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Milan Cathedral
Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica of the Nativity of Saint Mary
Basilica cattedrale metropolitana di Santa Maria Nascente  (Italian)
Milan Cathedral is located in Milan
Milan Cathedral
Milan Cathedral
Location in Milan
45°27′51″N 9°11′29″E / 45.46417°N 9.19139°E / 45.46417; 9.19139
Location Via Carlo Maria Martini, 1
20122 Milan
Country Italy
Denomination Roman Catholic
Tradition Ambrosian Rite
Status Cathedral, minor basilica
Functional status Active
Architect(s) Simone da Orsenigo
et al.
Style Italian Gothic
Groundbreaking 1386 (original building)
Completed 1965 (1965)
Capacity 40,000
Length 158.6 metres (520 ft)
Width 92 metres (302 ft)
Nave width 16.75 metres (55.0 ft)
Height 108 metres (354 ft)
Other dimensions Facade facing West
Dome height (outer) 65.6 metres (215 ft)
Number of spires 135
Spire height 108.5 metres (356 ft)
Materials Brick with Candoglia marble
Archdiocese Archdiocese of Milan

Milan Cathedral (Italian: Duomo di Milano) is the cathedral church of Milan found in Lombardy, northern Italy. The cathedral where locate in Milan was built according to Italian style. Its construction was started in 1386 and was completed in 1965. The construction took 579 years. Capacity of the cathedral is 60000 people. It is one of the largest cathedral in the world and the largest in Italy.

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