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Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio

Open Now: 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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Piazza Sant'Ambrogio 15, 20123 Milan, Italy
+39 02 8645 0895
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Reviewed 1 week ago

St. Ambrose, one of the most important early Fathers of the Church, is said to have become bishop of Milan here even before his baptism. He wrote extensively against heresies denying the divinity of Christ, and others, and had severe disagreements with the heretical imperial...More

Thank Luigi L
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the oldest churches in Milan named after the patron saint of the city; St. Ambrose. It's a quite exceptional church since the entrance is surrounded by a beautiful atrium with magnificent porticoes. Also the interior is very nice, packed with a lot of...More

Thank dennys667
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We discovered this church almost by accident and found a wealth of history dating back to origins of over 1600 years ago. The existing brick Romanesque building dates to 11th/12th Centuries with numerous pieces of detail of significant interest. Little of the early church remain...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very old and quite an impressive place. It is worth to visit this place, I recommend. Some very old things are there.

Thank Lithuanian-guest
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tube nearby but I don't think it has anything to offer. There is a nearby monument with eternal flame to the ward dead of Milan. Also near the Catholic university

Thank Denise P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

“Consecrated in 387 & rebuilt in 11th century” , this medieval masterpiece still stands for everyone’s admiration. It is simply a big church with a lot of architecture to admire, if that interests you. As well, there is religious significance to this church, because it’s...More

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Reviewed October 7, 2018

I've visited a lot of churches in Italy. I like this one for the history, multiple layers of it over 1,000 years.

Thank Cameron S
Reviewed October 6, 2018

The roots of this basilica go back to the 4th century, but most of what you see is Romanesque. As a consequence it is sober and relatively plain. There is, however, a mosaic in the apse which adds brilliant colours to the building. It is...More

Thank retired698
Reviewed September 26, 2018

This is a very large church but is very plain inside except for it's alter. However, the spectacular outer courtyard is worth seeing with it's ancient pillars and brickwork with nice views of the towers. Unfortunately the crypt is currently closed for restoration work.

Thank jordanellie41
Reviewed September 25, 2018

This was very easy to find from the subway as there's a station named after it. The building was well preserved with good information about the towers. This is a very old building that has tested the hands of time and has won. It's worth...More

Thank mmcgrattan52
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July 6, 2017|
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Response from Tina S | Reviewed this property |
There are stairs down to the crypt in the main sanctuary just behind the altar and you can also walk around the back of the altar to view the remains of St Ambrose.
May 13, 2017|
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Response from Spencer S | Reviewed this property |
Hi. We didnt pay anything for the entrance to the building but we didnt spend very long there as they closed for 'lunch' so what i would say is check the opening times. Its worth visiting though and hopefully you wont be... More