Chiesa di Sant'Alessandro in Zebedia, Milan

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Sant'Alessandro in Zebedia is a church in Milan, Italy.
The original church was built by the Barnabite order in the 9th century, on the ruins of the Pretorium which tradition holds was the prison that held the martyred Sant'Alessandro.
Its construction for the Barnabite order began in 1601 to a design by Lorenzo Binago, Francesco Maria Richini also contributing to the project. It comprises a principal building on the Greek cross plan with a central dome, and a separate presbytery which also has a dome. The fa├žade, with decorations in bas-relief, has two campaniles.
The interior includes works by important Lombard Baroque artists including Camillo Procaccini (an Assumption, a Nativity and a Crucifixion) and Daniele Crespi (a Flagellation). There is also an altarpiece in the first chapel on the right by Ossana.
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  • Beautiful church built in 1601 on previous church built by Barnabiti of 9th century. The scenographic facade dominated the small square with two superbe bell towers and several statues and...  more »
  • This church is enormous inside and outside. There are steps leading up to it's front doors from a small quaint square but once inside it is awesome. Huge domes show off it's elaborate ceiling with...  more »
  • One of the loveliest squares in Milan.
  • Beautiful church. Attended a wedding here and the priest was a vile horrible man

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