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Accademia Gallery

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Address: Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, 50122, Florence, Italy
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08:00 - 18:30
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Tue - Sun 08:00 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Europe's first school of drawing, this museum of art is chiefly famous for...

Europe's first school of drawing, this museum of art is chiefly famous for its several sculptures by Michelangelo, notably his David, in addition to an extensive collection of 15th- and 16th-century paintings.

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A striking work of art you cannot miss

This masterpiece is especially amazing after walking through the gallery of marble sculptures that were not completed by Michelangelo. The musculature, proportions, hands, were... read more

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I would really only recommend this gallery to see the Statue of David. It is the most impressive thing in the gallery. Otherwise, the gallery is quite small.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This masterpiece is especially amazing after walking through the gallery of marble sculptures that were not completed by Michelangelo. The musculature, proportions, hands, were breathtakingly beautiful. Our family looked at it from different angles for half an hour, marveling at Michelangelo's talent, skill and artistry, and were grateful for its preservation. It's in a slightly dodgy part of town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Buy advance tickets and avoid the lines, saved a lot of time. Best with a guide if possible to ensure you get the history behind each work of art. The things pointed out about David, we never would have picked up on our own

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

How can you go to Florence without stopping to see the David! A piece of art everyone must see! Again, book your tickets in advacne to avoid long lines.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spoil yourself and Skip the line to see Michelangelo’s 'David' at the Accademia Gallery in Florence. We paid 40 odd Euros for an expert guide an headed straight in. The "real deal / David". Then for a change of pace go shopping in the streets near by.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I will admit I sped through this museum to the sculptures of Michelangelo because my first trip we missed it due to a marathon or some street race. I was very disappointed. You meet the slaves before David and these are truly impressive. They give a glimpse into the workmanship of large sculptures by a true master. I spent a... More 

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If you have to see David the this is a must see. Otherwise if you are short on time I would recommend the Uffizi over this stop as it is more expensive and limited in its collections. There is a nice musical instrument collection as well as a hall of heads.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nothing beats the real one. A must in Florence. Besides there were so many "prisoners" also worth while to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We signed up for a tour of the Accademia Gallery through Viator.com and were not disappointed to see David. We were admitted at the correct time, and were given enough time to enjoy the art work in and around David.

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Chills.... seeing this part of history was a great experience. Must see when in Florance....... we enjoyed it a lot. All the other statue as well.... it was great being able to see everything close up.

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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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