Duomo Cathedral

Park Hyatt Milan is located in the city centre behind the famous Piazza Duomo.

The works for the spectacular construction of the Duomo Cathedral began in 1386.

In the 15th and 16th century, the works were overseen by Lombard, German and French architects and bricklayers. The façade was completed between 1805 and 1809, at Napoleon’s behest.   

The style of the Duomo Cathedral does not reflect any particular art movement, but it is reminiscent of the gothic style.

You cannot miss a visit to the roof! From there, you can admire the 135 spires, the 2,245 statues, a golden statue of the Madonna and a marvelous sight of the Alpine mountain range.

The Golden “Madonnina” is a copper-plated statue placed on the lantern of the Duomo and, with its 108 metres height, dates from 1774. Ever since it was first unveiled, the “Madonnina” became the official symbol of Milan.

Our tip

Looking at the facade of the Cathedral, people generally observe the spiers; instead, you should look at the large balcony that opens up above the main entrance, the one in the middle.

On the left side of the balcony there is a marble Statue of Liberty almost identical to the one in New York, apart from the dimensions.

They both stand with the upper right arm holding a torch, they both have a long robe over them and they both have a starry crown with tips on their head; they seem to be twins!

Yet the Milan statue, by the sculptor Camillo Pacetti, who was a professor at the Brera, is a statue of 1810, the Napoleonic era, while the one in New York dates from 66 years later. 

We can imagine that Auguste Bartholdi (creator of the Statue of Liberty) had seen the statue in Milan - whose title is ‘The New Law’ - for inspiration.

When you pass by the Duomo in Milan, check out our own Statue of Liberty!

The Duomo Cathedral is open every day, from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

The Duomo terraces are open every day from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.

For more information, please contact our Concierge, available 24 hours a day on +39 02 88 21 12 34 or email milano.concierge@hyatt.com.

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