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Basilica di San Lorenzo

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Address: Piazza San Lorenzo, 9, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055214042
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Description: Dating back to before 400 AD, this church is the oldest existing religious...
Dating back to before 400 AD, this church is the oldest existing religious structure in the city.
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History abounds, and marble? Wow!

Burial site of the Medici and includes many artifacts plus Michelangelo's Nigh, Day, Dusk and Dawn funerary monument. Very, Very impressive!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Burial site of the Medici and includes many artifacts plus Michelangelo's Nigh, Day, Dusk and Dawn funerary monument. Very, Very impressive!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Located in the center of the city, it is one of the oldest basilica in Firenze. You can see an example of a Renaissance architecture. The museum is rather limited, but the garden is beautiful. The mobile guide, which is included in the ticket price, is very useful and informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Very lovely and worth a visit, even if you don't go inside! Beautiful exterior and a nice square around it

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Unlike some previous reviewers we thoroughly enjoyed our recent visit here - a building which offers a judicious mixture of architecture and religious faith. This basilica, founded in 393 is thought to be the oldest church in Firenze. It has a superb façade and one of the attractions is the tomb of Donatello who sculpted the church's two bronze pulpits.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The Basilica would be worth a 30 minute visit for the average tourist. However it took 30 minutes to queue to buy a ticket. To put this in perspective it took less time on the same day to buy a ticket to the Cathedral, queue to enter the cathedral and queue to enter the adjacent Baptistry. There is only one... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Unless you want rude service & are covered up I wouldn't advise going here. There are much better places to visit within the city. Me and my boyfriend read the signs before purchasing our tickets; all the normal/obvious stuff was on there no smoking, no photos, no eating/drinking, be in silence etc. so we went to purchase our tickets. There... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We visited San Lorenzo last week.Sadly it was the poorest experience of our 5 day visit to Florence.We paid 4.50 each to get in and asked specifically what we could see for this. We were told the library was included but NOT that it was actually closed at the time we were visiting - all we could do was peer... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Paid 4.5 euros to visit this church today as I wanted to see the Donatello pulpits and the Filippo Lippi painting of The Annunciation . One of the pulpits is being restored, and the other is hidden by perspex screens.. Can be viewed by paying an extra 1 euro . The Annunciation has been removed and has been replaced by... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The anticipation of seeing something special was high after our wonderful time spent at the Medici Chapels but alas, it was not met. The staff appeared off handed about things and this was a turn off. After a short visit to the crypt ( no photos allowed), we left for the magnificent Basicilla di Santa Croce. Our time at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

It is some kind of museum! The church is awesome and you can see much more! The garden is really nice and the catakombs are worth a visit, too!

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