Accademia Carrara

Accademia Carrara, Bergamo: Hours, Address, Accademia Carrara Reviews: 4.5/5

Accademia Carrara
4.5
Art Galleries • Art Museums
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
The picture gallery of the Accademia Carrara, founded in 1796 by Giacomo Carrara, is considered to be the fruit of Italian collecting and one of the finest European art museum. Over six hundred artworks are on display in the museum, arranged in 28 rooms over two floors. They include masterpieces by Pisanello, Mantegna, Bellini, Botticelli, Raphael, Titian, Lotto, Moroni and other leading Italian painters, offering a journey through five centuries of Italian art history, from the beginning of the fifteenth to the end of the nineteenth century.
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1-2 hours
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Niina N
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Went to see Rembrandt, almost missed it
Sep. 2021 • Solo
The Rembrandt exhibition is no t worth the trip, there is just one teeny tiny painting which is hidden in badly lit closet, you will likely miss it anyway..if you like the rest of the paintings, then you should give it a chance..but not for Rembrandt
Written 10 September 2021
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debutant95
France137 contributions
Good size, good organization
Aug. 2021
Very nice museum with art from Renaissance until 19th century. I especially liked the organization, the explanations of the painting, making it for example much more understandable than Pinacoteca di Brera in Milano.
The size of this museum is big enough so that you have a lot to see (so, no doubt you will find something that you like) and not too big, so that you can make the visit in less than 2 hours, no risk of getting bored.
Written 16 August 2021
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Boris K
Tel Aviv, Israel150 contributions
Well-organized gallery
Jul. 2021
A human-size gallery containing a good collection of Italian paintings. Do not expect the level of Uffizi though, enjoy a rich collection of portraits by Giovanni Moroni and several good works by more known and less known painters. The gallery is well-organized, air-conditioned, so your visit will not be too tiring.
Written 26 July 2021
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy331 contributions
Not the Louvre, obviously, but a must-see
Oct. 2020
Art is one of the things I love most in my life. It makes me dream, relax, and gives me deep emotions. I grew up reading books about art history and watching documentaries on TV, plus, as an Italian, I’m really proud of our rich heritage envied by several countries in the world.
I visited Accademia Carrara back in October 2016, when my university experience in Bergamo (my grandmother and my mother’s hometown, by the way) was just at its beginning, and I was astonished of being in such a breathtaking and stimulating place. Definitely recommended during a Bergamo holiday!
Written 24 June 2021
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Kate Y
Dundee, Scotland122 contributions
Fantastic gallery
Jan. 2020
Really enjoyed our visit to this wonderful gallery. Notice boards in all of the rooms guide the visitor through centuries of art, mainly of religious subjects, but also many portraits and other scenes. If you want to come and go, staff are quite happy for you to do that so long as you hold onto your ticket.
Written 13 January 2020
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ParoleAnima
Milan, Italy275 contributions
an undervalued treasure
Oct. 2019
The Pinacoteca Accademia Carrara contains an astonishing collection of paintings from the 14th to the 18th centuries, among the important in Italy, and includes masterpieces from Mantegna, Bellini, Raffaello, and Canaletto. Some of the more modern works reflect the macchiaioli, such as those of Giuseppe Pillizza da Volpeda. The Accademia has almost 1,800 paintings in all, plus 134 sculptures, almost 3,000 drawings, 7,500 prints, and about 1,200 coins and medals from ancient Greece to the 18th century. They are housed in a handsome 18th century edifice built as an art school with a pinacoteca (museum) on the upper floor. When the latter grew too big, the school moved out and the whole building became a museum.
It was thoughtfully renovated some years ago and re-opened in 2015 as a well-organized, well-lit, well-maintained museum, with collections arranged chronologically and divided by schools of art. Too bad for the museum that almost nobody comes, but that works to the great advantage of art lovers who do.
Written 16 November 2019
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TrvlAdvntr
Seattle, WA63 contributions
Review Italian Painting from the Renaissance to the late 19th century
Nov. 2019
The permanent exhibit in the Accademia Carrara are artists who painted from the Renaissance to the late 19th century. The artists are mostly from the region around Bergamo, or who worked in/visited Bergamo.The majority of the collection was put together by private collectors who donated works: Giacomo Carrara (1796), Guglielmo Lochis (1866), Giovanni Morelli (1891) and, most recently, Federico Zeri (1998). There are several masterpieces in the collection, but not likely ones you've seen. There are several painters I hadn't seen before, but whose work was amazing and seemed to rival their more famous colleagues. There is an entry fee.
Written 2 November 2019
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elmila
Stuttgart, Germany406 contributions
We were disappointed
Oct. 2019
We felt cheated. The pictures shown are nice, but not worth the price. The entrance cost us 12 euros per person. In larger and better museums (London, for example), admission is mostly free and the experience better.
Maybe we should have informed ourselves a bit better. Too bad.
Written 14 October 2019
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amoamore
Victoria, Canada40 contributions
unexpected splendor
Sep. 2019
the Accademia Carrara has an excellent collection which is attractively displayed in it's lovely home. it's a major collection in a relatively small city
Written 3 October 2019
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Wisconsincheese
Fort Atkinson, WI164 contributions
Must see for Bergamo art history
Sep. 2019
We traveled down the funiculore from the Old City and then took a taxi to the Accademia Carrara. The self-guided tour provided wonderful background on Bergamo artists and the local citizens that supported the creation of this facility .
Written 24 September 2019
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Accademia Carrara is open:
  • Sun - Mon 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed - Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 8:30 pm