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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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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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If you do not have a prepaid ticket to get in, you will be approached in the queue to do a tour, pay immediately, go in immediately. Well worth it in tourist season. A must see... read more

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you do not have a prepaid ticket to get in, you will be approached in the queue to do a tour, pay immediately, go in immediately. Well worth it in tourist season. A must see whilst in Florence, David disapointing.

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Nuriootpa, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Can't express my sense of awe & wonder when I first saw the statute of David. Looked at it from every angle for 30 minutes. Michelangelo was a true genius! And his "prisoner" statues are amazing! But the rest of the Gallery is filled with amazing statues & art, & we happily spent another hour or so admiring the wonderful... More 

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Tokoroa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The statue of David was the highlight here, a true masterpiece, so prefect. Definitely worth the tour, we learnt s fair bit about Michelangelo and his life. Awesome to see al, the busts the students are working with.

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Karachi, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

No matter how much you see the photos, David is soooo much better in real. One can't imagine the way it has been made- with so much beauty and power and passion. The remaining of the gallery - i thought was okay- but def worth going to Academia to see this Larger than Life statue.

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Oakville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This gallery / museum is easy to find and walk to from most tourist hotels and is priced at 12,5 Euro . The walk through takes approx 2 hours and is notable for the official David statue along with other paintings and statues form the 14 and 15th century mainly. Not as good value as the Uffizzi due to price... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The only thing is the Mihelangelo's David but it is not to be missed. The most amazing piece of sculpture in the world!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the Firenze card so I figured it would be easy to pop in, see the main event and head out! No lines, but from what I hear January is a low time for tourists. I did decide to browse some of the other pieces before rushing to see David, and honestly most of it is just not for... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Only one thing to see there: David. Sorry,but I'm really bored with religious paintings. How many Annunciations can you take in?

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The singular most impressive moment of art viewing that I have experienced after visiting museums throughout the world. Waiting in line to gain entrance to the Accademia doesn't seem like it is going to be worth it, but it absolutely was. There was an interesting show on the artistry of/within monasteries which ended just shy of the gallery showcasing Michaelangelo's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It is one thing to read about or to see the statue of David, but it is entirely another to stand before this edifice. The intricacies of the sculpture, the sheer size. Thus truely is a masterpiece. But there was so much more in the museum to see. Other uncompleted works by Michaelangelo, paintings, frescoes, statues, busts & plasterwork. The... More 

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San Marco
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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