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The Celestine convent of Santo Spirito was built in the first half of the 14th century together with a Gothic church and a small hospital. Celestines are a Roman Catholic monastic order, a branch of the Benedictines, founded in 1244.

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The Diocesan Museum "Adriano Bernareggi" displays objects of religious and liturgical worship, mostly works from the territory of Bergamo.

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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.

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Built in the late 13th and early 16th century, the former Convent of San Francesco is a fine example of medieval monastic architecture.

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The former military heart of the city is now occupied by two museums that could both be visited free of charge.

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The museum housed in a Renaissance palace commemorates Gaetano Donizetti, a famous opera composer born in Bergamo in 1797.

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To the right of the entrance of Cappella Colleoni stands the octagonal baptistery of Santa Maria Maggiore, constructed in 1340 by Giovanni da Campione.

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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.

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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.

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