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Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele

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Address: Via Arte della Lana 1/Via de' Calzaiuoli, Florence, Italy
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This extraordinary structure testifies to the historic evolution of the...

This extraordinary structure testifies to the historic evolution of the city, which once served as a granary in the gardens of the Sisters of San Michele during Florence's mercantile period.

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Very Interesting place to visit

The history of this place is very interesting and certainly worth a visit. You need to climb steps so be prepared. I find all these places interesting with their history and the... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2016
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 9 March 2016

The history of this place is very interesting and certainly worth a visit. You need to climb steps so be prepared. I find all these places interesting with their history and the fact that the people of Florence care enough to keep these places in good condition.

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Menlo Park, CA
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Reviewed 19 February 2016

The Orsanmichele church is interesting enough with its beautiful altar and the statuary (some original) by the Florentine masters on the outside. One can't overstate the significance of this place in the operation of late-medieval and renaissance Florence. However, if you visit on Mondays you can go upstairs and see the original statues up close. This is free due to... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

This Gothic church began as pavilion where grain was sold and eventually enclosed to become a church with grain stored on two upper floors. Most notably is the 14th century Madonna and Child in situ which is rare and a pleasant change from seeing these pieces in museums. The painting is well lit and deserves contemplation. Interesting also are the... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 11 February 2016

Interesting 3 storeys high church which history informed us was previously a church kitchen, then a grain market storage. The facades have statues of patron saints tho they are only copies with the real ones in museum.

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Jakarta
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Reviewed 10 February 2016

You may have a little difficuty finding it around the Piazza Republica Area since the building is not as big as the cathedral or basilica. However, since it was smaller, it was also more quiet. I had peace in praying here

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San Gwann, Malta
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Reviewed 25 January 2016

All the statues outside Orsanmichele are copies. To see the originals you must enter the church - worth a visit in its own right - and go up an old but long flight of steps to the first floor. There you will see very close the original statues by Ghiberti, Verrochio and Donatello just to mention some (St George of... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 20 January 2016

You will surely pass by Orsanmichele on your way from Florence's Duomo to Piazza della Signoria or vice-versa. Try not to miss it. Its four facades covered with well-known Renaissance artits sculptures (nowadays, most are copies) will make you think of an old guild building rather than in a church... but it is. And what a church! Besides its elegant... More 

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Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 6 January 2016

This church is gorgeous inside and out. Inside is the breathtaking Gothic altarpiece constructed in marble. The outside statues are fakes, but you can see the real ones in the museum above the church. Wonderful views there so take your camera!

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Reviewed 1 January 2016

deceptively 'simple' but then, when you look closely at the statues on the walls facing a busy central street, you see expressive beauty in stone that is unbelievable the interior of the church is simple ... I hear the museum itself across the street is full of wonderful things but we did not go this time.

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Reviewed 27 December 2015

On Monday the upper floors are open, and you can see most of the original statues. FYI the ones outside are copies. The top floor offers splendid views of the center. The Church itself is wonderful as well. Don't use a flash with your camera, the guard will yell at you.

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