Duomo di Monza
Duomo di Monza
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  • Cynthia F
    Fair Lawn, New Jersey3,357 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous but a little dark inside
    A must see cathedral. We traveled from Milan to see this and the Treasury and palazzo reale. If you only have time for one, I'd choose the Duomo. Couldn't see every painting because some areas were very dark. Never saw so many frescoes in one place. The Treasury museum is right next door. Look for the double brown wood doors on the left side of the Duomo. Museum is through those doors.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 28, 2023
  • George S
    Sofia, Bulgaria1,121 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breath taking masterpiece
    Visiting Italy is always a great shakeup of harmony and beauty. Such is the Duomo Di Monza, the central cathedral, which is not easily seen from the main routes. Passing the old and spiritual, breathing streets of the central city park it like a bright and amazing discovery, this perfect, cake like masterpiece. Bright, rich, unbelievably beautiful, full of details that can only open themselves after you can start breathing again and will come closer. It is of course a place to visit, and preferably with a small group of people, or in the rush. Details are something to discover and will take time, but it is worth it
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written March 9, 2024
  • Sydsolo
    Sydney, Australia918 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Uncrowded Splendour
    Beautiful church full of frescos that have been restored though some damages can still be seen. This did not affect the beauty of the works and the building, impressive on the outside and inside. Loved how uncrowded it was. This is the home of the Iron Crown which is kept secure and not visible in the Chapel of the Queen. What is visible from outside the Chapel is a replica of the crown, the real crown can only be viewed on the guided tour of the Chapel. Well worth paying the extra. There is no charge for the Duomo. Skip the museum tour and do the Chapel tour which is what I did. Please note there was someone hanging at the entrance with a cup asking for money. Saw the same person sneaking into the church later so please keep an eye on your valuables.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written June 11, 2024
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Anne U
71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
A lovely cathedral that wasn't overrun by tourists. Home to the Iron Crown which is only available for viewing up close via private guide, but still able to be seen from afar. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Monza.
Written July 11, 2023
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Kleisthenis
Dallas, TX208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Friends
Nice medieval Duomo in the centre of Monza, quite stunning, and a nice visit.

One of the few Duomo's that is not symmetric (hint, count the arches), and also has a weird facade (hint-2 walk and see it from the side).

Worth the visit for sure.
Written October 14, 2014
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Neeman I
Beirut, Lebanon234 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Couples
Unlike most duomos it is not in fact a cathedral, as Monza has always been part of the Diocese of Milan.
The church is also known as the Basilica of San Giovanni Battista from its dedication to John the Baptist.
The façade is considered Romanesque in its structure and Gothic in its decoration.
I like it more than the Duomo di Milano even if it is smaller.
In the right transept is the entrance to the Serpero Museum which houses the treasury with the Iron Crown of Lombardy.
It is situated in the historical center of Monza.
Inside is majestic with different chapel. Apart the Iron Crown, the most famous attraction of the church is the Chapel of Theodelinda.
Written February 28, 2014
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Journey man
Helsingborg, Sweden3,756 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
very nice plaza with this great Dome, a greta piece of architecture and well worth to have a look at
Written October 7, 2021
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gordo0703
Belfast, UK46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Family
outstanding architecture inside and out.
11 euro for the Duomo and Museo.
Climbing the stairs then get to the terrace, what a wonderful sight.
You must visit if your in Milan
Written September 10, 2015
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PaulB
Maastricht, The Netherlands3,142 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
The cathedral of Monza, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, was built between the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries and is located in the square of the same name in the Lombard city of Monza. It has the dignity of a minor basilica.
At this moment, the cathedral is being restored at the outside, but you can still go inside and admire tha interior.
Admission is free, although a (small) donation will always be appreciated.
Written September 25, 2019
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Flyer794186
Brandsen, Argentina12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
We had come to Monza just with the idea of visiting the Autodromo Nazionale but liked the city so much that we stayed on and had the pleasure of entering the Duomo. It is an architectural marvel where you can admire the wonderful altar and religious icons of the Catholic Church. In one of the photos is Santa Rita, patrón of our hometown, Brandsen in the province of Buenos Aires.
Written May 7, 2019
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mjw507
Monaghan, Ireland6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Well worth the climb to the very top of the roof for the views but found the staff very unhelpful especially at lift going down.
Written April 16, 2019
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Teodora-Ileana
Bucharest, Romania57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
We loved so much the Duomo in Monza last year, that we came back this year to see it again. Unfortunately for the visitors, this year, the facade is totally covered because of the restoration works. But, of course, it is good for the future life of the Duomo!
Apart from the inside of the cathedral (which is absolutely impressive), this year we took the tour of Teodolinda's Chapel and the Iron Crown. It really worth!
The tour was in Italian, because the majority of the visitors was Italian, but it was ok because we understand a little Italian and, from time to time, the guide gave us several resumes in English.
Written November 10, 2018
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Fernando M
Krakow, Poland5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Solo
Very beautiful church.
Make sure to visit the museum and the chapel. It is worth to pay for it.
Monza surprised me.
Written November 20, 2017
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