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Galleria dell'Accademia

Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, 50122 Florence, Italy
055 2388612
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As featured in 3 days in Florence
Ranked #34 of 214 attractions in Florence
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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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Monpazier, France
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Ground floor is wonderful. David is truly amazing and the unfinished prisoners worth the trip themselves. Upstairs medieval altar pieces are for specialists I would suggest. Best option for timed tickets - Orsanmichele ticket booth. And they don't check ticket times - just that you have one!

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I am not a huge art/art history buff but this museum was awe inspiring. Seeing the statue of David was impressive enough! I did not buy tickets in advance and I showed up maybe a half hour after opening times. The line was around the block but it moved fast and I only had to wait 20-25 minutes. It was... More

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Tehran
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

it was not a high season when we were in florence,early in April.so we did not buy the tickets online,just went in the line at around 9:00am and we were in at 9:30.note it's closed on Mondays. the architecture is really wonderful.the rooms and corridors will guide you to the Davide hall and you'll be shocked when all the beauty... More

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Seattle, Washington
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72 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Tickets: Yes, buy online. If can't, two options. 1) Jump in line to right of entrance (the long line). Random times of day, not just late, it can be short(er). Or, 2) Be there at opening, 0815, or few minutes earlier (not more). Either go right in. Or buy tickets for your party with a reserved time later. Ticket office... More

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Aurora, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This was a small, but truly worth it museum. While other Florence museums certainly have more, this was well worth the time. We luckily had timed tickets (which I highly recommend) as the line at times was long. We were able with our tickets to proceed in after only a brief wait. Some of the other interesting items in the... More

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Rome, Italy
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

If you are not actively looking for the Galleria dell'Accademia, you likely will not find it. It is very unassuming from the outside. But once inside, you won't be disappointed. Even if you are not an art lover, you cannot help but be mesmerized by David. I was awestruck by the sculpture. Every little detail carved so intricately - you... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Truly the most single piece of beautiful sculpture anywhere. And I know its my opinion, but one that happy to share. Breathtaking...even from afar. The closer you approach you see how dazzlingly he is; from the soft left side, to hard eyes and furled brow on the left. Even been lucky to see the PIETA in Roma and that spiritual,... More

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Barrie, Canada
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I walk with a cane, so we didn't have to wait in line. It's the only reason we bothered to go. Even so, it wasn't worth the effort getting here. Small gallery which after seeing Uffizi a couple days before was a waste of time. The only thing here is David. The staff here aren't very polite or interested. They... More

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La Grange, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I missed Galleria dell'Accademia the first time I was in Florence. So glad we were able to get in this visit. Loved the museum - there is so much to see in addition to David.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Most people rush in and scoot around the ground floor looking at the magnificent collection of altar pieces, sculptures and plaster work, and then spend the rest of their time gazing at the statue of David. If this was all your visit, then it was a good visit. However, there is a first floor, and this has some amazing exhibits... More

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