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Basilica di Santa Croce

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Address: Piazza Santa Croce 16, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39-055-246-6105
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

This is the richest medieval church in Florence, which features...

This is the richest medieval church in Florence, which features frescoes by Giotto, a chapel by Brunelleschi and one of the finest of all early Renaissance tombs.

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So beautiful a must visit

One of the most beautiful squares and churches in the world. There are masterpieces by Giotto and Ghirlandaio on back walls. Much to see.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago

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La Mesa, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is a lot to see here but Very little english. Things are always better if you can understand what you are looking at. Good choice for a tour guide or audio. You still can make out who is buried there but not who did the paintings

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the most beautiful squares and churches in the world. There are masterpieces by Giotto and Ghirlandaio on back walls. Much to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This church and monastry to me are the best ot Florence. The church, with its wooden roof, and wonderfull fresco's with soft collors really is special. The building is nice on the outside and the inside. Mind to visit the Medici chappel too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can see the tomb of Gallileo, though i don't know how he might have felt about this, since he died a suspected heretic, and that of Michaelangelo, and monument to Dante, though he is buried in Ravenna. There is a wonderful painting by Bronzino, of Jesus' descent into limbo. The exterior facade carries a large Star of David. the... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is probably not the church that is on every tour but it should be. Its one of the largest Franciscan churches in the world and has an amazing vaulted ceiling (with its original wooden roof). But the most interesting thing to me was that it houses the tombs of Galileo and Michaelangelo, as well as other tombs of other... More 

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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the most beautiful Basilica's in Florence. Florence has so many beautiful buildings but this one stands out from the rest. Highly recommend spending some time here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

all the famous people of their time are burried here,lots of nice sculptures and relgious artifact,an hour and a bit to wonder through

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most beautiful religious sites I've ever visited. Truly stunning. It is situated on the Piazza Santa Croce to the east of the Duomo and is renowned for its Florentine artwork and tombs of several illustrious Italians (Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, Foscolo, Gentile and Rossini). Awesome place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

DO NOT MISS THIS! To see the tombs of so many historical figures and combine this with such a beautiful cathedral is a bucket list experience! Again, you can make a short visit, but to see all the tombs, relics and side chapels can satisfy one for a day!

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Rockland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Basilica contains the mortal remains of some of the most influential Italians: Machiavelli, Marconi and Galileo to state just three

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Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night. Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the Central National Library. As a hub for young people, the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated by songs and dances.
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