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“discover Bolognese painters”

Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna
Ranked #30 of 346 things to do in Bologna
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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 remarkable -- and this is not a period of which I am especially fond, but this was a real discovery.

Date of experience: May 2018
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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 from Giotto thru to 20th century modern, more variety in the art, and the artists, then it's a disappointment.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank tbonjour
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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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ogi0
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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.

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank EUcivilization
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Reviewed 10 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 youare not allowed to take them in. Photography is allowed as long as there is no flash. I visited on Easter Monday and it was very quiet, no school groups. Worth checking opening times because it is usually closed on Mondays, but opening varies for public holidays.
Take a look at the ceiling in the main stair well as you go in. A work of art all by itself.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Christina E
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