Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Celso, Milan

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Santa Maria dei Miracoli presso San Celso is a church and a sanctuary in Milan, Lombardy, northern Italy.
The construction was begun by Gian Giacomo Dolcebuono and Giovanni Battagio in 1493, to house a miraculous icon of the Madonna, initially on the central plan. The first part to be built was the octagonal dome, covered externally by a tambour with a loggia and arcades decorated by twelve brickwork statues by Agostino De Fondulis, designed in Lombard style by Giovanni Antonio Amadeo (1494-1498).
In 1506 to the original edifice a complex with nave and two aisles was added, the former covered by a monumental barrel vault also by Amadeo; the presbytery received a polygonal ambulatory inspired to that in the Duomo.
In the 16th century also the square portico in classical style was added, perhaps designed by Cesare Cesariano or Cristoforo Lombardo (il Lombardino). The massive eclectic and Mannerist style façade was designed by Galeazzo Alessi in the late 16th century and was realized by Martino Bassi; it is decorated by numerous statues and reliefs by Stoldo Lorenzi and Annibale Fontana.
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  • The church of Santa Maria, is in my opinion, one of the best looking in Milan; built in the 15th century in the Renaissance style it has a porticoed entrance like that of Sant'Ambrogio. Inside the...  more »
  • How lucky to walk into this church and see a statue of Saint Rita. Just around the corner from our hotel...I was so surprised to find this gem!  more »
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  • Do not miss a visit to this Jewel of faith and arts.
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