Church of Santa Maria Incoronata
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|The most obvious peculiarity of this church is the fact of being double. In fact, the facade is composed of two symmetrical halves.
The current complex includes the church, two cloisters, the Humanities Library (not depicted in the photos on this page) and what remains of the convent.
The left side of the church is the older one and dates back to the communal period (twelfth and thirteenth centuries). The right side instead of the middle of the fifteenth century.
The church was built in Gothic style, but its appearance was significantly modified in 1654 and in 1827. In 1900, under the direction of F. Pilgrims were made restorations that have restored it to the original project.
The church contains many treasures of art and history.
In the first chapel on the left there is in particular the fresco of the Borgognone of the second half of the fifteenth century "The mystic press", in which the cross takes the form of a press and the blood from the wounds of Christ descends into a goblet as if it was wine.
The wall paintings of the seventeenth century in the right aps include a fine crucifix, which unfortunately has lost his arms.
The church houses numerous tombs, tombstones and memorials of characters belonging to important families of Milan.
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Categorie: Churches / Religious buildings
Corso Garibaldi 116, 20121 Milano - Position on Google Maps