Basilica di San Lorenzo
Basilica di San Lorenzo
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Religious SitesArt MuseumsChurches & Cathedrals
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Dating back to before 400 AD, this church is the oldest existing religious structure in the city.
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Address
Neighbourhood: Florence Historic Center
How to get there
  • Alamanni-Stazione Santa Maria Novella • 9 min walk
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles1,125 reviews
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Very good
423
Average
155
Poor
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Terrible
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kmtrixi
Oshawa, Canada109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
I love visiting churches especially in Italy. Each one is unique and the architure is breath taking. There is a minimal cost to enter but it is worth it.
Written 8 June 2024
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Coopper29
Guildford, UK611 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
A very fine Basilica, although not the most decorated it is still worth a visit, the ceiling is worth a few photos. It is a very tranquil place after the crowds of the city.
Written 5 April 2024
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Antonio Q
Cluj-Napoca, Romania208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Beautyful church with classic arhitecture. Located on the way to the Medici Chapel. If you like medieval buildings you will love this one.
Written 23 March 2024
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brat0029
North Mankato, MN232 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
The Basilica di San Lorenzo has some truly amazing sculptures and art from Italian masters. It's a large complex and also is the burial place for Dontatello and Cosimo.
Written 24 February 2024
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Kai C
Half Moon Bay, CA1,255 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
The basilica hosts the Medici Chapel (made by Michelangelo for Giuliano di Medici and Lorenzo, the Duke of Urbino) which represents one of the pinnacles of Western art. Statues of Day, Dawn, Dusk and Night, Madonna and Child... you feel you are in the presence of genius.
Written 14 January 2024
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GAR
882 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
I think this church is worth a visit especially for those interested in history, but it is less grand than most of Florence’s most famous buildings
Written 21 August 2023
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Myra M
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Forget the church and go straight to the Medici Chapel with all the famous and ornate Medici family tombs. Worth every penny of admission. If you like church interiors with lots of colored marble and gold embellishment throughout, you will not be disappointed. Even the floors are breathtaking. Also, don't miss the room filled with super-ornate relequaries behind glass cases. We spent at least 40 minutes studying all the details worked into each piece. They charge another admission for this area, but how often do you get to Florence to see Italian masterpieces?
Written 23 July 2023
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George S
Miami Beach, FL1,616 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
The church has a very simple, unattractive facade and it’s interior is just average. However it is historic and rumored to be the oldest church in Florence and the parish church of the Medicis. Cosimo is buried there. There are some works by very famous artists including Donatello (pulpits, choir loft and sculptures) Brunelleschi’s Sacristy, and works by Bronzino, Lippi, Verrocchio et al. There is also a garden and cloisters attached. Admission is Euros 9. Quite high. Pls note that the marvelous Medici Chapel is another separate building albeit attached with another admission fee. The latter is preferred!
Written 14 July 2023
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Kenneth E
Erwin, TN630 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
We had the Firenze card, so we went. I would have been irritated if paid €9 to get in. The church is plain on inside. I get the historical significance, but the price is too high. If you have a firenze card and have time, then go in.
Written 10 May 2023
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Karina C
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
I could barely hear the guide. We all had the volume to max and you could barely hear her. She didn’t know the best way to use the microphone. We kept telling her to put it in front of her mouth and even when she did. It was very hard to hear. They need better equipment specially when there are so many people visiting St. Peter.
Written 6 May 2023
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