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My Minecraft build of the main cathedral in Milan, yet another masterpiece of Italian architecture in my view.
Scale is 1:1 of the real church.
Exterior is 100% complete. I just have the interior to work on.
Built from Quartz to mimic the look of marble on the real church.
Has taken 8 weeks to build, but will be another 2 weeks to finish interior.
Apologies for the view, this is the widest building I've built in Minecraft to date.

Update info:

-Made subtle teaks on the facade to make it look more like the real cathedral.
-Interior is being worked on, doing research & studying the layout of floor, arches, & seats.

Historical info:

The fifth largest cathedral in the world, Duomo di Milano stands in the Italian city of Milan, dedicated to Santa Maria Nascente. Built in the Gothic style with some Greek elements on the front windows. Construction of the mighty cathedral took over 500 years, starting in 1386 on the site of an older church.

In many ways, Milan Cathedral's layout is fashioned on many other Gothic cathedrals; that is with arched galleries running along the nave to the transepts, again conforming to the norms of Gothic architecture by being wide & short, with a central spire where the nave & transepts intersect.

Some of the cathedral's most distinguishing features include 135 spires, some of which were added up until the 1960's, lots of flying buttresses holding up the outer walls along the nave, which is one of the widest of any cathedral in the world. Inside contain an abundance of religious imagery & a magnificent Gothic-styled interior dominated by the huge windows & supporting arches.

Built from brick then clad in marble, it features delicate carved statues on the buttresses on the facade as well as on the spires.
Throughout it's existence cathedral has been viewed in contrasting degrees of admiration & revulsion. In either case, it is a major tourist attraction in Milan, & is truly one of the most unique churches in the world.
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Kurraudea Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015   Photographer
woahhh this is impressive!!
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks, glad you like! :D
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DragonlovergirlTR1 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
That's in Istanbul, right? I can see the Hagia Sophia in the background
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DragonlovergirlTR1 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
yes ^^
where I live, Istanbul. Giggle 
I would be very happy you did. Love 
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MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nice! I'd love to visit Istanbul some day! :)
I did the Blue Mosque recently if you'd like to see it
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DragonlovergirlTR1 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I've seen! been fantastic. :D
And if you travel there one day, I would like to guest. ;)
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ButtersmearPony Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
100000000000/10
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you for your ultra high rating :D
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ButtersmearPony Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Your welcome me amigovbuei;hg ;.vg cy_);p0.
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xXColorfulRosesXx Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
AMAZING! :D
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:iconminecraftarchitect90:
MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you :)
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HHHBeydoun Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How do I get into this…? Its a server, right? May I join?
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MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is my single player world, I don't play multiplayer, my internet connection is awful :(
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HHHBeydoun Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw… No fair. Well, there is mods where players could download, but I guess it needs internet as well. Oh, wait, it doesn't. 
Maybe you can have people download it, but players cannot put it out on the internet.

I really, really want to play-- I can't have servers either because my computer is a Mac and won't allow java to take over.
May I have a download?
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MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
To be honest, I don't have an upload anywhere. I'm not on PlanetMinecraft or any other Minecraft-related forum.
I never knew Macs won't allow Java to take over, after all the talk of it being "cross-platform" and having painful syntax (I'm learning programming).
Maybe you & I could strike a deal, not only is the cathedral in my Minecraft world, but all my other Wonders too, the rest of the stuff in my gallery here is in the one Minecraft world.
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HHHBeydoun Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ugh, I hate cross-platform. Its better to get a Windows laptop.
Would you like to put up an upload? I think everyone will download and use the landscapes you've made. They're beautiful.
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MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'll think about it for the time being. In the meantime there are a few things I need to finish up on.
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HHHBeydoun Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure. Go ahead.
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xXMistressUmbrellaXx Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that must of taken forever to make!
It's beautifully done.
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MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Took about eight weeks. Getting the proportions right & features was most challenging
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xXMistressUmbrellaXx Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! O_o That's a long time. 
It turned out amazing though.
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MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Took me eight weeks, the longest of all my builds
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RM014013-Drawings Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
That is really amazing! I love it!! ^^
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MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks, I'm in the process of giving it a facelift :)
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Inakamon Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
astounding. The Milan Cathedral is one of my most favorite cathedrals ever built.
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