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Basilica di Santa Croce

Piazza Santa Croce 16, Florence, Italy
+39-055-246-6105
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As featured in 3 days in Florence
Ranked #11 of 219 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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San Francisco, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We were able to enjoy the altar and see the tombs for free along with an international choir concert. It was really nice and I recommend looking for this type of concerts that seem to be fairly common in churches.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A magnificent Church. The tombs of so many famous persons, a slice of Florentine (and world) history. No wonder it figured so prominently in Forster's " A Room With A View" San Lorenzo and Santa Maria novella are both wonderful religious buildings, but this has to be the one to see, apart from the Duomo.

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Lakewood, New Jersey
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

While the hordes are visiting the well known sites, you can spend some time here with minimal hassle. I had the Florence Pass, so entrance was very easy, and included in the price. I went for the monuments to the great Florentines, but there is plenty to delight the eye

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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We went here to see the graves of Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei and Machiavelli but we found a lovely church, cloister and museum with frescos by Giotto. From the cathedral you can enter a leather factory and school wich was very interesting to see as well. Entrance fee : 6eur/person.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

So cool to see the tributes and burial sites of so many famous scholars and artists! We found Santa Croce to be way more interesting than San Lorenzo or some of the other attractions close by. Plus there are way less crowds.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Amazing, totally beautiful church, great leather factory. Awesome history and tombs of the Ninja Turtles.

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Parma, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the paintings.The fee is not high,you can also attend a Sunday mass but then you cannot walk around nor visit an inner museum with more rooms inside Highly recommended!

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Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I actually enjoyed this more than the Duomo - much more to look at and no crowds. Lovely cloisters to wander around in. Excellent toilets too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Look carefully at the burial of Rossini: my daughter noticed that there are ears inside the shells, and violin bridges and piano keys and treble clefs decorating his memorial, which looks overall like the curtain of a proscenium for an opera.

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Supply, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is an impressive church; some of the most important artists, scientists and thinkers of the last 1000 years are buried/memorialized here.

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