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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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David was amazing!

Whilst in Florence we rented an apartment just up the road from the Accademia and it was suggested we go and see Michelangelo's David. I wasn't that fussed in all honesty as had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Whilst in Florence we rented an apartment just up the road from the Accademia and it was suggested we go and see Michelangelo's David. I wasn't that fussed in all honesty as had seen so many pictures and thought it was simply another statue - so what. However I was persuaded, and as I turned the corner of the hall... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Long lines if ticket not booked in advance, however, you can book it in just a day in advance (for 4 euros extra on top of 12.50)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I was so happy I decided to brave the large crowds to go and see David! I was amazed at the amount of detail in the David statue. You could even see the veins in his hand! The amount of detail in all of the statues on display were simply amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately my tour group spent a very brief amount of time here. We only really spent any time on the 12 slaves and David then had to rush off to our next location. The little bit I saw and the information provided by our guide was fascinating. I really loved Michaelangelo's believe that the sculptures were already in the marble... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The real David was more amazing that I thought it would be. However, the rest of the gallery is somewhat disappointing, badly set out and lit pictures and lots of plaster moulds etc. We bought Firenze tickets, for 72 euros, which sounds a lot, but we used the whole value and jumped all the queues, so worth it for that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was part of a tour group and we were fortunate to have a local guide telling us about what we were seeing. It was worth it to see David, in my opinion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Should have gotten the highest score, if only for the David and some other, unfinished works by Michelangelo, but since every visitor to Florence will come here anyway, the gallery got "tired", careless and crowded, somewhat dusty and undeservedly unattractive. Except for the David, who really is an artistic Goliath.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We had a 9.15 prebooked ticket and got in without queuing. I think we were lucky. It's a small museum, with David being the main attraction by far. There were some unfinished Michaelangelo statues before David too. They were worth looking at. The rest of it is religious art. As ever, it was crowded with your groups. There's also an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Purchased timed tickets before we got to Florence and well worth it. Huge queues when we arrived so great to be able to get in a separate line for the allocated time slot. I get the impression that many tourists who see the statue of David in the town square are not aware that it is a fake. To see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Go to the museum in the afternoon, the line is shorter. I purchased a skip the line ticket and the fee was 28.50 euros. Standing in line ticket was 16 euros.

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