Sant'Eustorgio Milan

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The Basilica of Sant’Eustorgio is really interesting because it is one of the oldest churches in Milan. It was built in 334 a.c, in a period when Milan or Mediolanum, the Latin name of the city, was the capital of the Western Roman Empire. Indeed, this great church shows us the relevance that the Christian religion got in the last two centuries of the empire and, therefore, why it is still important in Europe.

By the way, the church is in a paleocristian style, and then in the XII century, parts of it were renewed in the Romanic style. The old name of the church was “basilica trium magorum” which translates to “basilic of the Three Wise Men”. Indeed, Saint Eustorgio was given by Emperor Costante as a gift, a sarcophagus inside which were the bodies of the Three Wise Men, those who brought the gifts to the child Jesus in Bethlehem. He would have put it first in the church of Saint Tecla, and then those relics would have been put in Saint Eustorgio’s church.

It’s up to you to believe or not if those remainings are real. By the way, this church is really old and has always been part of the city’s skyline, so it is a must-see.

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Vladislav from Milan

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Piazza Sant'Eustorgio 3 , Milan

Opening Times

Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)