We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Cappella Colleoni

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Near Santa Maria Maggiore, Bergamo, Italy
Phone Number: +39 035 210061
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Open now
See all hours
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Bergamo Half-Day Tour from Milan
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 462 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 28
  • 26
    Very good
  • 8
  • 0
  • 1
Small, but beautiful

A beautiful chapel located beside the Basilica, but no pictures allowed. The ornate interior is worth the short amount of time needed to see it.l

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 10, 2016
Statesville, North Carolina
Add Photo Write a Review

462 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 63: English reviews
Gdynia, Poland
Level Contributor
180 reviews
179 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shares the facade with the Basilica - not to repeat myself, one worth more than a look. Great gates, again, level of detail highly appreciated. The staff seems to compete in who-kills-more-tourists-that-dare-to-carry-a-camera and probably all achieved expert levels in this competition. Given their attitude and likely queues, I guess the capella becomes a tourist trap on a busy day. Well,... More 

Thank sir_meeshoo
Statesville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
347 reviews
157 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

A beautiful chapel located beside the Basilica, but no pictures allowed. The ornate interior is worth the short amount of time needed to see it.l

Thank kagatlin
Brooklyn, New York
Level Contributor
347 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Definitely make a stop here when in Bergamo, and learn the history of the Colleoni family and this beautiful chapel with tombs of the family.

Thank SuzyQu15
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
103 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

This is tacked on to the side of the church and is an interesting little jewel. Well worth looking at but not in the same league as the neighbouring churches

Thank Catherine E
Level Contributor
36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Colleoni has built this chappel to remain immortal.. it is said that he had huge Ego that his code of arms had three testicles.. you can see them at wall and on the fence.. the legend says you have to touch them for Good Luck!! As you enter the chappel, you are amazed by the artwork, carpet, wood carving, marble,... More 

Thank GhassanBarghout
Level Contributor
410 reviews
147 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

This church is truly astonishing. You can spend hours here just looking at all the artwork and decorations. Just sit down and take a lot of pictures, because this a light curch it's perfect for photograhy

1 Thank zimof1
Bath, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

Located in the Piazza Vecchio. The inside of the chapel is typically ornate, painted and gilded. Luckily I missed the tourist office recommendation of finding the Commanders coat of arms on the gate and touch the lucky testicles! Tip - avoid visiting on a Monday if you are keen to get into the Museums as quite a few places are... More 

1 Thank JuliaH662014
Drogheda, Ireland
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

We went here on our first day as it was raining heavily. We didn't regret going in. Such a beautiful church. From outside it looks ordinary but once you step inside it's beautiful.

Thank Eilodots
Wuppertal, Germany
Level Contributor
518 reviews
179 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

… Cappella Colleoni is a landmark fo Lombardy and located in the centre of Citta Alta, right at the side of Santa Maria Maggiore. From the outside, it is characterized by its fantastic highly detailed multi colored marble decor. In the inside, for me the frescos on the ceiling were most impressive and beautiful. But see yourself, the chapel is... More 

1 Thank Eberhard H
west yorkshire
Level Contributor
201 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016

I have now visited the Colleoni Chapel on 3 separate occasions and notice something different each time. It was built between 1473 and 1476 by the sculptor, Giovanni Antonio Amadeo. The great condottiere Bartolomeo Colleoni had the chapel built as his own mausoleum . He died in 1475, aged 80, a year before his Chapel was built. The condottiere's sarcophagus,... More 

1 Thank farthews

Travelers who viewed Cappella Colleoni also viewed

Bergamo, Province of Bergamo
Bergamo, Province of Bergamo

Been to Cappella Colleoni? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cappella Colleoni and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
New York City, New York

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Cappella Colleoni staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?