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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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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: 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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More than a Statue

It is a great little place the space David is in in perfectly matched to the statue. There is also a great display of how casting is done and some really good paintings. There was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

It is a great little place the space David is in in perfectly matched to the statue. There is also a great display of how casting is done and some really good paintings. There was no ques when we went and there were lots of art students drawing. The entrance is a bit hard to negotiate and the obligatory security... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

What a great place to visit, if time is limited hire a good guide beforehand. They will get you to the front of ticket line. That in itself is worth it. But once inside they can separate the great works from the nearly good. We had a list of what we wanted to see before we got there and the... More 

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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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Kiln, Mississippi
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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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