5 spectacular landmarks in Milan
Take a look at just some of the many architectural wonders of the Italian city
- October 20, 2018 20:54
- S. Lukanova
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! Its façade 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.
The Duke of Milan ordered the expansion of Visconti Castle, or otherwise known as Castello 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 architect Luigi Cagnola.
Teatro alla Scala
This is one of the most famous opera houses in Europe. It was built in 1778 during the reign of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria. In 2004 the building was renovated following the design of Swiss architect Mario Botta.