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Basilica di San Lorenzo

Piazza di San Lorenzo 9, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 216634
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Dating back to before 400 AD, this church is the oldest existing religious structure in the city.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Piazza di San Lorenzo 9, 50123, Florence, Italy
San Lorenzo
+39 055 216634
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are some great shops around this area, but the Basilica di San Lorenzo is a dominating feature.

Thank CodyMav
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As somebody with a passion for history, this was a must for me and I was not disappointed. Simply to be in the burial place of those Medici Grand Dukes was awesome in itself, but also seeing the tomb of Lorenzo the Magnificent, with its...More

Thank stephen h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place, just to imagine it was build around the 3th century it is unbelievable, take a look inside and remember the library next door

Thank Francis V
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit. Unfortunately we couldn't visit Museo del Tesoro because was closed but we didn't get a price deduction for that. That's why the lower star rating.

Thank Adis0n
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Not much to look at one the outside , especially as the bell tower was covered in sheeting and scaffolding , much better inside

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We went to the Basilica di San Lorenzo thinking it was synonymous with the Medici Chapel, which it is not. We were confused because there are Medicis buried under the Basilica, however their crypt is very minimalist and most is closed to the public. In...More

Thank mmmuffins
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We’d just been to San Marco and the Mercato Centrale so went in here, too. It’s ok; not perhaps as stunning as other sites in Florence but nevertheless has some impressive art works and is a calm and peaceful respite from the crowds outside. If...More

Thank JCC_ptk
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Admission was included in our Firenze card. I was disappointed Michelangelo's Laurentian Library was not open. The guide said it should open in a month or so. A free guide is included in the price of admission. Inside the church are works by Brunelleschi and...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

My wife and I spent an hour around the Basilica while visiting Florence, it was quiet interesting with some lovely pieces of sculptures to admire. Worth the small entry cost to see sculptures you will not fine any where else.

Thank billmoffat2005
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

The one thing over 200 visits to European churches has done is that it has made me appreciate the wealth and influence the Roman Catholic Church possessed from early Middle Ages to at least 1800's. This large church is no exception. Countless works of art...More

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San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo’s lively merchants shout out from behind
stalls with an array of products in one of the most
traditional neighborhoods in Florence. Different
ethnic groups join together in the large outdoor
market of San Lorenzo and in the Central Market, a
vast multi-floored building. Visitors are bound to
fall in love with this area and in particular, with
its variety of food, especially those focusing on
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Response from Julien K | Reviewed this property |
I visited it in July so I'm pretty (although not 100%) sure I was wearing shorts (to the knees).
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