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Accademia Gallery

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Address: Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, 50122, Florence, Italy
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08:00 - 18:30
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Tue - Sun 08:00 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Europe's first school of drawing, this museum of art is chiefly famous for...

Europe's first school of drawing, this museum of art is chiefly famous for its several sculptures by Michelangelo, notably his David, in addition to an extensive collection of 15th- and 16th-century paintings.

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A must see

This is a must visit to see the Statue of David. The Accademia Gallery is a place you can stroll through leisurely. The audio guide tour is nice if you want the explanation of... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This is a must visit to see the Statue of David. The Accademia Gallery is a place you can stroll through leisurely. The audio guide tour is nice if you want the explanation of the paintings and statues. I do recommend purchasing the "skip the line" tickets. The lines can be very long.

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Thank KBonar
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

All the great things you have seen in your life cannot compare to Michelangelo's David. There are no words, period! You must see him.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Michelangelo's David is by far the centerpiece of this exhibit, however, where else can you see a rare Stradivarius violin, and probably the first piano. Dont even get me started on the paintings and art work. this is a must see, and also you should get a guided tour. Learn a little detail about what you are seeing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Be sure and purchase your entry tickets in advance. You will need to stop by the actual ticket office (across street from gallery entrance) to obtain printed ticket. Expect a lot of people and noise. However, the beauty of the pictures, sculptures and objects are so breathtaking that you won't even hear the noise. The original DAVID is housed in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Some things in life are a must see. Sometimes those must see can disappoint. This is not one of those times. It was quite crowded but what can you expect in summer. Very glad I got to go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really a must visit, being in Florence. Besides Michealangelo's David, you can also find few other Michealangelo's amazing works and more Renaissance masterpieces. Highly recommended, truly amazing!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice small museum where you get to see the copies of different well known artist and sculptures, cheap, silent and relaxed once inside. I would recommend a short fast visit to this place who has alot more to offer in art then the things I stated

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Accademia gallery, with Michelangelo's illustrious "David", is a must-see stop on any Florentine travelers trip. The museum also houses a famous painting of the Madonna and Child on the second floor. To fully appreciate the David, one must see it in person.

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The only centerpiece was David. Get there at 8 am to avoid crowds. The David is of course breath taking.

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Apart from the eponymous statue, there's not really that much to see at the Accademia. Having said that, the statue of David is truly incredible. We hadn't realised quite how big it is!

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San Marco
The pleasant atmosphere of this residential area, a stone’s throw away from the Duomo of Florence, surprises everyone. A continuous flow of backpacking students provides the tranquil surroundings for the elderly residents who sit in Piazza San Marco to read the daily newspaper. Home to several universities, including the Academy of Fine Arts, San Marco is one of the most vibrant cultural centers in the city. A bridge connecting the modern cultural activity of Florence to its classic art, represented by the everlasting magnificence of the original David, resonates as a symbol of Florence and of Italy as a whole. Get lost in a Neoclassic world, a journey back in time through historic buildings like Spedale degli Innocenti (Hospital of the Innocents), San Marco church, Basilica della Santissima Annunziata, and natural jewels like the Botanical Gardens.
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