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Address: Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, 50122 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055 2388612
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Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
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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The Academia is known for Michelangelo's David statue. This sculpture really must be seen. It truly is magnificent. But there is much more to be seen. Some of Michelangelo's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The Academia is known for Michelangelo's David statue. This sculpture really must be seen. It truly is magnificent. But there is much more to be seen. Some of Michelangelo's "unfinished" sculptures are also in the museum, and they are spectacular as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This is where you get to see the original DAVID. Not to be missed if you are in Florence. With the card you don't have to make an appointment or wait in such a long line. There are other exhibits ti enjoy, including fascinating musical instruments

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Yes there are 3 in the city but only on real one and that is here at the Gallery. It was quite a long wait and since we didn't make reservations we waited but with the performers outside it wasn't so bad. they have people trying to sell you a fast pass or line jump for 22 Euros but its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent to see David and other works and adjoining teaching areas. unfortunately everyone else wants to see them too and crowds unavoidable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This was one place I had to take my husband and son to see. Our son is 9 but he absolutely loved the gallery and was so captivated by David that he took pictures from all angles on his Ipod and some of these we are turning into canvasses because they are so good. He just couldn't believe it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I would advise pre-purchasing the tickets and entering at the indicated time, you do not want to stand on that long line. It's fun to take al these poses in front of the statue of David.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

There are many other masterpieces in the galleries of the Accademia, but seeing the original Michelangelo sculpture of David (after slaying Goliath) is an absolute must while in Florence. Yes, it's bigger than life, but it is also extraordinarily beautiful, viewed from any angle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

the most famous sculpture in the world. What more do you need to know. If you're in Florence you simply have to see it. We bought our tickets on line before leaving for Italy and saved ourselves over an hour of waiting in line.....Fast and easy. The David is spectacular. The entire visit was under an hour which was perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

A little out from the other attractions in Florence, doesn't look very grand from the outside but once inside David is breathtakingly beautiful. Well worth a visit and not too expensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

I learned so much more by taking a tour. Our guide was passionate about Michaelangelo (life and art) and was a great teacher. He was with Cap tours. I highly recommend them, and I have NO affiliation with them. However, this is a true high point in my visit to Florence.

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