Church of S. Bernardino

Church of S. Bernardino

Description

Situated at the entrance of Bergamo’s most aristocratic road, this church was most likely built following the saint’s two visits to the city (1419-1422). Re-consecrated by the bishop in 1593, perhaps after a major restoration, it was decorated throughout the years.

Its neo-Gothic form was created between the nineteenth and twentieth century: a single space, punctuated by 5 bays, 3 of which are believed to be fifteenth-century, with a gabled facade. The altarpiece is the work of Lorenzo Lotto (1521) .

 

The church is managed by the Parish of Sant'Alessandro in Croce, and the visit is free thanks to the collaboration of the Touring Club Italiano volunteers.

 

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Situated at the entrance of Bergamo’s most aristocratic road, this church was most likely built following the saint’s two visits to the city (1419-1422). Re-consecrated by the bishop in 1593, perhaps after a major restoration, it was decorated throughout the years.

Its neo-Gothic form was created between the nineteenth and twentieth century: a single space, punctuated by 5 bays, 3 of which are believed to be fifteenth-century, with a gabled facade. The altarpiece is the work of Lorenzo Lotto (1521) .

 

The church is managed by the Parish of Sant'Alessandro in Croce, and the visit is free thanks to the collaboration of the Touring Club Italiano volunteers.

 

Accessibility

Getting there

180 metres away (Primax car park, via Verdi 23 / c): by law there are reserved parking spaces provided.

50-150 metres: bus stops line C and other lines (via Verdi, via San Giovanni); step height 16cm; bus equipped with manual platform.

Footpath from parking and bus stops: with short final uphill section (slope 8%); asphalt pavements and porphyry slabs; No tactile ground surface indicators.

Entering

Entry with 14cm step and subsequent 5cm internal threshold to go down; central doors of adequate width.

Visiting

Internal space is on level and walkable ground; presbytery preceded by 3 steps.

Visible works of art, possibility of switching on the lights for the Pala del Lotto.

There are no specific aids for the visually impaired.

Using the bathroom

There are no bathrooms.

Synthetic evaluation

O: accessible with a companion

/: accessible with a companion

 

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