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Accademia Gallery

Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, 50122 Florence, Italy
055 2388612
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Ranked #9 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Everything you expect it to be, and with fantastic views too. So much to look at my six hour visit just wasn't enough. Have a coffee in the roof terrace cafe, the views are amazing.

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Edina, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

The David was certainly a must see attraction in Florence but I was a bit let down by the somewhat underwhelming exhibits in the rest of the museum. The David should be the icing on the cake, not the whole cake.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

David was a true masterpiece, along with the unfinished works of Michelangelo. We were told we couldn't get tickets but walked up and were able to get in.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Buy tickets in advance, very busy! However you will soon realize why it's so famous! There are many impressive statues as well as the David, too!

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Go see David! You might think it's a very cliché tour, but oh, believe me...it's for a reason. This museum is beautiful in every way possible...plus seeing Miguel Angel's David is one experience you can't miss...it's breathtaking. The line to enter is VERY long. You can spend from 1 to 4 hours in line, so plan ahead! Even if you... More

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Wayne, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

All of my previous views of The David have been with pictures and reproductions. Nothing (nothing!) compares to seeing it in person. Take the advice to pre-purchase your tickets and find the right door to pick it up.

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New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Worthwhile, not only for seeing David, (that area is always crowded) but for the smaller areas with tapestries, etc. Definitely book ahead - even then you have to take your reservation to door 51 across the street to get the real ticket - and then line up in the reserved line. Skip the audio tour which covers only a small... More

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Central Point, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Everyone that visits Florence must go to the Accademia Gallery and see the impressive statues, but most importantly, David. There are lots of other statues within the building that are incredible as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

A well organised gallery with David at it's heart. There are long queues so book online or look for the tour-guides in yellow shirts outside. For 29 Euros, including ticket, you can jump the queue and have an informative tour. Our guide told us the history and context of the art and dramatically improved our understanding of Florentine art.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

A must visit place if travelling to Florence. The museum is well laid out so that large groups can see everything.

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