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Basilica di Sant'Eustorgio

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Address: Piazza Sant'Eustorgio, 1, 20122 Milan, Italy
Phone Number: +39 02 58101583
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One of Milan's oldest churches

A veritable mix of styles in this very old church which is worth visiting. Like other churches around Milan's city centre, it has survived centuries of changes and upheavals and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Darmstadt, Germany
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Darmstadt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A veritable mix of styles in this very old church which is worth visiting. Like other churches around Milan's city centre, it has survived centuries of changes and upheavals and has the marks of each style whcih has been and gone.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Externally and internally imposing, well decorated, specially interesting is the Cappella Portinari (you need to buy a ticket for it), containing a big marble "Arca" containing the reliquary of S.Pietro da Verona. Look also at the top, nice colourful cupola.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Corso di Porta Ticinese, which stems off Piazza XXIV Maggio, towards the Duomo (milan's central cathedral) is also a stone's throw from the Navigli Area. This is a trendy shopping avenue with upcoming young designers and vintage shops. It’s also rich in culture with the Basilica of Sant'Eustorgio, a church surrounded by the pleasant Basilicas Park (Parco dell Basiliche). It... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

well, Milan seems full of beautiful chuches, but there's a park right behind this one, that make it totally worth to visit and chill out! ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The Basilica (cathedral) of S. Eustorgio is a very ancient church inside the old town. It rises on the ruins of a very small church dating back to the IV century , founded on Saint Eustorgio' s tomb. Eustorgio was one of the very first bishops in Milan. According to a very old legend, Eustorgio brought there the relics of... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This Romanesque church is as pretty as any ancient Basilica in town, plus it shelters the ark where, tradition says, the Magi were buried until their bodies were transferred to Cologne in the 12th century. It's a bit of a shame that such an important artifact has been placed in a hidden corner once the chapel that used to contain... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

A very nice and well conserved old old church ... is worth the visit, specially if you're lucky to get shown around by a volunteer guide who is sometimes at the Church ...

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Milton, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This one is not generally in the guide books, but it is worth an hour or two to see and understand. Probably from the 4th century. Eustorgius I was the bishop of Milan who was involved with moving supposed relics of the Magi to Milan from Constantinople in 344. In the 1700's when an ancient pillar was removed there was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This church in south centre of Milan has a lot to see. It really is a treasure trove of ancient relics. Of note is the Portinari chapel with the elaborate tomb of Saint Peter the martyr and in the main church, the immense ancient tomb of the biblical three Magi ( wise men) although the tomb was ransacked in the... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Although the Basilica is old and rather lovely, the jewel in the crown of this attraction is the fifteenth century Capella Portinari, added to the church expressly to contain the relics of St Peter Martyr in a huge and intricately carved three-deck marble sarcophagus that depicts eight episodes in his turbulent life. As a medieval figure, Peter Martyr is easy... More 

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