The most important church in Bergamo
Bergamo Cathedral stands on its namesake Piazza Duomo, near the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, and together the two churches constitute the most famous and visited religious complex in upper Bergamo. Dedicated to Saint Alexander of Bergamo, the cathedral features an elegant neoclassical façade of white Botticino marble.
It houses treasures of inestimable value, including paintings by Andrea Previtali, Giovan Battista Moroni and Tiepolo. On the high altar, an urn holds the remains of Saint Alexander, martyr and patron saint of Bergamo.
But the most significant relic in the Cathedral is, without a doubt, the Tiara of Pope John XXIII, made of gold by Attilio Nani and adorned with diamonds, pearls and precious stones.
To retrace the history of the cathedral, we recommend visiting the archaeological area beneath the church that dates back to the early Christian period.