Both the church and the cloister of Sant’Agostino – in Bergamo - forms part of a collection of monumental buildings dating back to the Middle Age, located right after the Sant’Agostino Gate, the access to the Upper Town. It represents a fine example of the Gothic style in Italy, one of the numerous exciting beauties of Bergamo.
The story of this monumental site is fascinating, indeed. It was built by the Eremitani friars in the late XIII Century and stayed active till the Napoleonic period, when the church was deconsecrated and the common spaces were turned into a barracks. During the following centuries, both church and cloister has been used as warehouse, prison and – in recent times – as the location for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of Bergamo University. Exploring these places is really like walking across the history of our town.
Today Sant’Agostino has been completely restored and you have the opportunity to admire it in all its glory: great windows, majestic arches and wonderful frescos.
You can get to Sant’Agostino Cloister walking along the town’s walls, or taking the bus number 1 and number 3.