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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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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

While the Duomo has the size....Santa Croce is in my opinion a far more impressive church. The windows, the crucifix, the graves of the great Michelangelo and Galileo and more. Loved this gem just a short walk from my hotel

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Helsinge, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Very good looking and a bit different from Florence churches. Beautiful paintings. Many famous grave monuments.

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

When your climbing the various towers in Florence you can see this church - worth going to and see tombs of famous Italians. Beautiful inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Great place to have a rest and relax. Perfect to grab a quick snack or ice cream. If u get lost locals will help u and direct u to ur destination. And just a next door is impressed biblioteca nazionale

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

I spent a fascinating afternoon at this basilica. So much history is in these walls. There are tombs of knights on the floor, historical personalities such as Michelangelo and Galileo on the walls, One of the oldest crosses in history and more. Much more. Make sure you don't miss it. Geta double entry ticket and see Casa Bunarotti nearby for... More

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The burial place of Galileo, Maciavelli, Rossini and the magnificent Michalangelo. Beautiful church not to be missed and make sure you visit the incredibly peaceful cloisters including a monument to Florence Nightingale who was born in Florence

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Many important people have been buried here, many important artist are displayed here. Some may be bigger, this is better.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Well worth the visit. This cathedral hosts, Michael Angelo, Dante and Galileo's tombs, plus more. We went in as well to pray and found this church very peaceful and filled with spirit.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

One of the two greatest churches in Florence (the other one is Santa Maria Novella), Santa Croce is the pantheon for great men in Italian history, not to mention frescoes by Giotto and other art masterpieces inside.

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Lincolnshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Space and light inside and out - visit the cloisters and the leather works - leave your wallet at home and just look , well worth putting temptation out of reach.

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