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Basilica di Santa Croce

Piazza Santa Croce 16, Florence, Italy
+39-055-246-6105
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Ranked #8 of 224 Attractions in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

See the frescoes, then ponder the tombs of some of the world's most renowned including Michelangelo and Galileo. Must-see.

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China Grove, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Beautiful church with the graves of Michelangelo, Galileo, and other famous people inside the main section of the church. There are many, many other sections/chapels/rooms to this church once you leave the main church. Artwork in all of them. You can really spend a lot of time here. Beautiful garden/courtyard area too. Ladies need to have sleeves or a scarf... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Not as atmospheric as some basilicas but that is probably down to the size & the fact that the central area is quite empty.Around the sides though are wonderfully carved tombs of many of Florence's great & good including Michelangelo, Galileo,Vasari etc.The stained glass windows are beautiful & effective too, as are frescoes by Taddeo Gaddi & Giotto.Really enjoyed our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

6 Euro to get in- covered shoulders for ladies. This church is absolutely incredible. The scale, the 14th century art, the tombs (Michelangelo, Machiavelli, etc!!) I didn't plan on spending long here but I literally couldn't drag myself to leave. Every room I entered had something more amazing than the last. This is definitely worth a visit.

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Summerfield, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This is, of course, a personal opinion. But where do you find under the same roof some fantastic frescoes by Giotto and the tombs of Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, Rossini and Dante Aligheri?

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This Catholic Church at the end of a large plaza is the burial place for many famous historical figures like Michaelangelo, Dante, Machiavelli, Capernicus and many others. The first time we were in Florence was on a cruise ship tour that dropped us off in from of this church, without giving us any background on it, and we had no... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I feel mean reviewing any basilica after visiting St. Peter's in Rome - nothing will ever compare to it! Santa Croce is a fairly plain basilica, however, you will see some interesting tombs, namely Michelangelo, Marconi and Machiavelli. We visited in September 2014 and it was about 6 euros to get in.

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Very interesting church, the biggest Franciscan church in the world. Lots of marble outside as many churches here have while inside is basically empty of seats but a great space to walk around looking at the tombs of well-known people. There are memorials as well, including a rather nice one in the cloisters to Florence Nightingale, which is a nice... More

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upstate NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

After visiting many churches in Europe, the Basilica di Santa Croce is one of the nicer. Interesting library and chapels.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Very beautiful building and very beautiful inside - the statues, the stained glass windows, the paintings. I enjoyed it very much.

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