The National Art Gallery of Bologna (Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna) is a museum in Bologna, Italy. It is located in the former Saint Ignatius Jesuit novitiate of the city's University district, and inside the same building that houses the Academy of Fine Arts. The museum offers a wide collection of Emilian paintings from the 13th to the 18th century and other fundamental works by artists who were in some way related to the city.
According to 18th-century Italian art historian Luigi Crespi, it was cardinal Prospero Lambertini, who would later become Pope Benedict XIV, the one who planned a Gallery for altarpieces in the churches of the city.
|Tuesday||8:30 AM – 1:30 PM|
|Wednesday||8:30 AM – 1:30 PM|
|Thursday||1:45 – 7:30 PM|
|Friday||1:45 – 7:30 PM|
|Saturday||1:45 – 7:30 PM|
|Sunday||1:45 – 7:30 PM|
Coco Noisette | May 30, 2018
Entrance ticket was 7€ but it gives access to this gallery and another fresco palace which was 10 minutes of walk from here, reduced ticket price only for students from the EU. Rich collection, nicely placed in order, easy to look at and there are chairs in most rooms for tired people. But there were very few descriptions, it was a little hard to understand everything without context. Great rooms to appreciate paintings on a big scale, the way the display them gives you a chance to see everything from all angles.
Ognian Dimitrov | May 13, 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.
Jane Smith | Jul 14, 2018
An incredibly extensive collection of Renaissance Art. Well worth a visit.
chris james | Jan 3, 2018
Superb collection of exquisite 13th-18th paintings Lovely quiet space. One of the best collections in Italy and all can be seen in 2hours. Was there an audio guide? Didn't seem to see one available but if there is one, I'd recommend taking it as the info for each picture or room is minimal.
Alma Egan | Sep 20, 2017
Interesting and beautiful works of art but poorly curated in a dated style. Amazing examples of frescoes. Would benefit from updated facilities such as information panels, bookshop, cafe and credit card machine. They don't have info in English to tell you but you can re-enter during the day and also visit a second gallery
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