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Piazza del Duomo, Milan

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Piazza del Duomo represents not only the geographic center of the city, but also its artistic, cultural, and social hub. This vibrant public space is named after and dominated by the city's main cathedral, one of the largest Gothic structures in Europe. As one of the city's main tourist attractions, this busy piazza was created in the 14th century and gradually developed, along with the iconic cathedral, over the next 600 years. The piazza's overall plan, in its current form, dates back to the 19th century and is largely the work of architect Gieuseppe Mengoni. The monumental buildings encircling the piazza, with the exception of the cathedral and a palace that once served as the seat of the city's civil government, were introduced by Mengoni's design. The piazza is also home to one of the world's oldest shopping malls, housed inside an imposing four-story structure that is a popular meeting and dining place. Work out when and for how long to visit Piazza del Duomo and other Milan attractions using our handy Milan online route planner.
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  • The building is grand and very beautiful with amazing details - a true masterpiece. Everything would have been wonderful, if it weren't for the large number of tourists and the mess they leave... 
    The building is grand and very beautiful with amazing details - a true masterpiece. Everything would have been wonderful, if it weren't for the large number of tourists and the mess they leave...  more »
  • Most probably the place where people end up at least once during a visit to Milan so if you like watching people taking photos of each other and feed pigeons this is the place to be. 
    Most probably the place where people end up at least once during a visit to Milan so if you like watching people taking photos of each other and feed pigeons this is the place to be.  more »
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  • Such a beautiful and eventful place. It is a Piazza (square) and cathedral well worth a visit. If you are planning to visit the cathedral and go inside do buy your tickets online for best price. Amazing cathedral and roof worth a visit but underground not worth. You will find many day time pictures I thought of to share how it looks at night time. Still many people even at late night.
  • Such a special beautiful place to visit. You can spend a while day walking around here and admiring the beauty of the buildings, the architectures and the care for all these details. Absolutely majestic! We visited on a Sunday as a group of friends but it was not busy! Probably because it's cold but it was a nice, rain free day that made our trip even more memorable!

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