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Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio

#18 of 1 029 things to do in Milan
Closed Now: 07:30 - 12:30, 14:30 - 19:00
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Piazza Sant'Ambrogio 15, 20123 Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Does it look old to you? That's because it is, very old indeed. It dates back to the year 379 a.c.. That's what makes this Basilica special. You won't find fancy, elaborate gilded decorations in here but you'll be able to see VI century columns...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Fernando P
Reviewed 4 days ago

A large airy basilica, with many interesting details and features inside and outside, especially the pulpit and altar.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank IlyaBurlak
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the oldest churches in town, built by St Ambrose, now the patron saint of the city, around 379. It was built alongside three other churches as an anti Arian and pro Nicene stronghold. In the centuries after its construction, the building underwent several...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love relics and this by far had the creepiest relics I have ever seen in the crypt. Full bodies of Saint Ambrogio and two martyrs.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank JodyPEAM
Reviewed 1 week ago

a very big church which is dificult to locate since it is away from the mail tourist attractions. the courtyard is big and made of red stone. the interior is simple and elegant.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dishaa S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

St. Ambrose, one of the most important early Fathers of the Church, is said to have become bishop of Milan here even before his baptism. He wrote extensively against heresies denying the divinity of Christ, and others, and had severe disagreements with the heretical imperial...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of the oldest churches in Milan named after the patron saint of the city; St. Ambrose. It's a quite exceptional church since the entrance is surrounded by a beautiful atrium with magnificent porticoes. Also the interior is very nice, packed with a lot of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

We discovered this church almost by accident and found a wealth of history dating back to origins of over 1600 years ago. The existing brick Romanesque building dates to 11th/12th Centuries with numerous pieces of detail of significant interest. Little of the early church remain...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank stanmansurrey
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Very old and quite an impressive place. It is worth to visit this place, I recommend. Some very old things are there.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

Tube nearby but I don't think it has anything to offer. There is a nearby monument with eternal flame to the ward dead of Milan. Also near the Catholic university

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Denise P
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6 July 2017|
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Response from Tina S | Reviewed this property |
There are stairs down to the crypt in the main sanctuary just behind the altar and you can also walk around the back of the altar to view the remains of St Ambrose.
13 May 2017|
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Response from Spencer S | Reviewed this property |
Hi. We didnt pay anything for the entrance to the building but we didnt spend very long there as they closed for 'lunch' so what i would say is check the opening times. Its worth visiting though and hopefully you wont be... More