Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
4.5
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
About
Also known as OPA, the art museum's collection consists over of 750 artworks including many originals taken from the Duomo and Baptistery for conservation.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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  • SMLikestoTravel
    Bengaluru, India391 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went to see the gates of paradise, and saw much more
    Excellent museum covered under the Ghiberti Pass. There is so much to see and take in. We went here primarily to see the original Gates of Paradise by Ghiberti but ended up spending a couple of hours taking in everything else here. Many original works from the Duomo and Baptistery are here now . Also fascinating to see the architectural models of the Duomo
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written October 15, 2023
  • GoingGuide
    Nottingham, United Kingdom1,982 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do while in Florence
    Fabulous place to explore to find out about how Il Duomo came to be such an amazing cathedral. It takes you through a fascinating story of how the design changed through the centuries and how each separate design was achieved in its construction. The museum has kept the original parts, such as carvings, statues and pieces of artwork, of the designs that were changed. Many other artefacts, such as priests' vestments and silverware, are also kept, plus the smazing doors that used to be part of the cathedral. Overall, this impressive display can take a good few hours to look through in order to take in the amazing awe and wonder it portrays. Well worth a visit.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 25, 2023
  • Hany G
    Bakersfield, California1,821 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go to the museum!
    It was included in the tickets that we had for the baptistery. The museum is really worth the visit. Besides the artifacts, it has the modes for the cathedral and the original doors of the baptistry. It also had a fragment of jaw of John the Baptist and one of his fingers.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 24, 2024
  • tosl
    Jersey City, New Jersey876 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great museum without the crowds
    This is where one sees all the artwork from the Duomo yet it is not crowded. They have reorganized the museum and it has gotten even better. This is still my favorite museum in Florence and always find the time to stop in when I am here. Like the Bargello, a surprising hidden gem.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written April 4, 2024
  • Kurt C
    Malta25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An underrated spot in Florence
    I visited this museum for the first time and I was impressed by the majestic features and work of art that it contains. Since it was newly refurbished (if I'm not mistaken), this museum is attracting more tourists. This museum is surely a must for everyone visiting Florence for historical purposes. It also hosts the Pieta by Michelangelo (not the one in the Vatican). I strongly suggest that people visit this museum. You can buy tickets online beforehand, despite museum not being crowded in the morning.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written June 12, 2024
  • c k
    33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely fascinating collection - one of our favorites!
    This was one of our favorite museums during trip to Florence. Seeing the façade as it was originally designed including the sculptures by the 'masters' - was priceless. Michelangelo's The Pietà and the poem he penned at this later stage in life... is almost overwhelming. My husband the engineer loved the building tools/methods on display that were used to build the Duomo.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written June 25, 2024
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c k
Dallas TX33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This was one of our favorite museums during trip to Florence. Seeing the façade as it was originally designed including the sculptures by the 'masters' - was priceless. Michelangelo's The Pietà and the poem he penned at this later stage in life... is almost overwhelming. My husband the engineer loved the building tools/methods on display that were used to build the Duomo.
Written June 25, 2024
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Kurt C
Malta25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
I visited this museum for the first time and I was impressed by the majestic features and work of art that it contains. Since it was newly refurbished (if I'm not mistaken), this museum is attracting more tourists. This museum is surely a must for everyone visiting Florence for historical purposes. It also hosts the Pieta by Michelangelo (not the one in the Vatican). I strongly suggest that people visit this museum. You can buy tickets online beforehand, despite museum not being crowded in the morning.
Written June 12, 2024
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tosl
Jersey City, NJ876 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This is where one sees all the artwork from the Duomo yet it is not crowded. They have reorganized the museum and it has gotten even better. This is still my favorite museum in Florence and always find the time to stop in when I am here. Like the Bargello, a surprising hidden gem.
Written April 4, 2024
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Hany G
Bakersfield, CA1,821 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
It was included in the tickets that we had for the baptistery. The museum is really worth the visit. Besides the artifacts, it has the modes for the cathedral and the original doors of the baptistry. It also had a fragment of jaw of John the Baptist and one of his fingers.
