Milan Duomo Cathedral - Tickets and information for your visit
Address: piazza Duomo, Milan
Metro Stop: Line 1 (Red) and 3 (Yellow), DUOMO Stop
Duomo Milan Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday 9am – 7pm
Duomo Milan Tickets: from 6€ (Cathedral only) to 20€ (for the whole Monumental complex: Cathedral, Archeological Area, Rooftops, Duomo Museum, Church of San Gottardo and exhibitions)
Suggested time for visit: 2 hours for the whole Monumental complex; 1 hour if you are visiting only the Cathedral and the Rooftops
SPECIAL PROMOTION WITH MILANOCARD: buy a pass that includes Duomo Skip the Line tickets , grants you access to all public transports in Milan as well as other promotions. Find here the MilanoCard + Duomo Skip the Line tickets.
DUOMO CATHEDRAL MILAN – ITS HISTORY
Duomo Cathedral Milan is the symbol of the city, rich in history and anecdotes. It is considered to be one of the greatest and most fascinating churches worldwide, and for importance the third Catholic one after St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and the Cathedral of Seville. With its unique architectural structure, that fuses the international Gothic style with the traditional Lombard architecture, it is a monument that you cannot miss if you visit Milan. It is also possible to visit the Cathedral Rooftops to admire a spectacular view of the city, but also to have a rare close-up view of many of the statues, pinnacles, spires, gargoyles, and flying buttresses that adorn the largest Gothic building in Italy. Depending on the time of your stay, you can decide whether to visit Duomo in its entirety (with a cumulative Duomo Cathedral Milan ticket), or to access only some sections.
WHAT TO VISIT INSIDE THE MONUMENTAL COMPLEX OF DUOMO MILAN
- The Cathedral and its stunning inside: make sure not to miss the statue of St. Bartholomew, one of the most captivating artworks in the story of the Monument
- The Archeological Area with the relics of St. Charles Borromeo
- The Rooftops with a 360° panoramic view on the city
- The Duomo Museum, where are preserved the original masterpieces of art that over the course of seven centuries have decorated its monuments
- The San Gottardo Church, also called the Church of the Artists
From inside the Cathedral, you will be able to access the archaeological area, where it is possible to admire what remains of the ancient Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti, commissioned by S. Ambrogio, bishop and patron of the city, and formerly linked to the two Cathedrals that preceded the construction of the actual one. If you have bought a Duomo pass, it includes also the rooftop terrace, where a myriad of gargoyles, statues, spires, and other stone carvings are located. Finally, if you have decided to take a complete tour, you will have access to the Cathedral Museum, where you will have the opportunity to admire several works from the Cathedral itself, and to the Church of San Gottardo, a jewel that dates back to the 14th century, where we advise you not to miss the precious frescoes and the bell tower.
DUOMO DI MILANO TICKETS WITH MILANOCARD - SAVE MONEY AND TIME
Visit any side of Duomo Cathedral from the Church to the Terraces, including its unique museum. With MilanoCard in combo with Duomo Milan, you can buy a pass that includes Duomo Skip the Line Tickets, grants you access to all public transports in Milan as well as other promotions. Find here the MilanoCard + Duomo tickets.
Including in your MilanoCard Duomo you have
- Free public transportation in Milan for 1,2,3,4 days
- Free access to Duomo Cathedral (Church, Terraces, Museum) skipping the lines and saving money
- A lot of benefit for Milan Top Attractions
USEFUL INFORMATION FOR YOUR VISIT
To access the Cathedral, in addition to wearing appropriate clothing, you will have to get your backpacks and bags checked through the metal detector. Once passed the inspections, you will be able to visit Milano Duomo Cathedral independently, by accessing the central and the right naves (the left one is reserved to people praying).