Museum and Treasure of the Cathedral, Bergamo
In the basement halls of the Cathedral of St. Alessandro there is the Museum and Treasure of the Cathedral in Bergamo (Museo e Tesoro della Cattedrale). Visiting the museum allows you to study history from the Roman quarter of the 4th century BC, through the cathedral of San Vincenzo, which was erected in the 5th century, and to our days. There is also a treasury where you can get acquainted with precious historical relics of art and liturgy.
Exhibits of the museum
The Museum and Treasure of the Cathedral offers visitors to touch their history. Here you can see:
- traces of prehistoric settlements;
- the ruins of Roman domus;
- fragments of the mosaic floor of the 6th century;
- frescoes of the 13th century;
- precious religious relics.
History of the museum
In 2004, works were carried out to repair communications in the basement halls of the Cattedrale di Sant'Alessandro. It was then that artifacts that date back to the 10th century BC and 16th century AD were discovered here. The Diocese of Bergamo decided to open a museum in order to tell the history of the cathedral, to show what buildings were in this place in the past, to open the fate of the early Christian cathedral of San Vincenzo.
The Museum and Treasure of the Cathedral opened its doors for visitors in 2012.
How to get there
You can get to the Museum and Treasure of the Cathedral in Bergamo by bus № 1. Nearby there is the Viale delle Mura vicolo Bettani stop.
Opening hours: the museum is open to visitors from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30 to 18:30. However, the entrance closes at 18:00. From 13:00 to 14:00 the museum is closed for a break. Monday is a day off.
The entrance ticket costs 5 euros. With it you can also get to the Museo Adriano Bernareggi. Data of January 2018.