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This Gothic monastery could become an icon of the city if it would be properly restored after hundreds of years of disrepair.
Set off Via Porta Dipinta at a tiny square is this 8th century church which was rebuilt multiple times throughout the centuries. Compared to the facade from the early 1900s, its the interior is much more authentic with a multitude of Gothic and Renaissance frescoes.
This is a private family burial chapel, belonging to one of the most spectacular sights of the city. Its elaborately carved facade became a symbol of the entire oldtown. The rarely photographed interior contains interesting Renaissance tombs and frescoes painted by Giambattista Tiepolo.
The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore is the most magnificent church in entire Bergamo, overwhelming even the cathedral. It has a rather mixed architecture: the external appearance has largely maintained its Lombard-Romanesque origin while the interior decoration is mostly from the 17th century Baroque renovation.
Piazza San Pancrazio bears two monuments to be visited: a medieval church rebuilt in Baroque style and a 16th-century fountain in front of it.
It is an important Romanesque-Gothic church from the 13th century adorned with 14-16th century frescoes and masterpieces by Moretto and Romanino.
Gyula castle is a medieval fortress built using fired bricks between 1403 and 1445 in Gothic style. During its turbulent history, it was occupied by the Turks for 130 years between 1566 and 1695, later used as a storage unit in the 18th and 19th century and finally restored to its former glory in the recent years.
The Temple of Heaven, literally the Altar of Heaven is a complex of Taoist buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. The Temple of Heaven was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998 and was described as "a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design which simply and graphically illustrates a cosmogony of great importance for the evolution of one of the world’s great civilizations..." as the "symbolic layout and design of the Temple of Heaven had a profound influence on architecture and planning in the Far East over many centuries."
The 13 tombs of the Ming Dynasty are located 50kms north of Beijing. The site was chosen by the third Ming Dynasty emperor Yongle (1402–1424), who moved the capital of China from Nanjing to the present location of Beijing. The Ming Tombs were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in August 2003.