Duomo di Milano… Milan Cathedral…. Duomo de Milán

Text credits: http://www.sacred-destinations.com/italy/milan-cathedral
History of Milan Cathedral
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.
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 that is more characteristic of France than Italy. 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.
Even now, some uncarved blocks remain to be turned into sculpture. Gothic construction on the rest of the Duomo was largely complete in the 1880s.
The Duomo was recently under major renovations and cleaning for several years, obscuring the west front with scaffolding. Works were finally completed in 2009, revealing the newly-cleaned facade in all its glory.

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Catedral de Milán
La Catedral de Milán, más conocida como Duomo, es una enorme catedral gótica que se encuentra emplazada en el corazón de la ciudad.
Con 157 metros de longitud y espacio para más de 40.000 personas en su interior, el Duomo de Milán es una de las catedrales católicas más grandes del mundo.
El imponente edificio de ladrillo revestido de mármol se ve culminado con infinidad de pináculos y torres coronadas por estatuas que contemplan la ciudad. El punto más alto del templo es la estatua de cobre dorado esculpida en 1774, conocida como la Madonnina.
Lugar sagrado por muchos años
El lugar estuvo ocupado por la Basílica de San Ambrosio desde el siglo V, y en el año 836 fue agregada la Basílica de Santa Tecla. En 1075 ambos edificios fueron destruidos por un gran incendio y en 1386 comenzó la construcción del Duomo en el mismo lugar.

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