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Basilica of Sant'Eustorgio

Foto Basilica of Sant'Eustorgio  -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto Basilica of Sant'Eustorgio  -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto Basilica of Sant'Eustorgio  -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto Basilica of Sant'Eustorgio  -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto Basilica of Sant'Eustorgio  -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto Basilica of Sant'Eustorgio  -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto Basilica of Sant'Eustorgio  -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto Basilica of Sant'Eustorgio  -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto Basilica of Sant'Eustorgio  -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto Basilica of Sant'Eustorgio  -  Churches / Religious buildings
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Milan - Churches / Religious buildings: Basilica of Sant'Eustorgio Mostly represented styles: Romanesque

The Basilica of Sant Eustorgio was probably founded in the fourth century. Tradition says that it was built by Bishop Eustorgio to guard the sacred relics of the Magi, after the wagon which had to bring them in the cathedral could no longer advance. The bell is surmounted by the eight-pointed star that guided the Magi to Bethlehem, in place of the summit cross. Originally the church was located outside the city walls.
When Frederick Barbarossa sacked the city the relics were taken to Germany, where they remained until the early twentieth century.

From 1200 the Basilica of Sant Eustorgio became the headquarters of the Dominican Order in Milan.
The facade is the result of a reconstruction of the nineteenth century.
The interior has three naves covered by vaults. The initial Romanesque structure was added later on the right side with several chapels: the first, the Brivio chapel of the fifteenth century, contains a Renaissance tomb and a triptych of Bergognone, while the last three, of the fourteenth century, are decorated with frescoes by Giotto school and marble tombs of members of different branches of the Visconti family.

The main altar is raised and consists of an imposing marble polyptych of the beginning of the fifteenth century. Also significant is the crucifix on wood table, by a Venetian painter of the thirteenth century. Another marble polyptych is placed in the right transept, close to the early Christian sarcophagus of the Magi. Among the later works there is also an altarpiece by Ambrogio Figino of the end of the sixteenth century with St. Ambrose on horseback defeating Arius.

The Sant Eustorgio Basilica comprehends also the wonderful Portinari Chapel. Beacause of its beauty, its dimensions and the fact that to visit it it is necessary to pay a special ticket, a separated page was dedicated to it.

The church contains also early Christian remains.

Further pictures on the pages Sant Eustorgio Google+ 1 and Sant Eustorgio Google+ 2


For the interested ones, we also propose the la guided tour of Sant Eustorgio.

If you are interested in a guided tour of this monument send an email!

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Piazza Sant Eustorgio, 20122 Milano