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Museo di San Marco

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Address: Piazza San Marco, Florence, Italy
Phone Number:
39 55 238 8608
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08:15 - 13:15
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Mon - Fri 08:15 - 13:15
Sat 08:15 - 16:15
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Opened to the public in 1869, this museum houses the largest collection of...

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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Awesome art and fabulous frescoes

We were very impressed by this former monastery. I read about it in a guide book and wanted to see the awesome art and fabulous frescoes. It is a short walk from the center of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were very impressed by this former monastery. I read about it in a guide book and wanted to see the awesome art and fabulous frescoes. It is a short walk from the center of Florence. We wandered in just as a tour was starting and would recommend taking the tour if the opportunity presents itself. Our guide was very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not in the absolute centre of Florence but ten minutes walk will bring you to this exquisite monastery packed with extraordinary frescos, the first public library and a real sense of being in a medieval working monastery. Easy to spend two hours here but beware of the odd hours (it closes before 2!).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is situated in the cloisters and cells of the abbey formerly attached to the church of San Marco. There are wonderful frescoes by Fra Angelico in the cloisters and the cells, as well as an exhibition of some of his paintings. A bonus is to see the cell used by the Florentine reformer Savonarola with a small exhibition... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a real gem! It didn't show up in my guidebooks. We only went on the recommendation of a friend and were so glad we went! Pay the entrance fee at the museum vs. doing it online and you will save a lot of money. I loved the individual paintings of Christ in each monk's cell. Also very interesting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This old monestry is well worth a visit. It's only a 5 minute walk from the Duomo. It's huge and has some lovely paintings and architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was undoubtedly the best place we visited whilst in Firenze. Church is still a church and museum is the door to the right. Astonishing wonders of Fra Angelico and others presented in the environment in which they were created! Such a peaceful setting and wondrous treasures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful place. Just a block away from the frenzy surrounding David you have this beautiful museum in an old monastery. It was particularly interesting to see where the monks live and learn the important role this place played in the history of Florence (be sure to read the story about the bell - it's very entertaining). The the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

It's tempting to give this venue a bad review to keep the crowds down, because part of the pleasure is the ease of access to numerous world-class frescoes. At least in the winter, you may find yourself alone before an exquisite masterpiece. On the downside, almost all the descriptive plaques are only in Italian, so it is a good idea... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

This is such a peaceful museum, it's worth a visit just to see the Fra Angelico Annunciation. Breath taking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The Convent of San Marco was built in the 14C and is a quiet haven with a breathtaking collection of iconic paintings by Fra Angelico. You MUST VISIT this Convent when in Florence.

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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 bridge connecting the modern cultural activity of Florence to its classic art, represented by the everlasting magnificence of the original David, resonates as a symbol of Florence and of Italy as a whole. Get lost in a Neoclassic world, a journey back in time through historic buildings like Spedale degli Innocenti (Hospital of the Innocents), San Marco church, Basilica della Santissima Annunziata, and natural jewels like the Botanical Gardens.
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