Ex Church of Sant’Agostino and Fara

Ex Church of Sant’Agostino and Fara

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The former monastery and the ex Church never changed their original purpose: they have been devoted to culture forever.

In fact, this monastic complex established in 1290 by the Eremitani Friars, which then passed to the Observant Friars in 1407 (both belonging to the Saint Augustine Order), soon became the seat of an important centre for religious and cultural research.

In 1647, it began to host the Accademia degli Eccitati, while in 1670 schools of philosophy and theology opened. Today, tradition goes on: the monastery currently houses a branch of Bergamo University, while the ex Church has ben recently restored and it is used as Lecture Hall.

The refurbishment restored the old glory of this ancient gem of Città Alta: from the outside, you can admire the gabled gothic façade in sandstone, along with the Nordic-style round arch entrance portal. Once you stepped inside, you will be amazed by the majestic wood coffered ceiling and by the medieval frescoed walls, enlightened by the wide windows.

Right in front of the ex Church of Sant’Agostino there is the Fara Lawn. When spring comes, this place gets full of people practicing sport, relaxing with friends and enjoying some fresh air. Would you like to join them?


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The former monastery and the ex Church never changed their original purpose: they have been devoted to culture forever.

In fact, this monastic complex established in 1290 by the Eremitani Friars, which then passed to the Observant Friars in 1407 (both belonging to the Saint Augustine Order), soon became the seat of an important centre for religious and cultural research.

In 1647, it began to host the Accademia degli Eccitati, while in 1670 schools of philosophy and theology opened. Today, tradition goes on: the monastery currently houses a branch of Bergamo University, while the ex Church has ben recently restored and it is used as Lecture Hall.

The refurbishment restored the old glory of this ancient gem of Città Alta: from the outside, you can admire the gabled gothic façade in sandstone, along with the Nordic-style round arch entrance portal. Once you stepped inside, you will be amazed by the majestic wood coffered ceiling and by the medieval frescoed walls, enlightened by the wide windows.

Right in front of the ex Church of Sant’Agostino there is the Fara Lawn. When spring comes, this place gets full of people practicing sport, relaxing with friends and enjoying some fresh air. Would you like to join them?