San Babila

sights / Architecture

San Babila information

Location
Milan , Italy
Address
Piazza San Babila
Telephone
+390 2 760 02 877
Getting there
Underground Rail: San Babila
More information
www.sanbabila.org
Opening hours
8am-noon & 3.30-7pm
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Built on the site of a 2nd-century pagan temple, this squat church has suffered at the hands of overzealous renovators (the last add-on being the Neo-Romanesque facade and bell tower early last century). Still, it exerts a calm force amid the swirling visual din of supersized billboards, office blocks and ever-flowing traffic of the piazza, and its lily-scented interior is a serene respite. The Venetian lion-topped column at the entrance dates back to 1656.