Cappella Colleoni

Cappella Colleoni, Bergamo

Cappella Colleoni
4.5
Historic Sites • Religious Sites
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Alexandra M
157 contributions
A jewel
Oct 2020
Architectural Jewellery, perfect to hide for a moment of peace. You will discover interesting and intriguing sculptural and pictural pieces.
Written October 30, 2020
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Malgorzata
10,441 contributions
It is impressive both inside and out
Oct 2019
A true jewel of Renaissance architecture in Bergamo , an example of everlasting beauty. The chapel was built as a funeral chapel for the great captain Ventura of Bergamo, Bartolomeo Colleoni of Amadeo. Here is located a tomb with a beautiful golden sarcophagus and a monument. The chapel adjoins the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. However, there is a separate entrance from the outside. No photography allowed inside. A real masterpiece that I highly recommendto visit.
Written September 24, 2020
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Daji Screw
Prague, Czech Republic207 contributions
Stunning place
Nov 2019
It's just behind another nice site in Bergamo, which is Piazza Vecchia. So when You go to see major sightseeing places in Bergamo You cannot miss this one. It's very nice and allows people to go inside.
Written January 24, 2020
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Alessandro F
Milan, Italy25,326 contributions
Tarsia and polychrome marble
Dec 2019 • Couples
Wonderful Renaissance chapel built in 1472 as the personal shrine for the condottiere Bartolomeo Colleoni and his beloved daughter Medea , nearby the church of Santa Maria Maggiore . To built it they had to knock down the sacristy .
The facade is a jewel.
The inside too.
Written December 8, 2019
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hopehousecottage
Worcester, UK397 contributions
Pirate’s mausoleum
Nov 2019 • Family
Most people (well tourists) wandering around the stunning Piazza Vecchia in the heart of Bergamo’s Città Allta would look at the astonishing marbled exterior of Capella Colleoni and think it an elaborate entranceway into the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. I know I certainly did. I was almost right. Kind of.

The site of Capella Colleoni was once the site of the sacristy of the church against which it stands, until 15th century mercenary captain Bartolomeo Colleoni decided that this was the place he wanted to build his personal shrine to himself and his daughter Medea. He had the sacristy torn down by his soldiers and this chapel built in its place. He was that kind of guy.

Colleoni was a big fish in these parts and something of a local hero in Bergamo. The whole place is extraordinary testament to a mix of ego and religion. Outside you have Roman military leaders Julius Caesar and Trajan and inside countless biblical references. You get the distinct impression of a powerful man displaying his wealth and influence while hedging his bets in the afterlife.

You’re not supposed to take photos inside (I don’t know why, Colleoni was clearly saying “look at me and how important I am” when he had it built) so you’ll find the outside pictured from every conceivable angle on the internet but not all that many images of the startling ostentation of interior. Still, it’s free to get in so just go in and gawp for yourselves.
Written November 17, 2019
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Emi M
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canarias, Spain114 contributions
Masterpiece
Sep 2019 • Friends
Right in center (Piazza Vecchia) of the old part of the city if Bergamo (Citta Alta), next to the church of Santa Maddalena, I find the magnificent Cappella Coleoni.
Not very large, but somptuos, stylish, a real masterpiece.
Highly recomended.
Written October 12, 2019
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REDMAN
Egaleo, Greece3,840 contributions
Beautiful church
May 2019
Renaissance church, beautiful and accessible. You learn a lot about architecture and art, and how people lived and believed in back in these times.
Written September 13, 2019
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Departure769811
15 contributions
Definitely a wonderful Basilica
Jul 2019
There is a lot to see here and worth the time and effort particularly when the temperature is extremely hot. You can sit inside in the cool surrounds and marvel at the Beautiful architecture.
Written August 14, 2019
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EuroCan Traveller
Ancaster, Canada287 contributions
Final Rest
Jul 2019 • Family
This mausoleum for famous General Colleoni has some near historic facts such as false bottom tomb! There is also a shiny but interesting part of the gate before you enter. Be sure to ask your guide it’s meaning before you decide to rub it for good luck!
Written July 7, 2019
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vessi80
North Lanarkshire, UK904 contributions
Masterpiece of Renaissance 'Bling'
May 2019 • Solo
Both inside and out , it's a very, very glamorous mausoleum.
Tiepolo ceiling frescoes and a wonderfully carved tomb with gold horse atop.
Better seen rather than described as words fail me, for once.
No photos inside .
Visited at 2pm as Tourist Office leaflet stated and it opened about ten minutes later.
Probably very busy in high season.
Written May 23, 2019
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