Museums in Bergamo - what to do in Bergamo when it rains. The weather forecast showed rain all day. Therefore, instead of wandering the streets, we went to discover the world of art in Bergamo.
Accademia Carrara is a place worth visiting even when it is not raining! The number of paintings, sculptures, antique furniture and other exhibits is so large that it is worth spending at least a few hours exploring.
You can see over eighteen hundred paintings from the 14th to the 19th century at Accademia Carrara. There are works by artists such as Botticelli, Bellini, Pisanello, Carpaccio, Raphael, Moroni, Tiepolo, Canaletto, El Greco.
Sacred art occupies the entire ground floor in the gallery. I am not a fan of this kind of paintings - they are very monothematic. I noticed that on many of them backgrounds were more interesting than the main characters.
Hymmmm... The dark skin of this Mother of God ... and Jesus also has really dark skin ...
I really like the way images are presented at the Accademia Carrara. The works are illuminated perfectly!
The basilica does not make such a big impression from the outside. Eyes begin to go crazy inside the temple - I don't know what to look at. Thousands of sculptures, hundreds of paintings, tapestries, frescoes, columns, bas-reliefs... As much as I like - a lot to watch!
We spent almost an hour in this church - so many amazing works of art in one place. To be honest, the interior of the basilica impressed us much more than the interior of the Milan Cathedral.
I recommend visiting museums and churches on rainy days in Bergamo. Accademia Carrara and the interior of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore made the biggest impression on me. Paintings and sculptures on the walls and ceiling have caught my attention for a long time in the basilica: angels, archangels, devils and demons, saints, apostles, crossing the Red Sea, a lady holds her head cut off, knights - one even on a white horse, the first murder, paradise and hell, birth of Jesus, three kings, miracles, torture, crucifixion, ascension ... The whole Bible in pictures.
The mammoth at the entrance to the museum is really big!
There are hundreds of mounted animals in the museum - there are also skeletons of dinosaurs, reptiles, mammals, fish and amphibians.
If you have children, go to this museum - it is really a big attraction for them
You can also visit the archaeological museum using a ticket to the natural museum.
The fort Rocca di Bergamo is a historical museum on a hill in the old town (Città Alta). There is an attraction for military enthusiasts - a tank and several guns from the beginning of the 20th century at the fortress.
In my opinion, the Rocca di Bergamo fortress is worth going to admire the views. You can see the beautiful panorama of the old city from here. If you were interested in this beautiful city at the foot of the Alps, I recommend to see more photos and local attractions in the gallery: What to see in Bergamo.
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