Just a few minutes’ walking distance away from the Milan Cathedral, the Hotel Canada offers its services as an elegant and comfortable hotel in the old town centre of the city, ideal for those visitors who want to live the experience of art and culture of a metropolis that is unique throughout the world.
Located in the square having the same name, the Duomo di Milano (Milan Cathedral) is an excellent place to start off from to discover the artistic beauty spots of the city. With its imposing and majestic façade, this building is one of the best examples of gothic constructions in the world and is located in a charming position, near the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II that connects it to Piazza della Scala where the famous Theatre is situated.
The Milan Cathedral is dedicated to Santa Maria Nascente and has a long and tormented story because it was started in the 14th century and completed no earlier than the 19th century thanks to the will of Napoleon Bonaparte who chose this location for his coronation as King of Italy.
The building is extraordinarily beautiful on the outside on which one can admire the numerous spires and pinnacles, the windows and the statues. In particular the famous gold statue of the Madonnina, the unmistakable symbol of the town, stands out at the top from all the others.
The inside of the Cathedral also expresses unique artistic beauty with immense naves from which one can contemplate chapels, prestigious sculptural and pictorial works or art such as those of Federico Zuccari or Marco D’Agrate, enchanting glass windows such as the one depicting the Last Judgement and tombs of eminent personalities of Milan, most prominently, Saint Charles Borromeo.
The Milan Cathedral, with its white marble structure and its bronze main doors, expresses all its charm and mystery throughout, but it is also possible to reach the top by using the stairs or the lift inside and enjoy a spectacular view, perhaps taking advantage of the perspective to take some original photographs.