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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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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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Fra Angelico's beautiful frescoes

To see Fra Angelico's art in a gallery anywhere is a treat, so it's very special to visit San Marco - Fra Angelico was a monk here, and produced many paintings and frescoes for... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To see Fra Angelico's art in a gallery anywhere is a treat, so it's very special to visit San Marco - Fra Angelico was a monk here, and produced many paintings and frescoes for his community. The ground floor has some beautiful altarpieces in the Pilgrim's Hospice off the main cloister. There's also some first rate pictures of saints by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

San Marco Museum on Piazza San Marco. Saw our first Last Supper fresco by D. Ghirlandaio from 1482 hanging in the museum store depicts Jesus with the different halo than disciples, Judas across the table and a cat on the floor near Jesus. This fresco supposed to be the exact same as the one at Chiesa di Ognissanti, except that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well after giving up on standing in the queue to visit David walk further up the street into the next square, when you reach the next square you will notice what looks like a boring administration building on the far righthand side. Take the plunge and go inside you will not regret it. In its drab exterior lies the Museum... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Dominican church and its adjacent convent, far from the ‘madding’ and selfie-obsessed crowds throbbing around the Baptistery and the Duomo, are lovely jewels that are must-sees for discerning visitors who would appreciate the style, the artistry, the colours of this priest-artist (his much-vaunted blue is in great evidence). One remembers that he was beatified (thus the title Blessed) because... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A bit far from the centre in the northern part of the city, this national museum holds one of the frescoes collection in the world. Just admire the Fra Angelico pieces worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome. And that is not a word I use casually. That's all that needs saying but I'm required to use 100 characters

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located right up the street from the Accademia in a crowded area, this peaceful former monastery is loaded with the cells of monks that contain frescos of Fra Angelico and his assistants. Lorenzo the Great has a suite here, and there's a cool library that looks like it could be in a movie, but for me the most interesting thing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the main areas to visit in this museum is the upstairs to view the wonderful work by far angelico. However, do not fail to visit the wonderful rooms downstairs filled with glorious art. It is a good idea also to go into the church as well. San Marco is a must visit no matter how many times we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the smaller museums in Florence, we found this interesting with lots to see. Although not as 'polished' as other museums we visited, we found plenty of artefacts to keep us entertained, especially the upstairs where the 'dormitory cells' are. The library, with its displays of scripting and explanation (also in English) of the history and processes involved was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the Museo you will find the best paintings from Fra Angelico, the wonderful frescoes. You can almost feel the spirit of god there.

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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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