Even the transepts have aisles. The nave columns are 24.5 metres (80 ft) high, and the apsidal windows are 20.7 x 8.5 metres (68 x 28 feet). The huge building is of brick construction, faced with marble from the quarries which Gian Galeazzo Visconti donated in perpetuity to the cathedral chapter. Its maintenance and repairs are very complicated.
    Milan’s cathedral has recently developed a new lighting system, based on LED lights.

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    12. bobrizz1 26 months ago | reply

      Stunning photo and image. Love the lines and details. Great pov.

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    14. tigrić 23 months ago | reply

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    15. L A O 19 months ago | reply

      Wonderful!

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      bello scatto! :)

    17. Bob Gundersen 4 months ago | reply

      Wonderful point of view, and thanks for the history. This is a monument to Man's faith, and his craftsmanship (AND your photographic skill!).

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