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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.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Bergamo and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all shopping streets
Shopping streets of Bergamo
♥   Street ' Via Gerolamo Tiraboschi' Bergamo, 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Street ' Via XX Settembre' Bergamo, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Street ' Via Zambonate' Bergamo, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Castles in Bergamo and around
♥   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 galleries
Art galleries in/around Bergamo
♥   Art gallery 'Accademia Carrara' Bergamo, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Bergamo from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie

From the series “Top 15 UNESCO sites In Europe”
Over the past decades, the main church in Milan has remained a popular tourist attraction. The queue of those wishing to see the legendary frescoes doesn’t vanish, so it’s recommended to sign up for a tour several days in advance. Anyone who wishes to see the legendary fresco by Leonardo da Vinci, will have to undergo a special procedure. An outerwear has to be cleaned from the dirt using a dedicated gadget. Only after that, you can take a look at the amazing work of art. However, visitors can not admire it for more than 15 minutes. … Read further

Duomo di Milano

From the series “15 unofficial man-made wonders of the world”
The cathedral is so great that it can accommodate up to 40 000 people. About 3 400 beautiful statues decorate a hall. The main symbol and the gem is the golden statue of Madonna, the patron saint of Milan. Paintings on walls and a ceiling of the cathedral require special attention. Some of them were created by the outstanding artist, Simone da Orsenigo. The roof of the cathedral has the great viewing platform that offers a spectacular view of the historic streets of Milan. … Read further
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