The distinctive feature of the Cathedral of Milan, as well as the form of compromise between Gothic verticality and horizontality of Lombard tradition, is the extraordinary abundance of sculptures. In what is an incomparable collection of sculpture from the fourteenth to
The Milan Cathedral, symbol of Milan, is dedicated to Santa Maria Rising and is located in the square in the center of the city. Area, is the fourth largest church in Europe, after St. Peter in the Vatican, Saint Paul's in London and the cathedral of Seville. It is the most important church of the Archdiocese of Milan and is the seat of the Parish of Saint Thecla in Milan Cathedral.
In the twentieth century devoted themselves masters of different origins, especially in the beginning, with examples by artists ranging from ways to dry Campione John Grassi, and then switch to soft style and cosmopolitan masters of Bohemian and Rhenish from the same Michelino Besozzo up to the examples of Renaissance sculpture, Baroque and neoclassical, with some work also deco of the twenties and thirties of the twentieth century.
Some measures of the Cathedral:
Madonna height from the ground: 108.50 meters;
Madonna height: 4.16 meters;
height of the face to the center: 56.50 meters;
height of the nave: 45 meters;
external length: 158 meters;
internal length: 148 meters;
width of the main facade: 67.90 meters;
internal width of aisles 5: 57.60 meters;
external width of the transept: 93 meters;
external width to the hips: 66 meters;
inner surface: 11,700;
interior columns: 52;
statues: 3400, out of which 2300 (not counting the half-figures in the window splays, on the 96 giant gargoyles and reliefs);
height of the interior columns: 24 m;
internal diameter of the column: 3.40 m.
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