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Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna

Via delle Belle Arti 56, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 420 9406
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A must-see for Art lovers

This is by far the best collection of religious art I have seen anywhere. The works are well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
malojakiwi
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Auckland
Interesting museum

Pinacoteca Nazionale was an interesting, well curated museum. Great collection of art from various... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
loyalredsoxfan
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Somerset, New Jersey
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Via delle Belle Arti 56, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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+39 051 420 9406
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is by far the best collection of religious art I have seen anywhere. The works are well displayed in spacious rooms and they are exquisite. We went late in the afternoon and had most of the rooms to ourselves. One of the highlights of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pinacoteca Nazionale was an interesting, well curated museum. Great collection of art from various centuries. Well worth the time spent there

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Reviewed 14 June 2018

If you are looking for paintings by famous artists, you will probably be disappointed. But if you are willing to explore art by less renowned artists, you will be well rewarded. The medieval section is particularly spectacular, though the late 16th century mannerists are also...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Has an extensive collection of Bolognese church art from Giotto to Reni.Which is the strength, and weakness of the gallery. With so much of it , over 40 rooms, many works are quite average. And if you prefer a more balanced art gallery, with art...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Extremely rich art museum, dedicated mainly to local masters. Much of the museum is dedicated to local pre-Renaissance religious art. However, there are works by some of the great Renaissance masters. Definitely worth seeing.

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

A reasonable collection of nice tryptichs, icons, religious art...well worth seeing it although the size of the collection hardly justifies the ever increasing entrance ticket.

3  Thank EUcivilization
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

It was about 7 Euro to get in but definitely worth it. A really good variety and range of paintings arranged more or less chronologically. Loved the Guerchinos in particular. The museum itself is air conditioned in places. There are lockers for large bags as...More

Thank Christina E
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Before visiting, I should really have researched better what was in this art gallery. Because for me, this was an overdose of religious art, and we had already visited a number of churches with impressive art in-situ. It is all quality stuff, I just don't...More

1  Thank Ruth R
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

The building is carefully climate controlled to preserve these art pieces.It is located right next to the university's art school, so students have easy access. Highlights of the collection for me included A Giotto polyptych and Raphael's Ecstasy of Santa Cecelia,

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

This place sounds as if it'll be better than it is. You hear they have Giotto and El Greco... but there's one Giotto, and it looked to me like it was done before Giotto developed the genius that made him revolutionise painting. Likewise the El...More

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