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Basilica di Sant'Eustorgio

Piazza Sant'Eustorgio, 1, 20122 Milan, Italy (Centro Storico)
+39 02 58101583
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Ranked #31 of 406 Attractions in Milan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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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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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

A quiet church, we were the only tourists visiting this day. The church contains Balduccio's marble tomb and the beautiful Capella Portinari. I was disappointed to see the pews had been replaced with nasty plastic chairs.

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Gloucestershire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Fascinating church that dates back to the fourth century with perhaps roman remains under the crypt. It definitely exudes an ancient atmosphere even though most is now a 16th Century rebuilding of the 11th Century church. However, the main reason for visiting is the Portinari Chapel with its rainbow-coloured scales on the large dome and the Balduccio sarcophagus of St... More

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

A simple, yet very elegant and richly decorated, well lit church, with a long history and separate museum dedicated to the Re Maggi who brought the gifts to the newborn Jesus from afar. For those studying the history of Saint Ambrogio and his influence on Milan, a must see visit in the lovely Piazza Sant'Eustorgio in the heart of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Just a short distance from the Canal area and The S, Genova train station is this treasure of a 4th century church. Many artifacts and sacred treasures are on display in the Treasury as well as the Chapel dedicated to St. Peter the Martyr, whose remains were in the church since 1252. The Basilica was originally built on an ancient... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

I am leaving nearby the Basilica, and I go visit it anytime I have spare time (not to the museum, since the entrance is not free..) In my opinion, this Basilica is one of the most beautiful and important in Milano. From an historical point of view, it was the ancient see of the Bishop, before the Duomo, and one... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Found the Basilica and Museum of Saint Eustorgio by accident as it was close to our hotel. What a wonderful find, we walked into the front door of the church and started walking around then was pointed to the side where the entrance was. It was 6 Euros but well worth the visit very interesting a we were given a... More

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

The overall staging of both this church and its related museum is sadly not up the marvels you'll be watching at if you happen to step in. An appropriate light system and a cared mantainance should be mandatory but ...so it goes.I warmly suggest to avoid the mass times if you really want to have a unique experience,and don't esitate... More

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