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Museo di San Marco

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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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Piazza San Marco, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A sense of spirituality and serenity permeated this museum. Perhaps because it was uncrowded, or it featured mainly the religious paintings of Fra Angelico. It used to be a monastery. One can imagine the monks going about their day, in silence and in prayer. I...More

Thank margaretc007
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely murals and pictures throughout. Contains Savonarola's cell (with him looking mighty forbidding). Do not miss the Cafe Accedemia opposite for a meal afterwards - it's outstanding.

Thank Stilton54
Reviewed 6 days ago

We first visited this museum 18 years ago by accident as the queue for the Accademia was so off putting. What a wonderful find. Visiting Florence recently we made sure to go again and once again we found it to be stunning. Also unlike many...More

Thank mandj82015
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a treasure of Spiritual Art done by Fra Angelico. His paintings can be found in the rooms that the monks used centuries ago in this Monastery. The famous Masterpiece, Annunciation of Mary is be found here as well...by Fra Angelico.

Thank Camie F
Reviewed 1 week ago

As with another review I've just seen, we also visited the monastery after seeing it on "The Medici - Makers of Modern Art". The monastery, now museum, was paid for by Giovanni Medici, the money lender, and real founder of the dynasty, who also contributed...More

Thank 503dr
Reviewed 1 week ago

In case you would like to see "something different from galleries and palaces" , you should visit San Marco.

Thank Natalia S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is incredible, the frescos are inspiring to see. The monks' rooms speak volumes of their lives when you see how stark and simple they lived. The ceiling alone is a splendour to witness. Well worth visiting, not a place to skip over if...More

Thank Jenny F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took in the Museo di San Marco - a former convent with some very interesting history. The Medici - Makers of Modern Art, an excellent documentary on BBC4 (Andrew Graham-Dixon), prompted us to include this in our itinerary. We visited the Museo on our last...More

Thank JimBlandings
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The most amazing place to visit. Fra Angelico (and his pupils) was a prolific painter of frescoes in this monastery and for just 4 Euros, we can see them too. A real testament to his skill is the level of detail. The highlight is the...More

Thank TheTeacher7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second visit, but the best as we were able to go inside this time. Take money to pay for the side sights as they are worth it. We signed up for the skip the line tickets which were inexpensive, also did the...More

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San Marco
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
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Joanna H
May 22, 2018|
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Response from HotelSnob2003 | Reviewed this property |
No. You can join a tour, but it’s very easy on your own. I was there last May, August, and February, and it was never crowded. Just remember it closes at 13:50 each day. Enjoy!
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Genevieve S
April 21, 2015|
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Response from AlessandroFlorence |
Free tours in English usually run on Wednesday anf friday at 12.30 pm (no reservation required). Schedule can occasionally change. You could call the museum the day before your visit.
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