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Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna

Via delle Belle Arti 56, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 420 9406
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Lots of religious art and not much else

A strange gallery with odd opening hours and a very limited selection of art. There is nothing here... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ian1232015
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London, United Kingdom
Probably enough Bolognese area art to satisfy most persons for a lifetime (or two)

I was in Bologna last week as a tourist and during this very hot week visited sites including this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bay_area_folk
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Trieste, Italy
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Via delle Belle Arti 56, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A strange gallery with odd opening hours and a very limited selection of art. There is nothing here that really stood out for us so unless you are really into that period of art I'd give it a miss.

Thank ian1232015
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Bologna last week as a tourist and during this very hot week visited sites including this decently air-conditioned museum. It is actually a fairly large collection but unless one has a deep interest in Bolognese area art before 1600, I think it...More

Thank bay_area_folk
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty well nothing but religious art which for me was just too much of the same. Probably says more about me than it does about the art and the gallery that I found it somewhat dull. If you want to see religious art then don’t...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2018

This is by far the best collection of religious art I have seen anywhere. The works are well displayed in spacious rooms and they are exquisite. We went late in the afternoon and had most of the rooms to ourselves. One of the highlights of...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

Pinacoteca Nazionale was an interesting, well curated museum. Great collection of art from various centuries. Well worth the time spent there

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

If you are looking for paintings by famous artists, you will probably be disappointed. But if you are willing to explore art by less renowned artists, you will be well rewarded. The medieval section is particularly spectacular, though the late 16th century mannerists are also...More

1  Thank rgl201
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Has an extensive collection of Bolognese church art from Giotto to Reni.Which is the strength, and weakness of the gallery. With so much of it , over 40 rooms, many works are quite average. And if you prefer a more balanced art gallery, with art...More

Thank tbonjour
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Extremely rich art museum, dedicated mainly to local masters. Much of the museum is dedicated to local pre-Renaissance religious art. However, there are works by some of the great Renaissance masters. Definitely worth seeing.

Thank Ogi0
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

A reasonable collection of nice tryptichs, icons, religious art...well worth seeing it although the size of the collection hardly justifies the ever increasing entrance ticket.

3  Thank EUcivilization
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

It was about 7 Euro to get in but definitely worth it. A really good variety and range of paintings arranged more or less chronologically. Loved the Guerchinos in particular. The museum itself is air conditioned in places. There are lockers for large bags as...More

Thank Christina E
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