San Carlo al Corso (Milan)

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Church of Saint Charles Borromeo
(Chiesa di San Carlo al Corso)
Milano chiesa San Carlo al Corso.JPG
Façade of the church.
Basic information
LocationMilan, Italy
Geographic coordinatesCoordinates: 45°27′59″N 9°11′47″E / 45.466351°N 9.196259°E / 45.466351; 9.196259
AffiliationRoman Catholic
Year consecrated1847
Architectural description
Architect(s)Carlo Amati; Filippo Pizzigalli
Architectural typeChurch
Architectural styleNeoclassical

San Carlo al Corso is a neo-classic church in the center of Milan.

The church is managed by the Servite Order.

The church facade was designed in 1844 by Carlo Amati and was finished in 1847.[1] It then served as a model for the Chiesa Rotonda in San Bernardino, Switzerland, 1867.

The complex was built to replace Convent of the Servite founded as early as 1290 and later was suppressed in 1799. The new church was built in thanks for the ending a cholera epidemic, and dedicated to Saint Charles Borromeo who was the Bishop of Milan during the time of the bubonic plague in Milan during the 16th century.

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  1. ^ The Architecture of Modern Italy, Volume I: The Challenge of Tradition 1750-1900 by Terry Kirk 2005 ISBN 1-56898-420-0 page 153

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