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Duomo Museum (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo)

Piazza del Duomo 9 | via della Canonica, 1, 50122 Florence, Italy
055 230 2885
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Ranked #51 of 222 Attractions in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Description: For preservation purposes, many significant works have been moved from the Duomo to this nearby museum.
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Brooklyn, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Was really looking forward to seeing this museum, but it was closed. Although it is not fair to give a low rating to this highly praised museum -- which I assume is wonderful -- but I am doing so because the signs were so unclear and misleading that we wasted a lot of time wandering around thinking it was simply... More

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Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Wish I had seen traveladdict3500 review before I purchased combination ticket through Weekend in Italy! Did a day trip from Rome, was able to see David and the Duomo, but was very disappointed Museo dell'Opera del Duomo was closed! I would expect a reputable company would let you know this before taking your money for tickets.

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Hasselt, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

If you buy a combined ticket for the Baptistery, the crypt, the dome of the Duomo and the Campanile (10eur), you still pay for the entrance of this museum although it is closed : total rip off !

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The Museum is part of the complex of Santa Maria del Fiore, 3rd largest church in the world. The Museum houses the original East doors to the Bapistry designed by Ghiberti and the wonderful Deposition, also called the Florentine Pieta, by Michaelangelo. The doors were completed in 1425 after 27 years of work by Lorenzo Ghiberti, and consist of panels... More

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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Wow the climb was worth the fab views from the Duomo rooftop. The steps are stone, small and 1 way passageways dark, so if u are unfit or claustrophobic - this is not 4 u. However the peace and serenity within the church, has to touch your soul. The paintings have 2 be admired even if art is not your... More

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

If you know the history of the Duomo, this is a museum you don't want to miss. Or if you are a Michaelangelo fan, you cannot miss his pieta here, which was meant for his tomb. When we visited (May 2014) there was a lot of construction so most of the museum was closed. However, the 2 most important pieces,... More

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Cedar City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

If at all possible, visit the museum directly before or directly after visiting the Duomo. The interior of the Duomo is pretty stripped down (except for a few mosaics, the floors and the dome itself), so visiting the museum is essential to get a clear picture of what the Duomo's grandeur had been. As others had mentioned, there are some... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Construction of new facility has closed most of the exhibits here,except for the main bronze doors of Ghiberti and a Michelangelo Pieta (?).

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

On it's own it is nothing particularly special, but as an accompaniment to the rest of the Duomo and under the group ticket price that covers the rest of the attractions like the bell tower, this is a great little museum that gives more context and history to the area. The huge golden Gates of Paradise are obviously the highlight;... More

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vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

As mentioned in other reviews, the museum is undergoing a renovation and there is really nothing here to see. The original Baptistery doors are here and a fake Pieta by Michelangelo but certainly not worth paying extra to see. As part of the all access pass its worth coming in to see though doors.

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