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Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro

Via Speronari, 3 | Via Torino, 17-19, 20123 Milan, Italy
+39 02 874683
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Ranked #6 of 366 attractions in Milan
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Just south of the world-famous Duomo in Milan, this historic church was built in the 9th century. More commonly known as “San Satiro,” it houses... more » Owner description: Just south of the world-famous Duomo in Milan, this historic church was built in the 9th century. More commonly known as “San Satiro,” it houses Byzantine frescoes and other works of art. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A really small Church with a precious jewel of the Renaissance. As there was not ehough room to build an apse, Bramante decided to paint it. The perspective is so ouststanding that at fisrt glance you can't even perceive the trick.

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Did you know that Milan's Preromanesque churches are more ancient that those of Rome? That's because Milan was the capital of a section of the Western Roman empire in the Upper Middle Ages when early Christianity arose. This is one of those churches.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This is a must if you are in Milan, I'm not a catholic, but this church makes a believer out of you. I don't know if it was only me, but it's also worth visiting because it's right beside de Last Supper and other cool places.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

This church is tucked away just near the Duomo is certainly worth a visit. The use of perspective is unbelievable.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Often overlooked, Santa Maria presso San Satiro is worth the visit if only to see one of the masterpieces of illusory baroque art. The apse space was too small to do anything with, so the church commissioned Bramante to create an apse. The effect is dramatic. Standing at the back of the nave you "see" a full and deep apse.... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

This church is across the street from Duomo tucked in next to a shop with bold red words and interesting globe on via Torino. However it has a sign on its gate to say that only prearranged groups are allowed access.

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Lanlivery, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

worth looking at the the trompe d'oeil apse. Warning! Don't go round the back streets there where thieves with a gun tore a gold chain from my neck.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

This small church is kind of hidden between the shops of the shopping street via Torino and you can hardly notice it when walking on it, but it's really worth a visit. Initially it was a little dark inside, but we were lucky as they turned on the lights, maybe for a big group that came in right after us.... More

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Frodsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

When we are at the airport returning from a trip we always say 'what was the best...', and for me something here was the best single thing I saw. I don't want to say any more because we didn't know about the ...... when we went into the church, it was just close to the hotel and was mentioned in... More

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

an hidden jewel in milan, a masterpice in space management.... I do not want to write more to not waste the surprise you will have in visiting this church.... discover the secret by yourself.... the eyes will reward you

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