Milan is a nice city. Various of fascinating tourist attractions and historical buildings are standing and waiting for you. Besides shopping, many places in Milan presents exciting experience unforgettable. Wherever your destination, this city will always offer the beauty of the city.
Milan is well known for its wealth of historical and modern tourist attractions. The Duomo, one of the biggest and grandest Gothic cathedrals in the world, La Scala, one of the best established opera houses in the globe, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, an ancient and glamorous arcaded shopping gallery, the Brera art gallery, with some of the finest artistic works in Europe, the Pirelli tower, a majestic example of 1960s modernist Italian architecture, the San Siro, a huge and famed stadium, or the Castello Sforzesco, a grand medieval castle and the UNESCO’s World Heritage Site Santa Maria alle Grazie Basilica, containing one of the world’s most famous paintings: Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper.
Here are famous tourist attractions in Milan:
1. Cathedral of Milan
Milan Cathedral is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. Construction began in 1386 but its completion took almost 500 years. This cathedral has 135 towers and 3,200 statues that adorn the roof of the cathedral. You can use an elevator or climb the stairs to see a closer look of the roof as well as beautiful views of the city. This is truly the most popular and best landmark in Milan.
2. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
This gallery was built in 1867 this is an elegant place filled with a variety of shops, restaurants, and cafes. This gallery is named for King Vittorio Emanuele II. If you want to shop while enjoying the charming architecture, you will certainly be interested to visit the gallery which has an area of 47 meters and is covered by a glass dome as high as 155 feet.
3. La Scala Opera House and Museum
Teatro alla Scala, also called La Scala Theatre is the most historic opera house in Italy. Visit it is a pleasure for fans of luxury opera music. Because almost all of opera, the work of world artists ever staged in this theater. Surely you must make an appointment before visiting. For those of you who does not like opera, do not worry. You can still see the museum in it. La Scala museum store various kinds of musical instruments, drawings and sculpture by artists. You can also try it sitting in the box, the place VIP to see the opera.
4. Castello Sforzesco (Sforza Castle)
The castle is situated close to the center of Milan, so you do not have to imagine it first had to climb a hill to get there. Inside the castle there are several museums that offer the works of ancient art. In addition, there are also various kinds of works of art, musical instrument collection, and the museum offers the history and archeology of ancient Egyptian artifacts. Bored with the museum? You can stroll around the castle. Guaranteed, beautiful architecture and remnants in it will not make you bored. Entrance to the castle is free and there is a charge for the museum.
5. Santa Maria della Grazie Basilica
Santa Maria della Grazie Basilica, was built in the 15th century. There you can see directly original painting Leonardo Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper”. Although the building was never hit by a bomb in 1943, but Da Vinci’s paintings can be saved and you can still see today.
6. Basilica Sant’Ambrogio
Basilica of Sant ‘Ambrogio is one of the oldest churches in Milan. This church was built in 379-386. Sant ‘Ambrogio is the patron saint of Milan and you can see it in a basement. This church is an excellent example of Roman architecture and in it there are relics, carvings, mosaics and make sure you also look at the golden altar.
7. Brera art gallery
Brera Picture Gallery is the art museum of Milan with 600 collections from the 14th century until the 20th century century, including works by artists such as Raphael, Piero della Francesca and Bellini. A variety of interesting works can be seen in 38 exhibition halls.
8. Parco Sempione
If you are bored with the museum you can visit Parco Sempione. This city park is Milan’s “Central Park,” dating back to 1888. It is a welcome refuge from the heat and crowds while visiting the city and is located adjacent to Castello Sforzesco, and easily reached by Milan’s metro system. One of the landmarks at the end of the park is the Arch of Peace, which was built in the 19th century at Napoleon’s request.
9. Cimitero Monumentale
Cimitero Monumentale is Milan’s old cemetery in Art Nouveau/Liberty style. It is definately a must see. 250000 square meters of monumental tombs and sculpture makes of it the biggest Art Nouveau museum in the World. It is arguably the most beautiful cemetery in the world. It is filled with lavish sculptures, impressive mausoleums and monuments.
10. Shopping Tour
In addition to a city full of history, do not forget that Milan is also one of the biggest fashion cities in the world. Ranging from fashion design famous deesainer, shoes, to accessories for women. Inevitably, Milan is a paradise for women who want recreation and entertainment. If you want to shop, just visit the Via Dante is located between the Duomo (cathedral) and the castle, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, located near Piazza della Scala, and many others.