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Accademia Gallery

Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, 50122 Florence, Italy
055 2388612
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Art Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Europe's first school of drawing, this museum of art is chiefly...
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Art Museums, Museums
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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Palmer, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

My husband is not big into art like myself but he was fascinated by Michelangelo's David. It is well positioned so you see him from afar and he only gets more beautiful as you get closer. The museum has a lot of religious art and musical instruments. Nice bathrooms downstairs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We visited here in October 2013. There are many religious paintings here as well as other Michelangelo sculptures but the main attraction is the original Statue of David - this is awesome!!!. The statue in Palazzo Vecchio is a copy. If you get a Firenze card (Florence card) you can skip the queue to get entry. No photos are allowed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Another must see in Florence. To see Michaelangelo's David in real life was amazing. And the other pieces by Michaelangelo- the Prisoners and the Pieta just show the genius, even if you're not an expert.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

David of Michelangelo, the colossal marble sculpture of Michelangelo, with a height of 5.16 m, I had the opportunity to personally admire it in October 2014 at the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence (Firenze). The sculpture is impressive not only for its immeasurable beauty, but also for reminding us the biblical scene: the expression of serene strength of the Old Testament... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Having seen many, many photos of Michelangelo's David, I was looking forward to seeing the real thing. I was not disappointed. There is just no way that photos of any sort do this work of art justice. First, it's HUGE. Secondly, the marble has an ethereal glow that doesn't translate well in photos. Everything else in the Gallery is amazing,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I visited on December 16th, arrived at 9.50 without having prebooked and queued for about 5 minutes. Worth the entrance fee just to see David and marvel at the sheer beauty and artistry. Awesome in the true sense of the word. Spent about one and a half hours in total , browsing the works displayed but, for me, after having... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

First things first- make it a point to go on Sunday- entrance fee is waived and you'll save the Euros to spend on something else! The Accademia was built to house Michaelangelo's David. It is certainly the focal point and is absolutely incredible, but don't miss the other beautiful sculptures (particularly Michaelangelo's four slaves in the hall leading to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

If you happened to be in Florence, there is no reason why you should skip the Accademia Gallery to have a look at the famous sculpture David by Michaelangelo, a masterpiece of art in Italy during the Renaissance period. While one should always expect an admiring crowd around the statute, it pays to stay a while and appreciate it from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

The statue is an architectual marvel. Amazing detail and perfection of the human form. Make sure to read uo on why the statue was carved the way it was- this makes it even more spectacular. The rest of the museum was not much. I personally am not much moved by renisaunce paintings so I am not a good person to... More 

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Theydon Bois, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Well as I've been asked to review, I might as well. It was a phenomenal in 1973. Particularly the guard who was vexed at an American's failure to observe the "NO FLASH PHOTOGRAHY" and smashed his expensive SLR to the floor in pieces.

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