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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
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Description: This is the richest medieval church in Florence, which features frescoes...
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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Beautiful sculptures and many history around it. This one also a must go when you are in Florence. Located not really in the central city, that is why not so many people inside... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Embrach, Switzerland

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful sculptures and many history around it. This one also a must go when you are in Florence. Located not really in the central city, that is why not so many people inside. The place is beautifully preserve and I also recommend a self guide tour or audio tour.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I hate to pay to get into churches. Just rubs me the wrong way. But this is worth it. An architecturally and historically rich church. The cloister gardens are great as well as the leather school. Don't Miss.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I love all of Florence, but to see the tombs of Michelangelo, Dante, Machiavelli and Rossini inside a single church was unbelievable! Don't miss the adjoining leather workshop where you can watch real craftsmen at work.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Santa Croce is one of the World's largest Franciscan churches and a neat place to visit in Florence. There is quite a bit to see including important funerary monuments, well preserved architecture, artwork and precious church artefacts from the late Medieval through Renaissance periods, making this one of our favourite attractions in Florence. Opening Hours - 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

There are so many famous tombs of historical figures and artists, including Michaelangelo, Dante, and Galileo, not to mention works of art. Everything about it is impressive.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

After the main cathedral we thought that this might be just another church. Boy were we wrong big time! The building was started in 1294 as a Franciscan church and through time it has grown from a simple church to an extremely important symbol of Florence. It has quite a history behind it. It does have a very impressive frontage.... More 

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Wellesley MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Spectacular church, with outstanding frescoes and paintings not to mention many famous people buring in the vaults along the ailses. Unlike the Duoma the area is less crowded. Also visit the leather workshop too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

St. Croce Basilica is Florence’s answer to Westminster in London and Pantheon in Paris, but with two major exceptions: Florence is not a country’s capital and few political leaders were buried here. Traditionally, this place was one of the city’s four corners. I paid €8.5 for a combined ticket to the basilica and Michelangelo’s nearby house, and entered the building... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Incredible trip down history lane, so to speak....Our entire family enjoyed. Be careful, it opens at 2pm on Sunday. We had to wait an hour, but it was well worth the visit! It's incredible to see the tombs right before your eyes...and do NOT judge a book by its cover. I have walked past this amazing jewel on countless visits,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My husband wanted to visit this place so we went whilst out and about, we didnt know that you had to have your legs to knees covered and shoulders covered so i ended up buying a scarf to cover my shoulders. None the less it was a very interesting visit and we spent almost 2 hours in here! Its a... More 

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Address: Piazza Santa Croce 16, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39-055-246-6105
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Croce

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Santa Croce
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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