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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

Accademia Carrara

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.


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Accademia Carrara in Bergamo

Accademia Carrara in Bergamo

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.


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Sacred art

Sacred art

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.


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Black Madonna with black Jesus

Black Madonna with black Jesus

Hymmmm... The dark skin of this Mother of God ... and Jesus also has really dark skin ...


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Visiting Accademia Carrara

Visiting Accademia Carrara

I really like the way images are presented at the Accademia Carrara. The works are illuminated perfectly!


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Baroque Basilica in Bergamo

Baroque Basilica in Bergamo

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!


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Visiting the Basilica in Bergamo

Visiting the Basilica in Bergamo

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.


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What to do in Bergamo when it rains

What to do in Bergamo when it rains

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.


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Museum of Natural Science in Bergamo

Museum of Natural Science in Bergamo

The mammoth at the entrance to the museum is really big!


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Museo di scienze naturali Bergamo

Museo di scienze naturali Bergamo

There are hundreds of mounted animals in the museum - there are also skeletons of dinosaurs, reptiles, mammals, fish and amphibians.


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Visiting the natural museum

Visiting the natural museum

If you have children, go to this museum - it is really a big attraction for them


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Archaeological Museum of Bergamo

Archaeological Museum of Bergamo

You can also visit the archaeological museum using a ticket to the natural museum.


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Bergamo Historical Museum

Bergamo Historical 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.


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View from Rocca di Bergamo

View from Rocca di Bergamo

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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