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Cappella Brancacci

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Address: Piazza del Carmine | Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine, 50124, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 238 2195
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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The church and convent of the Carmine in Florence were founded shortly...

The church and convent of the Carmine in Florence were founded shortly after the middle of the thirteenth century, by a group of Carmelite monks from Pisa. In the church we find the Brancacci Chapel, a masterpiece known around the world for its frescoes of the Life of Saint Peter by Masaccio and Masolino. Created between 1425-1427, the frescoes were left incomplete and finished by Filippino Lippi between 1481 and 1482

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Fabulous frescoes by Masolino and Masaccio

A fire nearly destroyed these frescoes painted primarily by Masolino and Masaccio. Luckily they were spared and can be seen in all their glory today. The frescoes tell the story... read more

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A fire nearly destroyed these frescoes painted primarily by Masolino and Masaccio. Luckily they were spared and can be seen in all their glory today. The frescoes tell the story of the life of St. Peter. There is a fee to get in and you can rent an multimedia guide for another fee. There's also a short movieto watch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

A wonderful opportunity to see truly stunning frescoes. The fact that it is located in a quiet part of the city is a plus!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I LOVE cathedrals, we never miss one. Brancacci was a major disappointment! We paid 14 Euros to get in and all we got to do was step into a small portion of one of the wings. That's it! I thought it was a mistake - there must be more! I asked one of the employees if that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

You'll need a map to find this but the Oltrarno (the other side of the river) is well worth exploring anyway: markets, restaurants, and look out for the comic figures produced by CLET : these have been added to road signs to everyone's amusement. The Basilica di Santa Maria del Carmine suffered fire damage in the 18th century but these... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

A jewel of Florentine art, this chapel is not known by many people, but this means that it is not so crowded, and one can better enjoy the very well preserved frescoes. The frescoes made by Masaccio are representative for Florentine art.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 painted by Masolino da Panicale, Masaccio, and Filippino Lippi in the Brancacci Chapel. We’d read about the Chapel, expected that it would be crowded, and knew that our time near the frescoes would be limited... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Wonderful frescoes, some of the best in Italy, an exquisite example of early Renaissance art. Be warned. To preserve the frescoes only 30 people are admitted at a time, and for a maximum of 30 minutes. On a busy day you may have to wait 2-3 hours before your allotted slot if you buy at the desk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This frescoes should be a must to visit. Very well renovatated and very good visible for the few tourists (not hoardes) who visit this wonderfull place. You dont have to hurry and can enjoy this masterworks and discover many details.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We were staying in an adjacent apartment and dropped in on our way out, the chapel cost 6eu to access, it is fairly small and on busy days access is limited but we spent 30-40 minutes absorbed by the Brancacci frescoes that were so influential to the Florentine art movement

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Some amazing Frescoes in this Chapel and its a delightful building. Well worth seeing, but best done if you have a Firenze card as you don't have to book and can go straight in.

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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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