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Accademia Gallery

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Address: Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, 50122, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055 2388612
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8:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Europe's first school of drawing, this museum of art is chiefly famous...

Europe's first school of drawing, this museum of art is chiefly famous for its several sculptures by Michelangelo, notably his David, in addition to an extensive collection of 15th- and 16th-century paintings.

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A must go in Florence

Here is Mr David it self! Just beautiful serene and powerful piece of art... but everything else in the museum is really worth it too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Boca Raton, Florida
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Here is Mr David it self! Just beautiful serene and powerful piece of art... but everything else in the museum is really worth it too.

Thank gerry u
Medina, Ohio, United States
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183 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We landed in Florence on a Saturday and found out the first Sunday of the new month, all of the museums in Italy are free, so we spent some time in this museum that Sunday. My husband and I had already toured this museum, but our friends had not, so this was a Bonus day for all. Great museum, don't... More 

Thank Judi C
Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were here in November and what can i say. it's a must! it worth to be seen, it' s all beautiful. With the uffizi is the most beautiful museum in Florence

Thank JaneV1983
Aberglasslyn, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I thought this would be ideal for a morning however apart from David, all the art is exactly the same and there is very little to the gallery. Waited in line 20 mins and would have spent less time inside. Not really up to the hype.

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Santa Monica, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was amazing to see an iconic sculpture that I have seen in the media for my entire lifetime in person. But to see it in person, right when you walk into the museum, and from all sides in an unforgettable experience--A MUST SEE!!!

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was good to see Michaelangelo sculptures with others for comparison, and there is no comparison: he is the best ever, with 500 years for others to improve on. In my opinion, no one has. This museum was not as crowded as those in Rome so better able to focus on pieces of art and not be so rushed. The David... More 

Thank marycg46
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This piece alone makes the Entire Tour worthwhile it is breathtaking. Be sure to go to the Accademia to see him. The others are replicas.

Thank Ray S
Syracuse, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

No matter what anyone tells you, the Gallerie dell'Accademia is all about Michelangelo's "David." It's just too impressive for words. The exquisite sculpture, it's proud display, is simply a magnificent artistic achievement and that helps explain the reason for the rather lengthy lines of tourists waiting to get inside. Even with a Firenze pass--which is supposed to gain one a... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I queued for about 1 hour 20 mins to get in but it was worth every minute. Although there is a replica of the statue of David in one of the squares it is nothing compared to the original. The statue is situated in a wonderful setting with plenty of light so that you get the best view. It is... More 

Thank Andrea P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fortunately we hired a private city tour with prepaid tickets. The line to get into the museum was VERY long. We were able to bypass it and go directly in. The collection of works by the masters was overwhelming. But walking into a gallery and seeing The David towering across the way was a sight I'll never forget. Absolutely stunning.

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The pleasant atmosphere of this residential area, a stone’s throw away from the Duomo of Florence, surprises everyone. A continuous flow of backpacking students provides the tranquil surroundings for the elderly residents who sit in Piazza San Marco to read the daily newspaper. Home to several universities, including the Academy of Fine Arts, San Marco is one of the most vibrant cultural centers in the city. A bridge connecting the modern cultural activity of Florence to its classic art, represented by the everlasting magnificence of the original David, resonates as a symbol of Florence and of Italy as a whole. Get lost in a Neoclassic world, a journey back in time through historic buildings like Spedale degli Innocenti (Hospital of the Innocents), San Marco church, Basilica della Santissima Annunziata, and natural jewels like the Botanical Gardens.
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