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Museo di San Marco

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Address: Piazza San Marco, Florence, Italy
Phone Number:
39 55 238 8608
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Mon - Fri 08:15 - 13:15
Sat 08:15 - 16:15
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Opened to the public in 1869, this museum houses the largest collection of...

Opened to the public in 1869, this museum houses the largest collection of sacred art in Florence including a sweeping fresco by Giovanni Antonio Sogliani and a superb collection of works by Mariotto Albertinelli.

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Less Visited Museum, Tranquil Atmosphere

This museum, while not as famous or well known as some of the others in Florence, was a welcome relief for our family, who needed a break from the throngs of people and long... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum, while not as famous or well known as some of the others in Florence, was a welcome relief for our family, who needed a break from the throngs of people and long lines. The courtyard offered a pleasant place to sit and relax, and the collection, while not exceptional, made for an enjoyable afternoon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not usually a huge fan of religious art but this is astonishing! So beautiful. Also interesting exhibition of missles.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

In these extensive cloisters, Fra Angelico painted frescoes in each monk's cell. It is rather amazing that this complex is so well preserved. As you walk along seeing small room after room, it does get a bit repetitive, but it also gives such a clear picture of how these monks actually lived. A treat to step back in time. His... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We never miss the Fra' Angelicos when in Firenze. They are beautiful, unique and (we at least) you can never tire of the work, and its location. They are a short walk from the Accademia. AND WORTH THE WALK.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you study, or merely enjoy, Art History, this place is a must-see. Fra Angelico decorated each monk's cell with a different fresco derived from the New Testament. This visit provides you with a wonderful opportunity to see these superb, beautiful frescoes. Not to be missed.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit.There are students who will give free guides of the building.Entrance fee reasonable and no need to pre-book.Lots of frescos but sadly most labelling was in Italian only.Allow 60-90mins

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church is a bit off the beaten track but well worth a visit to see the wonderfully restrained and harmonious wall frescos by Fra Angelico on the walls of the monks' cells. Some other really goods stuff too such as medieval music manuscripts.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to Florence at least 5 times but have never been here before. Only open in the mornings till 1:30 but the visit to the Museum and the monks cells where there are frescos in each cell was superb. Use the Florence Card to walk right in. The former hospital wing has a collection of his tabernacles and... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

San Marco museum is famous to see all ancient paintings with all colors, A nice piazza around the Museum makes you happy.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very interesting place, not just for its art work, frescoes but also for the way it is lashed out. The second floor with a fresco in each of the monks rooms, was very interesting. To see where these individuals lived was pretty amazing especially when e compare it to today's rooms. You don't usually get to see... More 

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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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