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Address: Near Santa Maria Maggiore, Bergamo, Italy
Phone Number: +39-035-21-00-61
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The facade is so imposing and lavishly decorated, with colonnades, a huge rosette and a dome, that you'd take it for the front of the basilica. Actually, it is only the front of a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The facade is so imposing and lavishly decorated, with colonnades, a huge rosette and a dome, that you'd take it for the front of the basilica. Actually, it is only the front of a small chapel, where there are the statue and sarcophagus of Bartolomeo Colleoni and the resting place of one of his daughters. There is a door leading... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Inside, as well as outside, the chapel is adorned with intricate decorations, marble sculptures and bassreliefs. All works are of the finest quality and material. However, what annoyed me most about the visit is the constand Shhhhhh and NOOOOOoooo shouted by the custodian as people keep taking pictures of the sculptures although a large sign at the entrance forbids photographs... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We thought it was the best good looking church in Bergamo; it is more a chapel, but very nice lines in the outside and inside we can see nice strecture and sculptures.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It's literally next to the cathedral and basilica, so you may as well check it out. The final resting place of a rich and powerful man, it's fittingly extravagant, but otherwise not that interesting.

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Runcorn, Cheshire, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is the extravagant resting place of Bartolomeo Colleoni, a mercenary from Bergamo who lived at the time when the city was under Venetian control. The entrance is to the right of the main entrance of Santa Maria Maggiore. The gates outside are a feature in itelf - If you look closlely there are certain bits that are shinier than... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I am not a fan of Baroque but this family chapel has to be seen to be believed, As a precursor to visiting the Duomo is it worth visiting but don't try and get in during the lunch period.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Nothing special compare the the neighbour next door. So you can give it a miss. However the take few minutes to admire the entrance which is the best part of the Chapel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This Chapel is stunningly beautiful. It is heartbreaking that they do not allow pictures of the inside (and the lady selling trinkets makes sure of that.) If you take 10-15 minutes to appreciate the detail and the work that it took to construct this small chapel you will share my deep appreciation of Cappella Colleoni.Notice the green men looking down... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

And quite uninteresting interior. But it should definitely be on your Bergamo itenerary. Architectural treasure from 15h century built in marble (I suppose) and sticked to the basilica. Nice rose window over the entrance but I must say the whole facade is beautiful. Advisable to read a bit about Bartolomeo Colleoni, a famous condottiero who was buried there. There's a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Superb Venetian influenced art and tapestries - make sure you go inside! Free entrance to an ornate, gilt lined, lovely little find for unintentional tourists like we were

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