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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.
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.
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
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
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
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