Tempietto di Santa Croce

Bergamo, Italy

The Tempietto di Santa Croce is a small octagonal Romanesque chapel found in the upper city of Bergamo, near the Santa Maria Maggiore. The original building was constructed in the first half of the 11th century, though first documentation of the structure dates to 1133.



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Founded: 11th century
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Sid pelo Mundo (18 months ago)
Justamente atrás da Basílica de Santa Maria Maggiore se encontra este pequeno templo construído no século XI no estilo Romântico. Carrega muita história, é realmente um tesouro escondido na Città Alta e merece a atenção.
Andrea Mologni (2 years ago)
Semplicemente stupendo. Piccolo edificio in stile romanico a pianta circolare. Andrebbe aperto più spesso
Jesus Solero (2 years ago)
Esta pequeña capilla románica, de forma octogonal, se encuentra situada en la parte posterior de la Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. Tiene su origen en 1133, siendo su función la de servir como salón de la Curia, donde el obispo recibía las audiencias. En 1360 comienza a decorarse; un siglo después, parte de la estructura se convierte en subterránea, a causa de las obras de reorganización del obispado. El exterior se organiza en dos niveles, mientras que el interior, de planta cuadrangular, se encuentra decorado con frescos que representan la vida de Jesús, pintados por Cristoforo Baschenis el joven. Podremos ver la capilla por fuera cuando visitemos el Aula Picta; el interior es prácticamente imposible de visitar, ya que se encuentra cerrado, abriendo únicamente en ocasiones puntuales.
enrico corna (3 years ago)
Piccolo gioiello di architettura romanica lombarda a pianta circolare praticamente intatto.Ricorda molto il tempio di S.Tome' anch'esso in provincia di Bg.Recentemente ho potuto visitare l'interno che si compone di un'aula rotonda con affreschi su due registri.Quello inferiore del '500 racconta in 4 lunette la leggenda del rinvenimento della Santa croce.Quello superiore dell'800 rappresenta i simboli dei 4 Evangelisti con 4 padri della chiesa e angioletti con simboli liturgici.Infine nella cupola una Gloria di Dio Padre in cielo.Purtoppo è abbastanza raro trovarlo aperto.
Tim Bull (4 years ago)
Anyone know what it is? But I feel like it's a hidden Jem.
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