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Accademia Gallery

Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, 50122 Florence, Italy
055 2388612
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Ranked #6 of 224 Attractions in Florence
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Type: Art Museums, Museums, Monuments/ Statues
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Warrenton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I've been to this museum twice now and loved seeing the art. The David is only part of this museum - lots to be seen but doable in a 1/2 day. Get tickets online before you travel to Italy - the lines for those that don't have tickets is always long. If you can go when there aren't so many... More

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

We just went to see Michaelangelo's David and the other sculptures by Michealangelo. Pick up your tickets from door 51 before you queue up in the reserved line. It was amazing standing under the sculpture of David, definitely a master piece, and something every person should see in their lifetime.

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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Founded in 1784 by Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo as an academy for student artists, the Galleria dell' Accademia became a repository of masterpieces and a major attraction in Florence. To avoid the hours long wait in line to get in, reserve your tickets for a specific timed entry in advance and collect the tickets at the small office across the... More

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Woodlawn, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Everyone knows this is the reason people flock to L'Accademia but take time to look at the unfinished Michelangelo's that line the hall leading to David. Also, unless you like to wait in a line 300 people deep, spend the extra money to get a reserved ticket. We did and walked straight in.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Buy tickets online, the main attarcation being the David, amazing but not entirely worth the 1.5 hours wait!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing gallery with many works by Michelangelo, Botticelli, etc. I believe entrance is 15 Euro, but there are people in yellow tshirts standing outside the museum- they offer 20 Euro tickets, which allows you to stand in a MUCH shorter queue. Try 30-40 minutes vs 3 hours!!! So if you don't book online, definitely pay the extra... More

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

Booked tickets in advance but still had to queue for 40 minutes.The museum is quite small compared with others but has many gems.The statue of David though is best of all. I wasn't expecting it to be better than the replica in Piazza Signoria but it was.Somehow the marble glowed more & his muscular build seemed emphasised.I also found the... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The statue of David is really all there is to see, and as there is a copy in the Palazzo Vecchio, standing in a queue for an hour seems a bit daft unless it's to tick a box to say you've seen it!

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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed this gallery more than Uffizi as it is a little smaller. We recommend you book well ahead and make sure you go early in the day as the crowds can be over-whelming especiall in the heat

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

David is the most incredible thing I ever seen. But, have long lines - the price that you pay to book the tickets is fair.

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