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Chiesa di San Marco

#130 of 784 things to do in Milan
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Address: Piazza San Marco 2, 20121 Milan, Italy
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Ancient history inside the church

I like the ancient atmosphere in the church. Great paintings and peaceful place to visit. Good place to spend some quiet time when shopping.

Reviewed 8 November 2016
Leppajarvi, Finland
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Leppajarvi, Finland
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Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

I like the ancient atmosphere in the church. Great paintings and peaceful place to visit. Good place to spend some quiet time when shopping.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 16 January 2016

This is a lovely church, tucked away in a rather placid area of Milan. While the interior of the church is lovely, what is more striking is the brownish-orange colour of its exterior, which serves as a beautiful contrast to the painting over the church's door. A 5-minute visit would suffice, if you are in the area, but don't go... More 

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Greenbelt, Maryland
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

we visited this church by accident, on a hot and muggy summer morning, while strolling aimlessly around the posh old part of town. it was an unexpected find. compared to the cathedral (a short walk to the south and mugged by noisy tourists) this large church (said to be the second largest in Milano) is deserted. during our visit only... More 

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Reviewed 29 September 2015

My wife and I stumbled onto this magnificent 13th Century church in Milan on our last morning in Milan taking a brief walk from the Hotel Cavour. The church was begun in the 13th century and added to over the years. It is now undergoing a major rehabilitation but is still open for tourists and services. A church attendant spoke... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 19 July 2015

I dont know the history of this church, but it's looks that is was a Synagogue before. A David Star at the facade and inside it's build in 2 parts. The old part ( very Simple with motives that were add later ) and the new part with all Christian decoration.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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Reviewed 11 December 2012 via mobile

I would not go out of my way to see this church, but if you're in the area, it is worth a stop. We were at the Brera and took a few moments to walk inside. A lovely, quiet church -- a good place for a few moments of reflection.

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Reviewed 15 October 2012

Not too far from the Brera Art Museum and worthy of a stop for prayer and reflection. There are several dedicated side alters and a quiet nave. A pleasant hiatus to interrupt a hectic day and bring a few moments of precious solace.

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