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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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We came here on our honeymoon last week. I wouldn't pay to get in here, but the church is beautiful and the small museum is not only very nice but also has big windows with a nice... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came here on our honeymoon last week. I wouldn't pay to get in here, but the church is beautiful and the small museum is not only very nice but also has big windows with a nice view.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Orsanmichele is located close to the city and shopping centre of Florence. It was converted from an open-sided building around 1380 AD by adding attractively decorated walls with lovely inserted tracery and tabernacles which are well worthy of close inspection. The internal museum has limited opening hours and can be visited on some days.

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Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You'll notice this building in Via Calzaiuoli and probably most of you will only pass by. However, a three-floor church was not really common in the Middle Age, and it is not even now so it is worth to stop by and ask some of the local guides for some explanations. It is one of the most ancient building of... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit. However what made the building/ statues/ experience outstanding was the very warm and professional welcome and excellent comprehensive explanation we received from the voluntary guide. She truly was outstanding in her ability to explain the history of every aspect of this building to us in a foreign language. This is on of our... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are so many things to see in Florence that you might overlook the Orsanmichele. We have been to Florence many times but this is the first time we visited. I am glad we did. The church started out as a place to sell grain in 1359 and morphed into a church when miracles were associated with it. The outside... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A truly beautiful church containing works of art commissioned by the various ancient Guilds. On its outside walls are a number of large-scale statues by renowned Italian sculptors, including Donatello, Brunelleschi, Ghiberti and Verrochio. Once inside, feast your eyes on the huge, splendid tabernacle in white marble by Orcagna, and a painting of the Madonna by Bernardo Daddi. Fantastic!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You are seeing reproductions here, as all the origianls are in museums. Bargello or other locations The St. George by Donatello now at the Bargello is a wonder. The interior is a simple two bay square room with one bay wtih an elboarate Gothic tabernacle with a 1200 Orcana painting.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Once a market then a granary and finaly a church a wonderful little church with the most amazing tabernacle almost shining in this dark little church

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

One of the most beautiful church in Florence.It's easy to miss this church as it's not as famous as Santa Novella , San Lorenzo or Santa Croce but interior in my opinion is much more beautiful than the famous churches. Don't miss the figures of the saints on the walls outside made by Donatello, Ghiberti or Bruneleschi.

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Reviewed 29 January 2017

This church started life as a sort of trades market place with open arches. These were subsequently unfilled to create niches that held effigies of saints all along the outsidexwalls. The ones seen now are copies with the originals taken off to the Bargello museum of statuary. Inside there is a remarksble canopy and plenty of long portraits of saints.... More 

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