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The Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli: photos, description of Santa Maria dei Miracoli)

The Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli is located on Corso Vittorio Emanuele in Milan. It was originally built specifically to hold the icons, which were attributed miraculous properties. The design of the Church, with its cylindrical anterior dome was designed by architect Ludovico Beretta in 1480-1490 a-m. However, the most outstanding elements of the building is elaborately decorated with marble bas-reliefs on the facade and the portico were designed by the architect and sculptor Giovanni Antonio Amadeo and made with the help of many other sculptors. Just on the decoration of the Church inside and outside were 16 masters, among whom was the nephew of Antonio Della Porta of Osteno - Tamarino. Such an abundance of sculptural details reminiscent of the Renaissance style of the Certosa di Pavia monastery.

Once in the Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli was exciting to see the painting "Saint Nicholas of Bari with two children in front of the Virgin Mary" painted by Moretto, now preserved in the Pinacoteca Martinengo, Toshio. In the Church there are two frescoes of luxury Gració has Cossali "Baptism of Christ" and "adoration of the Magi".

The interior of Santa Maria dei Miracoli was severely damaged during the bombing of Brescia during the Second World war - interestingly, the airstrike was a mistake, instead of a Church was supposed to bomb a nearby Bank of Italy. The external appearance of the Church was not harmed - lovely facade was protected hardwood forests (preserved today and a few photos framed scaffolding of the temple of those years). Subsequently, the interior of the building has been carefully restored, and when, after the end of World war II, Santa Maria dei Miracoli saw Winston Churchill, he called the Church one of the most beautiful I had seen them in life.