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Santa Maria del Carmine

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Santo Spirito / San Frediano
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Address: Piazza del Carmine, 50124, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 238 2195
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An elegant church decorated by Masaccio's famous frescoes on the life of...

An elegant church decorated by Masaccio's famous frescoes on the life of St. Peter.

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Massachio's Masterpiece!!!!

Massachio's depiction of Adam& Eve's expulsion from the Garden of Eden is internationally regarded as the first such depiction in which the agony and shame of the moment was... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2016
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Massachio's depiction of Adam& Eve's expulsion from the Garden of Eden is internationally regarded as the first such depiction in which the agony and shame of the moment was presented in such haunting detail. The pain on their faces is intense and unique in Renaissance masters. The church itself is rather unassuming, not indicating the treasures inside. For art lovers... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

My wife and I went to Santa Maria del Carmine in a quiet section of the Oltrarno for the specific purpose of seeing the frescoes in the Brancacci Chapel. When we first arrived on Piazza del Carmine and found the church, we were somewhat taken aback by its façade, which is unfinished and very plain. But the inside more than... More 

Thank Paolo-Chris
Enford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is a wonderful church in a quite piazza south of the Arno. It also houses the Brancacci Chapel which is another must see when in Florence!

Thank emtrey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

The big galleries are fine and have world class pieces, but it is even better to see art 'in situ' - in the context for which it was intended. There is no better example than the Brancacci Chapel in the church/convent of St Maria Del Carmine. It is not a large Chapel, so visitor numbers are restricted. This may mean... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

It is quite amazing that one of most beautiful places in the world is tucked away in a small church, devastated by a fire in the 18th century that thankfully spared the Brancacci Chapel and its frescos, in a quiet section of Oltarno. While the frenzied crowds fill the piazza del Duomo, swarm the Baptistery doors of Ghiberti, fill the... More 

Thank MDrooster
Zabbar, Malta
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

I went to church alone in the free time given by the tour leader and I have really enjoyed myself there. This is since the Piazza where the church is found is really quite and even if one cross the street one can enjoy the Arno River and even Ponte Vecchio and others.

Thank Keith L
Yardley, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This is the church which houses the Brancacci chapel, but I'm not sure how many people realize this. Entrance to the church is free, and the church itself is lovely and peaceful. Yes - you need to pay extra if you specifically want to get an 'up close' view of the Brancacci and its frescoes, but we saw them pretty... More 

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Reviewed 24 July 2016

The Fresco's in the chapel altar are beautiful and worth the walk to a quaint area of Florence with interesting and one of a kind shops along the way

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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 954 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Yet another lovely church in Florence. The Santa Maria del Carmine is a beautiful church located in the Piazza Santa del Carmine. It has some really lovely frescoes in the Chapel. Lovely!

Thank Ibadanboy
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 396 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

This church and convent was originally built between 1268-1475 and is located across the river in the Oltrarno neighborhood of Florence, Italy. Most of the church was destroyed by fire in 1771 with the exception of the old Sacristy, the Corsini Chapel and Brancacci Chapel. The brick façade was never finished but the interior with a wide vaulted nave and... More 

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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 delle Carmine churches. Tourists and Florentines alike join up in the area between Santo Spirito and San Frediano, connecting the Tuscan soul to the international spirit permeating the city.
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