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Basilica di Santa Croce

Address: Piazza Santa Croce 16, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39-055-246-6105
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Ranked #7 of 222 Attractions in Florence
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Cemeteries, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: This is the richest medieval church in Florence, which features...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Cemeteries, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Wonderful Gothic Church just slightly out of the centre of Florence It contains tombs of famous Florentines - Michelangelo and Galileo and had the most wonderful 14th century Frescos

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Was not sure what to expect here but we decided to see what it was about. I was impressed with this Basilica the number of high profile individuals buried here pretty amazing. Also my personal delight was seeing the fresco of St Francis although damaged in the church. I was also inspired by the number of people who leave requests... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

but maybe not for the tourist who only wants to check off items on his/or her bucket list. If you are in a hurry, only have a limited amount of time for visiting Florence and don't feel like walking far, then maybe the Basillca di Santa Croce is not a necessary stopping place. However, if you are deeply interested in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Impressive black and white facade hides a huge church with the tombs of famous Italians make this church a must-visit for history lovers. Interior is nice, also look in the courtyard to for a very nice chapel. Bit pricey, but still worth it.

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

In my opinion this church has more to give to the visitor than the Cathedral. Note that you can visit the leather academy if you want while being there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We spent about an hour visiting the church and the various chapels. The graves of Michelangelo and Galileo are noted on signs in the church. I enjoyed the various statues and sculptures throughout - especially the ceramic sculptures done by Luca Della Robbia. The statute that may have been the inspiration for the Statue of Liberty is also here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A beautiful church containing the burial places of Michelangelo, Galileo, and Machiavelli, Basilica di Santa Croce brings the heat as one of the most beautiful churches in all of Florence. A minor basilica in the eyes of the Archdiocese of Florence, this glorious church also houses an empty tomb designed for the poet Dante Alighieri who is actually buried in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

You can admire the very beautiful facade of this church from the square in front of it. Just find a place, sit down and enjoy your time. Inside Santa Croce You will find the tombs of famous people like Michelangelo, Galileo, Dante...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Tour guide gave us a wonderful history explaining the Star of David on this Christian church...I don't want to ruin the surprise for travelers. Amazing architecture!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This place was beautiful and I was happy to pay my respects to these greats! I got in free because of my disabilities. The only thing that got under my skin is that I had to use the restroom but you have to pay. I saw next to it was one for disabled people and there was a guard there... More 

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