Written March 24, 2024
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brat0029
North Mankato, MN232 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
I think this was my favorite place in Florence. The number of great pieces was simply outstanding. It has several pieces by Donatello, including a wooden sculpture of Mary Magdalene.
Written February 24, 2024
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Herbert C
1,492 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The Museo dell'Opera del Duomo is part of the monumental complex of Santa Maria del Fiore, which also includes the cathedral, bell tower and baptistery, and purchase of any of the monuments passes will also allow access to the museum. Translated in English as Museum of the Works of the Cathedral, the museum is literally just that - a museum containing many of the original works of art created for the Florence Cathedral, Baptistery and Giotto's Campanile. Most of the original sculptures by great Renaissance masters such as Michelangelo, Donatello and Ghiberti have been removed from these buildings (replaced by replica pieces) and transferred to the museum. With more than 750 works of art spanning 7 centuries being preserved in 6000 sq metres of space structured in 28 rooms over 3 floors of the museum, you would need at least half a day to pore through the entire exhibits, starting at the splendid Hall of Paradise. If time is short, then proceed straight to the highlights of the museum, ie. "Gates of Paradise” by Ghiberti, “The Pieta" by Michelangelo, and Donatello's wood "Penitent Magdalene". With such a fine collection of art, sculptures and artifacts, it is no wonder that this museum is often touted as one of the most important museums in the world, both for the number of important artworks housed inside as well as its outstanding value to humanity in epitomising the spirit of Florence as the cradle of Renaissance.
Written February 19, 2024
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Tom D
8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Previous review was somehow removed, presumably as they disliked the one star. Had a horrible experience here. The museum is fine but the security staff at the front entrance physically assaulted my one year old child when he got stuck in the turnstiles and then screamed at us at the top of his lungs. Honestly they are lucky we did not get the police involved. Couldn't reccommend this place to a soul.
Written January 6, 2024
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Susan D
connecticut879 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Nice museum. I probably went too fast. You'll like it if you want to learn more about the architecture. Visit the cafe.
Written December 11, 2023
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GoingGuide
Nottingham, UK1,982 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Fabulous place to explore to find out about how Il Duomo came to be such an amazing cathedral. It takes you through a fascinating story of how the design changed through the centuries and how each separate design was achieved in its construction. The museum has kept the original parts, such as carvings, statues and pieces of artwork, of the designs that were changed. Many other artefacts, such as priests' vestments and silverware, are also kept, plus the smazing doors that used to be part of the cathedral. Overall, this impressive display can take a good few hours to look through in order to take in the amazing awe and wonder it portrays. Well worth a visit.
Written October 25, 2023
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Sue M
London, UK58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
I went here at the end of 8 busy days in Florence, so feel I was a little 'arted out' to do it justice. I am definitely going back again! I had been before quite some years ago and from memory it was rather dark. The jewel in its crown (in my view) - a Michelangelo Pieta - was in those days in a rather dim room with other works and not really lit, so you could almost miss it. Fast forward to 2023 and this is now in a space on its own, beautifully lit and with a bench in front of it so that you can sit and wonder at it. This is a small example of how lovely the museum is now and how beautifully and thoughtfully refurbished it is. It has amazing art works -the original doors to the baptistry by Ghiberti, Donatello's 'Penitent Magdalene' and so much more - as well as statues and other works from the Duomo/Cathedral itself - all, to my mind, beautifully cleaned and restored. One floor has a huge model of the Cathedral, with a bench above on a mezzanine level, from which you can look down on it and there is a 3rd floor terrace with a fab view of the actual Dome of the Cathedral. The whole thing was a visual wonder and I will return to do it justice asap. It also had a good shop/bookshop, and a cafe (which I didn't try). Sadly, the cafe didn't seem to have external seating on the piazza of the Cathedral.
Written October 20, 2023
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