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Basilica di Santa Croce

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Address: Piazza Santa Croce 16, Florence, Italy
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+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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US$ 32.15*
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Santa Croce Basilica and Opera del Duomo Complex Museum Entrance Tickets
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US$ 46.15*
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Entrance and Guided Tour of Santa Croce Basilica
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US$ 97.82*
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Galileo Galilei Private Science Tour

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A real Gem!

The Basilica is a visit obliged when once visit Florence. Not only because Mikelangelo is buried there or to see the remains of the Cimabue Christ but also because is a real Gem... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Basilica is a visit obliged when once visit Florence. Not only because Mikelangelo is buried there or to see the remains of the Cimabue Christ but also because is a real Gem, in spite of that you do not have to queue to much to get there and is extremely easy to see each tomb paint and monument within... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is not your usual church. There is so much history with many famous people buried in the church. There is a lit to see in and around the church. Book tickets on line to lengthy ques.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I just love walking around this Church and seeing the tombs/memorials to the famous men that are buried there including Galileo, Machiavelli, and Michelangelo

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They charge you to go in so I didn't pay. But if you do just make sure it is open certain hours and dress respectfully.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We thought this was better than the duoma. Inside was wonderful. So much to see. It's also bigger than we thought.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Again a very interesting place steeped in history and religious objects. Worth a visit just to look inside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a must visit church, if just to see the stunning tombs inside. It has the very ornate tombs of Michelangelo and Galileo. It also has the tomb built for Dante but his body was never returned here for burial. It is also stunning for the architecture. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit just to see such an expansive building that was built so many years ago, Not too expensive either, about 8 euros per adult. Very interesting place!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

(Traveled August 2015) I visited here with my wife while we were in Florence. The inside is just as beautiful as the outside. It was completed in the late 1300s and many famous Italians are buried here including Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei, Machiavelli and Gioachino Rossini just to name a few. It is a must do when visiting Florence to pay... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a must see in Florence. Allow at least two hours to view the amazing works of art, the museum and the individual memorials to the Galileo, Dante, Machiavelli, Michelangelo, Charlotte and many more.

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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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