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Santa Maria del Carmine

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An elegant church decorated by Masaccio's famous frescoes on the life of St. Peter.
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Piazza del Carmine, 50124, Florence, Italy
Santo Spirito / San Frediano
+39 055 238 2195
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was the first church we visited on our first day - so impressed. It’s a small church and destroyed in a fire, so not much inside, but what has been restored is beautiful. It’s very discreet on the outside, you will miss it if...More

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Reviewed October 8, 2018

The church was built in the 13th century as a part of still existing Carmelite convent. It was enlarged and than renovated in the following centuries first in the Baroque style and later in the Rococo style, after the damage by fire in the 18th...More

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Reviewed October 1, 2018

This church was rebuilt after a fire that saved the mosT important frescoes. It was rebuilt in the Baroque style but pales in comparison to others in the area. I thought the staff was not to welcoming.

Thank 1991KEB
Reviewed May 14, 2018

They closed early and were very rude. They really do not seem to want or appreciate visitors. Given the circumstances, I have no clue how the frescos were.

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Founded in 1268 and completed only in 1475, Santa Maria del Carmine was destroyed by fire in 1771, and rebuilt in The Baroque style. Fortunately The Brancacci Chapel was spared. The reason to visit this church ared only in 1475, Santa Maria del Carmine was...More

1  Thank David S
Reviewed December 12, 2017

Renovated in the Baroque style in the 16th–17th centuries, it was damaged by a fire in 1771 and rebuilt internally in the Rococo style in 1782. The façade, like in many Florentine churches, remained unfinished. The vault of the nave has a trompe-l'oeil, quadratura fresco...More

Thank Mike K
Reviewed October 30, 2017

We were so fortunate this trip to be here in October and to visit the chapel when it was ours alone. I don't know where all the tourists were, but the chapel was empty but for us...and what a sublime experience it was. The Massaccio...More

1  Thank Rcdown78
Reviewed October 2, 2017

It's a short walk over the river from the centre. The frescoes are well restored and simply stunning ( and I'm not an art buff). Is closed lunchtimes so plan it for late morning , and find one of the many non touristy places to...More

Thank ukiwil1
Reviewed July 3, 2017

We came here to see the magnificent frescoes in the Brancaccio Chapel. Maybe there is something to see in the rest of the church, but we only visited the Chapel and it is a must see. Bring a guide book or google the Chapel (Wikipedia...More

Thank Nashnash
Reviewed June 12, 2017

There was no line or wait for tickets when we were there June 5. The audio guide is very good, well worth the 3 euros. The frescos have been restored and are spectacular.

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Santo Spirito / San Frediano
A warm evening with a cocktail in your hand and great
company is the ideal way to experience Piazza Santo
Spirito; the area is busiest at sunset for happy hour.
Visitors cannot hide their astonishment sitting on the
staircase under the Basilica of Santo Spirito, and
they cannot help but stare at the architectural
masterpieces like Bianca Cappello House, Fontana dello
Sprone and San Frediano in Cestello and Santa Maria
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