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Accademia Gallery

Address: Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, 50122 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055 2388612
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Type: Art museums, Monuments & statues, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Owner description: Europe's first school of drawing, this museum of art is chiefly...
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Type: Art museums, Monuments & statues, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
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.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I was not particularly impressed, and unfortunately I didn't have time to walk around and try to find the David. BOOK IN ADVANCE. Tickets are already gone a few days before. If you can't go in, there's a David replica outside, so you can pose next to that if you want.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Right in the heart of Florence is this amazing museum that houses Michelangelo's stunning David among other of his works including the Pieta. So much to see but of course the main attraction is David who is lovely to view from all angels. It's helpful to have a guide with you to explain much of what you are viewing. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

A must see. Forget every other statue in the World. David is absolutely breath taking. Crowds not too bad at this time of year either

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Went there as it was housing the David. Impressive statue. The rest of the exhibition is heavily religious lots of Jesus's. There are violins too but we didn't notice the room on the way out. Toilets and many gift shops.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I purchased tickets in advance for my visit to the museum, and arrived early to pick them up. The line to pick up tickets was in and of itself quite long. Then, you must still join a long line to enter the museum. The time on the tickets does not seem to be enforced. It seems that you are admitted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

well worth the cost. Pre-purchase tickets to avoid the lines, which can be long any time of the year. May be a service charge, but worth it. The "David" is absolutely incredible along with the musical instrument museum. Don't miss the musical instruments, as a lot of people do. Walking distance from most hotels and only steps from the center... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The Academia is the home of the original statue of David. There are many other examples of Michaelangelo's works here as well, but David is the reason to go. It's quite a thing to take in. I highly suggest having a local guide take you through. The information is invaluable when viewing David.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Not only is the statue of David at this gallery there are many other paintings, statues and musical instruments dating back to the early 1300's. Be prepared to wait in line to get in, even in the low season.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The whole gallery is gorgeous and simple. I thought i would need to get through like 80-90% of the museum to see the David statue by Michaelangelo, but instead there he was, through the entrance and the 2nd hall. Gorgeous works by various artists, and they limit the number of visitors in the museum to avoid packed halls. Before getting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Nothing to add here about the Academia but David is still David since our last visit and the museum remains a must see while in Florence. The museum is a good but not exceptional space past David but still absolutely a must see. One important piece of advice: Spend the money for a Florence Pass or a tour of the... More 

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