The Duomo di Santa Maria Nascente is the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Milan, one of the most famous monuments in Europe, with the Patrocinium of the Virgin Mary. It is the third largest church and the largest marble building in the world. In 1386 in Gothic forms started, the cathedral was not yet completed at the end of 1572, and it was not until the Napoleonic era that its modern façade became known.
The style of the church building is gothic and is an exception to the Italian architecture. However, the facade, which was completed only under Napoleon, is rather a mixture of Baroque and neo-Gothic style elements. The large, representative cathedral square was not created until 1865-1873.