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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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Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Europe's first school of drawing, this museum of art is chiefly famous for...

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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Only one reason to go...David

It's not the biggest museum in Florence...but you MUST go! It's hard to justify going to a museum for just one piece of art...unless it's Michelangelo's "David." This is by far... read more

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's not the biggest museum in Florence...but you MUST go! It's hard to justify going to a museum for just one piece of art...unless it's Michelangelo's "David." This is by far the most spectacular sculpture I have ever seen. We bought tickets ahead of time, and opted for an early entrance. Smart move...first ones in...skipped the line (which was already... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Perhaps we were already overloaded with museum time because we spent four hours at the Uffizi on the same day, but I found the Accademia not to my tastes and interest. As with anyone we lingered at David for a long while, the statue is spectacular of course, but there wasn't much that held my attention other than a temporary... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My undergrad degree is in art history, so I was prepared for the scale of Michelangelo's David, but the truth is, no matter how jaded you think you are, nothing compares to seeing it with your own eyes, in person, up close and personal. The museum is small, and will not take you long to go through - having a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of classic painting of Virgin Mary and child, some unfinished michaelangelos and the impressive David statue, I couldn't walk away from it and much bigger than I expected. A must see! Tip: museum is free first Sunday of month - but get there early

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You're literally paying €12,50 just to see the David. There's nothing else speacial about the place. If you're on a budget, save yourself some money and just look at the very accurate replica in front of Palazzo Vecchio.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went there just to see David, and there I was, walking in circles in awe around the marble statue. It's inspiring, feels warm and alive with the details his creator gave him. An emotional trip.

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Southern Pines, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This gallery is a must see. The David is magnificent. Wonderful works of art. The gallery is well displayed and the statues are beautiful works of art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You see copies of him all over Florence -- in all sizes and manufactured from every kind of material. (Parts of him even appear on men's undershorts in the very touristy shops!) But the real David is magnificent beyond description. Travelling in January (with daily temperatures reaching into the 60's (F), we had him -- as well as all the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Let me start with a level playing field, I know nothing about art. The Accademia and the statue of David is something that everyone should see. you walk in the door and immediately realize how impressive this work actually is.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were lucky to visit here in January so could stroll in without a queue - wonderful. David is stunning - and worth the visit. But there is not a great deal else to keep your attention for long, unless you happen to love Pre-Renaissance Church art - then this is the place for you!

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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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