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Museo Nazionale del Bargello

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Address: Via del Proconsolo 4, 50122, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 238 8606
08:15 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 08:15 - 14:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Housed in the Palazzo del Podesta (1255 AD) as the residence of Florence's...

Housed in the Palazzo del Podesta (1255 AD) as the residence of Florence's chief magistrate, this museum houses an unrivalled collection of Italian Renaissance sculpture..

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If you're looking for the toilets - ground floor

This is a fantastic museum, for me the building itself was worth the 8 euros to get in but with so much to see inside the serious art or history lover will want at least two... read more

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Adelaide, South Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a fantastic museum, for me the building itself was worth the 8 euros to get in but with so much to see inside the serious art or history lover will want at least two hours. The only toilet sign we saw (and we were looking) was a small one on the ground floor off the big courtyard, on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The sculpture on the first floor is fab Donatello and Verrochio's Davids (better than M's in my view!) among others Much ogf the rest including bronze birds less well displated than they used to be Michelangelo Brutus etc good on ground floor too

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Florence has many impressive museums - all worth visiting, if you have time. And it is worth making the time to see beautiful sculptures by Donatello, Ghiberti and Brunelleschi. The Bargello offers an incredible display of sculptures, many from the grand ducal collections, housed in one of the oldest buildings in Florence - dating back to 1255. The large 14th... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very good statues collection for sculptures lovers, from early Michelangelo, David by Donatello, some Cellini

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice collection in an often overlooked museum. Donatello's David is here as well as some other nice sculptures and a beautiful collection of Italian pottery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The interesting, ancient building and the finest collection of sculpture from the Florentine Renaissance make this one of my favorite museums in Florence.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great museum if you are ready for a change from seeing paintings. It has its share of beautiful sculpture, but I especially enjoyed the ancient jewelry, keys, rugs, and other household objects. The building (former barracks/prison) itself is fun to explore, but you will enjoy the collection too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We bought tickets without any queues, not expensive. Lovely building full of interesting sculptures, trinkets, artefacts and religious art. Nice to be away from the crowds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We were staying at an apartment a few doors down from the Bargello and decided to visit on a whim since it was so close- what a find! A short queue to get in and surprisingly few people inside, the Bargello had some wonderful sculpture, a beautiful courtyard and lots of interesting rooms and exhibits to look at. Very reasonably... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This museum is a must see yet the entire place was empty when we visited on a Monday afternoon. If you love sculpture this place is a must see. It is home to 3 other Davids. All different from the famous one but all wonderful in their own way. Two of them are by Donatello. Many more works by Donatello... More 

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