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The Gothic Cathedral of the Birth of Saint Mary in Milan is one of the most recognizable and oldest religious buildings in Europe. It is the third largest cathedral in the world. The present cathedral was built in the 16th century on the remains of earlier churches. The cathedral was consecrated in 1572.
In 1805, Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned King of Italy there. From the observation deck on the roof of the cathedral, you can admire the panorama of the city, and even with good visibility the outline of the Alps. The cathedral treasury houses many silver and gold products made in the Middle Ages. Inside the church you can admire many works of art (paintings, sculptures, altars, chapels, organs, sarcophagi, baptistery, statues, bas-reliefs) created over the centuries. In the cathedral there are relics of Saint Charles Borromeo.