Sant'Alessandro in Zebedia

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Church of Saint Alexander of Bergamo in Zebedia
(Church of Sant'Alessandro in Zebedia)
IMG 5141 - Milano - Sant'Alessandro - Facciata - Foto Giovanni Dall'Orto 17 febr 2007.jpg
Façade of the church.
Basic information
Location Milan, Italy
Geographic coordinates Coordinates: 45°27′39″N 9°11′13″E / 45.460938°N 9.186896°E / 45.460938; 9.186896
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Province Milan
Ecclesiastical or organizational status National monument
Status Active
Architectural description
Architect(s) Francesco Maria Richino
Lorenzo Binago
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Baroque
Groundbreaking 1601
The church in a mid nineteenth-century print

Sant'Alessandro in Zebedia is a church in Milan, Italy.


The original church was built by the Barnabite order in the 9th century, on the ruins of the Pretorium which tradition holds was the prison that held the martyred Sant'Alessandro.

Its construction for the Barnabite order began in 1601 to a design by Lorenzo Binago, Francesco Maria Richini also contributing to the project. It comprises a principal building on the Greek cross plan with a central dome, and a separate presbytery which also has a dome. The façade, with decorations in bas-relief, has two campaniles.

The interior includes works by important Lombard Baroque artists including Camillo Procaccini (an Assumption, a Nativity and a Crucifixion) and Daniele Crespi (a Flagellation). There is also an altarpiece in the first chapel on the right by Ossana.[1]