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National Museum of Saint Mathew

Open Now: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Open today: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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Fabulous museum for Gothic and early Renaissance art

We were blown away by this small unimposing museum. We spend a great deal of time in Italy... read more

Reviewed February 7, 2019
Pleasanton, California
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Great when it is open (not guaranteed)

When we arrived (midwinter) a small typewritten notice said museum open at 2, 4 and 6. It was... read more

Reviewed February 7, 2019
London, United Kingdom
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National Museum of San Matteo, which is housed in the Benedictine Monastery, features a group of paintings from the 12th- to 18th- centuries, and a rich collection of sculpture from the Pisano School.
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Piazza San Matteo in Soarta 2 | Lungarno Mediceo, 56127, Pisa, Italy
+39 050 541865
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Reviewed February 7, 2019 via mobile

We were blown away by this small unimposing museum. We spend a great deal of time in Italy searching out older pieces of art and were amazed to find such a great collection at the national Museum of San Matteo. Whereas you might see the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed February 7, 2019

When we arrived (midwinter) a small typewritten notice said museum open at 2, 4 and 6. It was 2.20pm and door firmly shut. Returned at 6, door opened briefly to allow us to enter, closed again a few minutes later. So we had the museum...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

This museum is a definite gem and highly recommended. Don’t be put off by the very ordinary exterior. It houses some amazing art dating from the 12th century. The lower floor starts with some sculptures, and a small but very pretty pond garden. But the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank tamaletown
Reviewed July 26, 2018

I was amazed at the collections in the museum. They have made some effort to provide information on elements of the collection although this is a place where I would love to have been able to get a guide to provide more detailed information. Also...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank redhead1015
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

A lovely and quiet museum, peaceful to visit. However, despite some interesting exhibits it is quite small and there are better things to do in Tuscany. Only worth seeking out if you find yourself in Pisa and you're stuck for something to do.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2018

It is a very informativ museum. Thanks God, we were very few people who visited. It is exceptional. Don't miss it, if you have enough time in Pisa.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank 545medva
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

Spent two hours viewing the exhibits; only three other people were there during my visit. It was an experience akin to meditation. There was no rush to try to see everything and no one elbowing you to move along.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Renato T
Reviewed June 21, 2018

As other reviewers have said, it is quiet, away from the throngs of the Piazza di Miracoli. Lots of Medieval Artwork, and we got in for free. Worth a morning's stroll around.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank intothinairWales
Reviewed April 21, 2018

We barely saw anyone else in the museum while we were there! It was such a hidden gem and we loved spending an afternoon here learning about the history, architecture and art of Pisa. This is really worthwhile, and the collection boasts 12th-13th century painted...More

Date of experience: April 2018
4  Thank Chloe L
Reviewed April 5, 2018

Despite the crowds elsewhere in Pisa this museum is a haven of peace and quiet. It has a large central courtyard which would be a great place to sit and relax from a hot afternoon's site-seeing. There are some excellent art and antiquarian exhibits (some...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Susan R
January 2, 2017|
Response from ilias i | Reviewed this property |
I visited the museum Thusday and it was open.....but i don,t rememder exactly the opening hours...anyway.... Opening hours • Tuesday to Saturday from 8.30am to 7.00pm • Public holidays from 9.00am to 1.30pm • Closed... More
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