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Sightseeing in Bergamo - what to see. Complete travel guide

There is a legend that tells about wonderful city Bergamo and its creation. According to this legend, the city was founded by forefather Chidn, but this place got its splendid forms after the World War II. However, the city is full of famous sights and places of interest that actually prove old history of Bergamo.
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When we start talking about this city, we should definitely mention its rich historical heritage. The city is simply full of various sights. For example, a popular and frequently visited sight is an ancient square that is also considered the heart of Bergamo. Here we should pay your attention to the fact that there is an enormous number of architectural ensembles created in the period of Renaissance in Bergamo. You will find here amazing medieval town halls, the town library, or the square near the cathedral.
This square is also the location of another famous object – the Basilica di S.Maria Maggiore. The church is one of the oldest historical buildings. Also don’t forget to visit opened and fascinating Roman portal and Cappella Colleoni – they are all can be found on the same square. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Finally, when you’re done with these sights, it’s time to visit the palaces that once have been owned by noble people in Bergamo. These are Moroni, Terzi, Medolago-Albani, and Alvari palaces.
Bergamo Bergamo is famous not only for its architectural monuments, but also for its beautiful parks. One of the nicest is considered to be North Park Adda, it was founded in 1973 by order of the city authorities. The area of ​​this beautiful park is more than 5600 hectares; the territory of the park is covered with several interesting walking routes. During the walk you can see not only rare plants but also interesting historical structures, including dams and power plants, which were built over a hundred years ago. 
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Bergamo is one of the few Italian cities, which features perfectly preserved medieval fortifications. One of the most interesting objects is the Venetian wall, which was started in the mid-16th century. For the construction of this wall a huge amount of money has been spent, over the years the citizens had to pay the city treasury enormous contributions. After its completion, the wall struck with its size; its length is more than 6000 meters, and the maximum height reached 50 meters. At the end of the 20th century Venetian wall was completely restored, today it is an important historical landmark. 
Bergamo Another interesting symbol of Bergamo - funicular that connects the old and new parts of the city. Lower station of the funicular is located at Viale delle Mura, and the top is not far from the church of Santa Maria Maggiore. The funicular is very popular amongst tourists; during the trip it is possible to take beautiful panoramic pictures of the city. Experienced tourists advise to buy tickets as early as possible to take a comfortable seat by the windows. 
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Not all tourists know that in Bergamo there is a very beautiful botanical garden named after Lorenzo Roth. The garden is quite small, it has a very beautiful design and a variety of interesting plants. Since the botanical garden is on the hill, a great view of the lower city opens during the tours. For visitors the garden is equipped with comfortable seating areas; many wooden benches can be found in the shades. 
Citta Alta, Bergamo Not far from the old town hall is La Torre Civica tower, since it was built, it remains the tallest structure in the city. In the 16th century, after numerous reconstructions the tower height was already 57 meters, today at its top is equipped with an excellent observation deck. Visitors can climb it via a special elevator which was equipped a few years ago, or climb to the top of the tower via the steep steps. 
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Among the cultural institutions Bergamo Archaeological Museum is worth noting, its first exposition was formed back in 1561. During the first 200 years the collection of archaeological artefacts stored in the old town hall, and since then the museum changed its location several times. Since 1960, the museum is located in the palace of Visconti, which in itself is a valuable historical object.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Bergamo
♥   Shopping area ' Via Gerolamo Tiraboschi' Bergamo, 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Via XX Settembre' Bergamo, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Via Zambonate' Bergamo, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Bergamo
♥   Castle 'San Vigilio Castle' Bergamo, 2.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Camozzi Vertova Castle' Costa di Mezzate, 10.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Cavernago Castle' Cavernago, 10.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Urgnano Castle' Urgnano, 10.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Malpaga Castle' Cavernago, 11.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Bergamo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Monte San Giorgio' , 60.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale della Val Grande' , 102.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dello Stelvio' , 107.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Bergamo and around
♥   Art museum 'Accademia Carrara' Bergamo, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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