Remember to Look Up
25 February 2016
Travelling through Bergamo, you’re sure to find some incredible historical and cultural monuments to admire. However, the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore really takes the cake. Situated in the heart of Città Alta, this extraordinary structure built in the second half of the 12th century boasts some incredible architecture. No visit to the city would be complete without stopping by for a visit. Today, although the façade does not have a central entrance (due to its position next to the bishop’s palace), you can enter the complex from three doors. The grandest entrance is on the left side of the building, the door of the Red Lions, while the other two are the White Lion door and the Door of the Fountain, the latter by Pietro Isobello.
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