What to see in Milan

Taking a getaway to Milan at this time of year is a highly recommended idea that will allow you to enjoy the city without suffering the stresses of high season. The temperature in winter is even somewhat higher than in Madrid, so you have no excuse to postpone this trip. You will love it.

There are so many things to see in Milan that it is advisable to plan the day well to make the most of the time and our stay in the city. In this blog we review the most interesting places in Milan, so you don’t miss any.

Religious and civil architecture

One of the most famous buildings in Italy is undoubtedly the Milan Duomo . It is the third largest cathedral in the Catholic world and exhibits an impressive Gothic façade , made of white marble. Its pinnacles and gargoyles, its more than 3,500 statues and stained glass windows stand out. Amazing.

Another religious building that you can visit is the Basilica of San Ambrosio , in Lombard Romanesque style, founded in 379 by the saint, patron of the city. And in terms of civil architecture, the Castello Sforzesco stands out, the fortress of the powerful Sforza, where Leonardo da Vinci lived. Today it is home to several museums with archaeological and artistic treasures.

The magic of the Milanese neighborhoods

Walking through the streets of Milan is quite an experience. The Brera and Navigli neighborhoods stand out, the most picturesque and charming. Brera is the artists’ quarter, bohemian and charming. Naviglio Grande is the area of ​​the old river channels , with its typical houses. Today it is full of shops, antique shops, restaurants and terraces.

And, if what you want is to see art, a must-see will be the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana , which preserves works by Leonardo, Botticelli or Caravaggio; and the Pinacoteca de Brera , the largest painting museum in northern Italy, with outstanding works by renowned artists from the 13th to the 20th century.