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Basilica di Santa Croce

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Address: Piazza Santa Croce 16, Florence, Italy
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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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Santa Croce Basilica and Opera del Duomo Complex Museum Entrance Tickets
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Entrance and Guided Tour of Santa Croce Basilica
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Galileo Galilei Private Science Tour

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With an amazing church on every corner, it's hard to decide which to see and church-overload is a real risk. So we hadn't planned on going to Santa Croce originally, but we were... read more

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Michigan, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

With an amazing church on every corner, it's hard to decide which to see and church-overload is a real risk. So we hadn't planned on going to Santa Croce originally, but we were in the neighborhood and and a little time so we figured, what the heck, let's give it a look-see. Well it was certainly more interesting than our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

How can you miss Michaelangelo's childhood church, and the one that he's buried in, along with Macchiavelli and Galileo? Michaelangelo's home is just two blocks away. The church is stunning; the largest Franciscan church in the world. It is beautiful inside, and the neighborhood is really fun as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So many smaller altars, as well as the beautiful main altar. This was a fascinating place to see. But what made it so unique was the tombs of some greats, as Michelangelo, Dante, Galileo, Machiavelli and others. There also is a Leather School near the gift shop - definitely worth seeing.

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Iconic enviroment. Amazing job with the video and the history through out the century. lifetime experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been to this church twice - in January and 10 years ago and I never cease to be amazed. Besides being a stunning church, especially the stained glass windows, it is the burial place of some of the most famous people from the renaissance, namely, Michelangelo and Galileo. I think it is a must see if visiting Florence.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The stained glass windows are second to none. And the outside area is so relaxing, Almost did not go here, and it is not the best looking building on the outside, but it is truly wonderful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed very near this stunning Church. No photograph can do it justice. A 15 euro ticket will buy entry to climb the Dome, the Chapel and museum. The museum is worth that fee alone for the Donatello Mary Magdalene statue. The climb to the Dome is narrow, and at times we stopped moving, waiting for two Alfa males to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Better on third visit - you see the detail more somehow At 8 euros not cheap but worth it Plenty to see

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The basilica seemed much quieter than the duomo but was every bit as interesting. Beautiful interiors with lovely frescoes. Lots of memorials to well known personalities - Michelangelo, Dante, etc. Well worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My reason for visiting this cathedral is that Michaelangelo is buried here,as is one of my scientific heroes,Galileo Galilei.You will remember him as the man who first discovered and stated that the earth moved around the sun..He was accused of heresy and punished by the scientific whiz kids of the Spanish Inquisition who believed the earth was the centre of... 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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