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Reviewed 1 week ago

Compared to the nearby Sta Maria Maggiore, the cathedral is practically understated, rather elegantly decorated, light and bright. Definitely worth a look.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank IlyaBurlak
Reviewed 1 week ago

Richly decorated but in a sober way. Gold and marble form the decorative unity of this Cathedral which is not as visually extravagant as its neighbour Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore but is also very beautiful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Fernando P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not everybody knows that the Duomo and the Basicila Saint Maggiore are two different churches. They are very close to each other, and people tend to think this is one entity. The whole decoration is breathtaking. Take care it is not allowed to make photos.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 545medva
Reviewed 10 November 2018

The exterior is better than interior. The museum next door is not worth visiting. The only interesting object was a Cretan Icon of the Mother of God.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CM K
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Between the Palazzo della Ragione and the Basilica is the Cattedrale stands the main religious building of Bergamo that took centuries to be built. Behind a white marble facade, there is a beautiful church (with less "arrogance" than the next door basilica) and a must...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

A lovely cathedral with so much intricate work. Definitely worth a visit when in Bergamo. There are many cathedrals one could see, but I'd put this up there

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SteveCAFC63
Reviewed 13 August 2018

This is yet another very nice cathedral. We had just a few minutes, because we got there late. I am getting a little tougher on my rating of churches. I have seen so many of them and now one has to be truly top tier...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Bergamo is closely related to Saint John XXIII, pope. He entered the Seminary of Bergamo in 1892, where he remained for studies in classics and theology until his second year of theology. He must pray in this Cathedral as a student in the seminary. When...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank P C
Reviewed 27 July 2018

This is the city’s main cathedral, dedicated to the city’s patron, Saint Alexander the Martyr and built on the foundations of an existing primitive structure, presumably founded in the 6th century and originally dedicated to St. Vincent. Is it by chance that my son Alex...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

One of the most interesting places to visit in Bergamo. It's very quiet and calm inside but the paintings are indescribable in words - just amazing.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Response from Michael W | Reviewed this property |
You can buy a cover-all ticket in the building opposite the Duomo. Worth the cost. The museum is a bit underwhelming to be honest, just a series of murals.
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