Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero

Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero

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Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero

Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero
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Malgorzata
10,460 contributions
A beautiful interior, magnificent frescoes
Oct 2019
The cathedral is inconspicuous from the outside, a bit pressed into other buildings, f inished with beautiful white marble from the outside, it does not make a huge impression but inside it is breathtaking. Impressive interior with magnificent baroque frescoes and stucco. The one-nave St. Alexander's Cathedral reaches back to the early 6th century. It was reconstructed many times until the 19th century. Its outside appearance is neo-Classical style but the interior it's fairytale Baroque. I think it will impress not only people interested in art and architecture. On the left side of the nave a chapel with a miraculous crucifix, on the right a chapel dedicated to Pope John 23. It is worth visiting for a while and admire this amazing work of human hands in silence. At the Piazza del Duomo, next to the Basilica of Santa Maria and opposite the cathedral, you can see the historic Baptistery. Baptistery moved from the nave of the cathedral many times, finally in 1856 thanks to Virginio Muzio it stood in its present place. It is a characteristic, octagonal building with a small loggia and columns, built in 1340. On each side you can see carvings with scenes from the life of Christ by Giovanni da Campione. A must see when in Bergamo.
Written September 29, 2020
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Kjellaug T
Sandnes, Norway135 contributions
Impressive architecture
Nov 2019
Well worth to spend some time here. Beautiful tapestries and paintings. Lots of details, so you can really spend some time here. Makes you feel humble.
Written April 29, 2020
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Ellie
Aabenraa, Denmark21 contributions
Beautiful
Apr 2019
Beautiful Church - both on the inside and the outside. So many beautiful details to watch so take your time.
Written March 7, 2020
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The Flying Spaniard
Sofia, Bulgaria2,413 contributions
Beautiful cathedral
Feb 2020 • Family
Located in the old town square, it is a typical Catholic beautiful temple. It is impressive from inside.
Written February 29, 2020
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Kathie C
Asheville, NC165 contributions
Beautiful church in the heart of citta alta
Dec 2019
Beautiful church to visit. Wish I had time to attend a service. Easy to reach as it is located on the main cita alta piazza.
Written February 19, 2020
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canadianeagle2015
Vancouver, British Columbia42 contributions
Must visit
Nov 2019
Very beautiful cathedral. I would rank it higher than the "Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore".

They are right next to each other and should visit both.
Written December 25, 2019
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Alessandro F
Milan, Italy25,328 contributions
Saint Vincent and Saint Alexander
Dec 2019 • Couples
These two Saints took turns as nominee, from no later than 9th century a first Cathedral was built to Saint Alexander, in 1561 Venetian demolished it for the Cathedral of Saint Vincent, finally in 1697 the Pope Innocent XI turned back the Cathedral to Sain Alexander.
The facade is attached to Palace of Reason, with neoclassical shape and beautiful portico on two levels surmounted by several statues.
Internal with Latin Cross ground plan with a single nave.
Many wonderful paintings are visible inside the chapels and at the main altar , Tiepolo , Andrea Previtali, Giovan Battista Moroni, Giovanni Cariani, Sebastiano Ricci and Carlo Innocenzo Carloni.
The Baptistery in front the Cathedral constructed in 1340 by Giovanni da Campione for the Basilica of Saint Maria Maggiore .
Octagonal plant .
Inside many bas-reliefs of episodes of life of Jesus
Written December 9, 2019
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P0702-Orlando
324 contributions
Spectacular
Dec 2019
I’ve seen a TON of Cathedrals (I’ve been to 22 countries). This is spectacular. A must see if you are traveling in the area. Most Cathedrals close from 12-3, so keep that in mind.
Written December 8, 2019
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Cornish Maiden
Cornwall, UK17 contributions
A magnificent building
Dec 2019
A remarkable Cathedral with an exquisite work of art round every corner. Do not forget to look up up at the truly amazing dome. If you like churches this is a must for you if you appreciate great art this is a must for you.
Written December 8, 2019
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Andrew Q
Sydney293 contributions
Spectacular
Oct 2019
The ceilings in the cathedral are spectacular beyond description. Bergamo old town itself is delightful, although busy with tourists, but the cathedral is the highlight.
Written October 18, 2019
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