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Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero, Bergamo
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A living church in which worshippers still gather every day for mass, Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero is the central cathedral of Bergamo. It was rebuilt several times since the ninth century, with major renovations undertaken in 1689 and 1889. Designed in the shape of a Latin cross with a single nave, the cathedral's interior contains a number of paintings by high-Renaissance artists such as Giovanni Battista Moroni, Giovanni Cariani, and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Just beside the church is the octagonal baptistry, with bas-relief episodes of the life of Christ and a statue of John the Baptist. Work out when and for how long to visit Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero and other Bergamo attractions using our handy Bergamo holiday planner.
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Located beside Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore, this cathedral was built in the 17th century and renovated in the 19th century. The interior is stunning especially the apse done by Tiepolo.
We visited this magnificent cathedral in the upper city of Bergamo and found the interior to be just divine. The stone inlay work and the ceiling was truly heavenly. The side altars were as impressive... read more »
Bella la cattedrale (anche se senza guida non hai una targhetta che una, solo in Italia...) ma il top è il Battistero: lo puoi vedere solo da fuori sbirciando fra le inferriate! Assurdo, vado nell'inf... read more »Beautiful Cathedral (though without driving you don't have a plate that one, only in Italy ...) but the top is the baptistery: you can see it from the outside peering between the railings! Absurd, I go to the info point of the municipality of Bergamo between piazza Vecchia and funicular and I would say, "well, it's small." As you are capable to debase the architectural and cultural heritage in this country anywhere in the world ...show original
Renato NataliThe baptistery of Santa Maria Maggiore has within several niches with figures of virtues and 6 fornelle that represent the life of Jesus, it is located in città alta in Bergamo close to Santa Maria Maggiore Cathedral and the chapel of the Condottiere Bartolomeo Colleoni Knight, it has an octagonal shape and was built in the year 1351 (roughly) Lombard sculptor Giovanni da Campione born in Italy in the year 1320 champion and died in the same location in the year 1375.show original
Roberto PinottiBeautifulshow original
Rubén LópezSmall baptistery next to the basilica. Beside everything around him is a small element that doesn't stand out. It tends to be always closed.show original
Mattia DragoSmall baptistery in the piazza behind palazzo della ragioneshow original
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