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Perseus Statue

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Address: Loggia dei Lanzi | Piazza della Signoria, 50121, Florence, Italy
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Slayer of Medusa

Anyone familiar with the story of Medusa will enjoy this Benvenuto Cellini statue. They don't make heroes like Perseus anymore!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Roseland, New Jersey
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Roseland, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Anyone familiar with the story of Medusa will enjoy this Benvenuto Cellini statue. They don't make heroes like Perseus anymore!

Thank JerryCarol
El Perello, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful statue, very detailed and visible at the front of the loggia. Also because it is metal compared to the marble ones behind it.

Thank Mark D
Ipswich, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This statue is located in the loggia near the Palazzo Vecchio. It is one of many statues in the loggia but is the most famous as it sits at the front. It is a beautiful statue and has been done in great detail.

Thank Chris F
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you visit the statue at night, you get entertained by musicians and singers in the square beautiful operatic arias and haunting flautists were a great way to finish a night out in florence.

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Birchington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Of course the goriness of this statue of Perseus wielding the freshly decapitated head of Medusa is to be expected but somehow comes as a bit of a shock perhaps because the hollow-eyed Perseus stares blankly out at us from his high plinth. Dramatic and memorable in black, contrasting with the usual white marble that abounds in the square. Certainly... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We came on through on a walking tour to learn all about the Piazza and the statues, which I would thoroughly recommend to get the most out of your time in Florence. This is a great statue with a good history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This statue was built and placed after the statues of David and Hercules. The artist was specific about where he wanted it, as its location is part of the art. David was placed as a sign from the people of Florence to the Medici that they needed to remember the little guy. The Medici placed the statue of hercules to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This statue is just next to the Vecchio palace which is in Signoria Piazza. In here you can spend very good time by looking at the statues and may have a coffee in a restaurant. Then you can walk through the street under the uffizi palace and reach the river to see the Ponte Vecchio.

Thank Arzu G
Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

People love the idealized male body of Perseus. There are visitors that compare this statue to current modern day actor, Matthew McConaughey. Enough said.

Thank Janscience
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This isn't an attraction I'd expect people to go out of their way to see but you will see it if you're in Piazza della Signoria which in itself is well worth a visit.

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