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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. Add Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero to your Bergamo travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Bergamo holiday maker.
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  • It is the main church and the biggest one in Bergamo. The interior is beautiful. It is one of the highlights of the historic center of Bergamo. 
    It is the main church and the biggest one in Bergamo. The interior is beautiful. It is one of the highlights of the historic center of Bergamo.  more »
  • The history of the Cathedral of Bergamo goes back to the 9th century. The current church dates form the 17th century and is dedicated to Saint Alexander of Bergamo, patron saint of the city. The... 
    The history of the Cathedral of Bergamo goes back to the 9th century. The current church dates form the 17th century and is dedicated to Saint Alexander of Bergamo, patron saint of the city. The...  more »
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  • This cathedral is beautiful from outside but the inside, too. After entering you immediately feel something special around you. You have to visit this cathedral.
  • Duomo di Bergamo's construction works began in the 12th century. The final works ended in the 17th century. Some major renovation works was done in the 19th century. The cathedral is located in the Citta Alta (The elevated city) part of Bergamo, as opposed to the Citta Bassa (The lower city). Citta Alta is the old town with more history and where the cathedral and some other historic buildings are located. The interior of the cathedral is stunning with its ornaments, paintings, reliefs, and statutes. It is only 3 minutes walking from the cathedral to Vecchia Piazza (The old square) where you can have a rest at one of the many cafes and restaurants as you watch the life is going by in this ancient square. In the alleys around this cathedral some scenes from the box office hit film 'Call Me By Your Name' were shot.

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