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Basilica di Santa Croce

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Address: Piazza Santa Croce 16, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 246 6105
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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This is the richest medieval church in Florence, which features frescoes by...

This is the richest medieval church in Florence, which features frescoes by Giotto, a chapel by Brunelleschi and one of the finest of all early Renaissance tombs.

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Beautiful church!

Santa Croce is an amazing church. Some of the great churches in Florence are great but not spectacular. Santa Croce is just that. It's a beautiful and enormous church and to the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Santa Croce is an amazing church. Some of the great churches in Florence are great but not spectacular. Santa Croce is just that. It's a beautiful and enormous church and to the side is the amazing Pazzi Chapel. I recommend a visit there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So beautiful inside and out, well worth visiting for the amazing architecture and tombs. November was a perfect time to travel, great weather, low crowds. We didn't have to wait.

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Another beautiful building which unfortunately we could not enter , but still lovely to look at & admire

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This large church and its attendant cloisters and chapels was once an important place for Christians from all over, but is now mostly a cultural artifact with the odd Mass. The architecture is impressive, the scale of the whole complex great, and the tombs and monuments to many of Italy's most important cultural heroes quite interesting. Santa Croce is in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It always amazes me that a small city such as Florence could produce so many world class minds: Michelangelo, Gallileo, Machiavelli, Dante, etc. One of my standard reasons for every visit is to say a brief prayer of thanks for these men. By the way, after you have finished looking at the tombs, you can go see the adjacent Pazzi... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There are lots of churches in Italy but this is a must see. The Renaissance glitterati are all buried here: Michelangelo, Gallileo, Machiavelli, Dante, Brunelleschi, Ghiberti and Rossini! Art work inside is amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This basilica (church) should be number one on everyone's list when visting Florence. Many famous Italians are buried here (Galileo, Michelangelo, Dante, Donatello, etc.) Almost all of the original cloister buildings are still there and intact. There is much more to see here than at the Duomo. I would recommend this attraction as either the number one or number two... More 

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On my last day in Florence, I decided to visit this Basilica and I'm so glad I did. The inside of the cathedral is just breathtaking and peaceful. The fee was 8 euros but definitely worth it.

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A must see for Florence. The basilica by itself is amazing. Adding to this are the tombs of Galileo and Michelangelo. I would recommend this as one of the most important attractions of Florence.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Basillica is not nearly as ornate as the Duomo, but I found it to be a fascinating experience to see the mausoleums of some of the most famous names in Italian history. And memorials to many others who are not actually buried here.

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Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night. Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the Central National Library. As a hub for young people, the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated by songs and dances.
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