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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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The entrance price for this church is 4,50 Euro. Which is quite cheap with all you get in this experience! First you can go around the cloister, then you go into a room with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The entrance price for this church is 4,50 Euro. Which is quite cheap with all you get in this experience! First you can go around the cloister, then you go into a room with relics and the next area is a crypt. This crypt is Donatello's place of burial and so you can see his tomb. Then you go out... More 

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Ploiesti, Prahova, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Santa Croce is the burial place for the great and good in Florence. Michelangelo is buried in Santa Croce, as are Rossini, Machiavelli, and the Pisan-born Galileo Galilei, who was tried by the Inquisition and was not allowed a Christian burial until 1737, 95 years after his death. There is also a memorial to Dante, but his sarcophagus is empty... More 

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Dunmore East, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

One of the things I was struck by in Florence was that the sumptuous exterior of the Duomo and its adjacent bell tower were in stark contrast to the surprisingly plain interior — particularly when you compare them to the extravagance of Spanish churches from the same era. Basilica San Lorenzo, which was the church patronised by the Medici's is... More 

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shipley derbyshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This parish church of the Medici family is a joy .Spacious and not overloaded with monuments and detail.It still has a reverence about it .Magnificent dome in the style of the Duomo and a lovely interior .Donatellos pulpits from 1460 are fascinating and need to be examined closely. For me though it is the library which steals the show.Michelangelo designred... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We didn't really plan to go here, but we decided why not and got tickets for the treasure and basilica. There were free audio guides included and we had so much fun listening to the stories and walking around. Anyone who is a fan of Donatello and/or Brunelleschi will love this place! Wonderful surprise, we had lots of fun!!! :D

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Wolfville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

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

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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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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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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Additional Information about Basilica di San Lorenzo

Address: Address: Piazza San Lorenzo, 9, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055214042
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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