5 spectacular landmarks in Milan

5 spectacular landmarks in Milan

Take a look at just some of the many architectural wonders of the Italian city

Milan, located in the northern region of Lombardy, has a magnificent history going back to 600 BC. It is not only the fashion capital of Italy, it is also one of the most visited cities in the country. And that is no surprise knowing the spectacural range of landmarks in various architectural styles. Here are some of them:

Duomo di Milano

Of course, this is by far the most recognizable and most frequently visited building in Milan. The construction of the Gothic cathedral began in 1380 and went on until as recently as 1960! Itsfaade includes some 3400 statues and more than hundred spires.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

This stunning structure was designed by architect Giuseppe Mengoni. The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II was completed in 1877 and now hosts one of the most expensive and luxurious shopping centers in the world.

Castello Sforzesco

The Duke of Milan ordered the expansion ofVisconti Castle, or otherwise known asCastello Sforzesco, and the 15th century saw the additions to the building that now host many museums, including one of ancient art.

Arco della Pace

One of the most spectacular city gates is located in Milan. It was built in 1838 and designed by architectLuigi Cagnola.

Teatro alla Scala

This is one of the most famous opera houses in Europe. It was built in 1778 during the reign ofEmpress Maria Theresa of Austria. In 2004 the building was renovated following the design ofSwiss architect Mario Botta.



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