Il Duomo 02 (Milan - Italy)

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    Para comprender mejor la importancia de la catedral en la ciudad italiana sirva como anécdota que el trazado de las calles de Milán irradia del Duomo, lo que nos permite sopesar el importante lugar que ocupaba este monumento en la antigua ciudad romana de Mediolanum, aunque los orígenes de la ciudad se remonta a los celtas.

    El origen de la catedral se remonta a la construcción de la Basílica de San Ambrosio a comienzos del s. V, siéndole agregada en el año 836 una basílica próxima. Cuando un devastador incendio daño a ambos edificios en 1075, ambas fueron reemplazadas por el Duomo, gracias a la iniciativa del arzobispo Antonio da Saluzzo, quien en 1386 comenzaría el nuevo proyecto, de estilo gótico, en una labor que duraría generaciones. La torre principal fue coronada en el año 1762 con una estatua policromada de la Virgen, la "Madonnia", a quien está dedicada y que actualmente representa el punto más alto de la catedral y también uno de sus signos más representativos. Finalmente la catedral, tal y como la conocemos, fue finalizada en la decada de 1880, con sus 157 metros de largo, 108.5 metros de largo y capacidad para, y nunca mejor dicho, 40.000 almas.

    Su interior está formado por 5 inmensas y muy luminosas naves, destacando las ventanas del coro, que tienen la reputación de ser las más grandes del mundo.

    La catedral de cinco naves de ancho se reflejan en las aberturas de la fachada jerárquico. Incluso los brazos del crucero tienen pasillos. Las grandes ventanas del coro tienen la reputación de ser la más grande del mundo.

    Por último, citar a Mark Twain hablando de la catedral y que quizá pueda ofrecer una visión más abstracta pero a la vez más concreta a tod@s aquell@s que no la hayan visitado: "¡Qué maravilla es! Tan grande, tan solemne, tan inmensa! Y sin embargo, tan delicada, tan eterea, tan gracil! Un universo sólido y pesado y sin embargo parece... una ilusión que podría desaparecer con un simple soplo!"

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    The street plan of Milan, with streets either radiating from the Duomo or circling it, indicates that the Duomo occupied the most important site in the ancient Roman city of Mediolanum. However, celtic people were first inhabitants of the city.

    Saint Ambrose built a new basilica on this site at the beginning of the 5th century, with an adjoining basilica added in 836. When fire damaged both buildings in 1075, they were rebuilt as the Duomo. In 1386 the archbishop, Antonio da Saluzzo, began the new project in a rayonnant Late Gothic style. Work proceeded for generations. The main spire was topped in 1762 with a polychrome statue of the Madonna, to whom the Duomo and its predecessor have always been dedicated. The rest of the Duomo was largely complete in the 1880s.

    Milan's Duomo is the second largest Catholic cathedral in the world: only Seville Cathedral is larger (and St. Peter's Basilica doesn't count because it's not a cathedral). Milan Cathedral is 157 meters long and 40,000 people can fit comfortably within.

    Mark Twain, a great fan of the Duomo, can take over the description from here:

    "What a wonder it is! So grand, so solemn, so vast! And yet so delicate, so airy, so graceful! A very world of solid weight, and yet it seems ...a delusion of frostwork that might vanish with a breath!..."

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    1. foxylady's stardust (From here to Ipernity) 49 months ago | reply

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    2. m|kay (on/off) 49 months ago | reply

      wow, fantastic color!

    3. cortto 49 months ago | reply

      fantastica composicion y color

    4. Ambrosiana Pictures Gold 49 months ago | reply

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    10. Jimmy - home now 49 months ago | reply

      Stunning!

      Beautiful!

    11. Situco 49 months ago | reply

      estupendo

      Esta bonita toma ha sido vista por:
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      Y le ha gustado…

    12. Sean Foster [deleted] 48 months ago | reply

      Wow!!!!

      A very special place.

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    13. Sharon_S 44 months ago | reply

      Beautiful it looks like ice

    14. mauro gambini 44 months ago | reply

      Congratulations for the photo, it's wonderful.
      I also read the text and, being myself from Milan, I'd like to add that the construction of the Duomo is a never-ending enterprise, as new statues are periodically added on the stilts (not often, still they are added!): that's why in Milan, when we talked about something that takes a long time to be finished, we used to say in our dialect "it's just like the building of the Duomo!" (la fabrica del Domm, in Milanese dialect).
      Thanks for the photo and the explanation, Mauro

    15. Kaptah 44 months ago | reply

      Thank you very much Mauro Gambini! Thank you for the complementary explanation, it is very interesting.

      In Spain, we have a similar expression: "It's just like the building of the Escorial". The Escorial is a great palace near Madrid, and its construction taken a long time to be finished.

      Take care!

    16. rcwinslow17 42 months ago | reply

      Non posso aspettare per tornare qui. E' uno dei luoghi più belli del mondo e di vita c'era la più grande anni della mia vita.

    17. Bellovesox 15 months ago | reply

      "ciudad romana"? ...Milan is a Celtic city founded by the Celtic tribe of Insubri, not Roman! And the city plan is typically Celtic, not Roman!

    18. Kaptah 14 months ago | reply

      Thanks Bellovesox for the info. I have fix it in the description. :-)

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