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Museo Nazionale del Bargello (Bargello Museum)

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Address: Via del Proconsolo 4, 50122 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055 238 8606
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Sun - Sat 8:15 am - 2:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Housed in the Palazzo del Podesta (1255 AD) as the residence of Florence's...
Housed in the Palazzo del Podesta (1255 AD) as the residence of Florence's chief magistrate, this museum houses an unrivalled collection of Italian Renaissance sculpture.
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So much to see and do here

We ran out of things to do until we stumbled upon this and there was so much to see and do we spent hours and it became our favorite thing in Florence. So many areas and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We ran out of things to do until we stumbled upon this and there was so much to see and do we spent hours and it became our favorite thing in Florence. So many areas and information to see and learn.

England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The room showing Donatello's David and some earlier works give a fascinating glimpse in to the way his style and skills developed as well as a chance to compare with Verocchio's David.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

There is something about this museum that pretty much makes it my favourite place in Florence.... It might be the austere beauty of the building or possibly the range of exhibits - you wont be overloaded with Italian renaissance painting here. Instead you will see a fascinating collection of armour and weaponry, some excellent bronzes, colourful religious plaques and of... More 

Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This sculpture museum should not be missed. Donatello, Michelangelo, lots of great stuff. Be sure to give it an hour every trip to Florence. This and the Medici Chapel of San Lorenzo are the two top sculptural museums.

North Bonneville, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

only open til 130 so you have to plan your site seeing around the hours. Building itself has an interesting history. Wonderful statues in the collection. Be prepared to spend quite a while in here if you enjoy art

Utrecht
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We really enjoyed this museum: it has everything and it is not boring at all. I think that children would enjoy it too!

Chino Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I may have missed this if it wasn't part of the museum pass, but found many beautiful pieces of art. Doesn't take much time at all to see all the splendor. Worth a visit!

SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

If you go to just one museum in Florence, go the Bargello. The finest Renaissance sculpture is here, including both Donatello's and Verrochio's David. The building is fascinating as well.

Belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Completely under-rated gallery which use to be the City's old prison and home of the chief of police. It's now home to a large collections of arts and sculpture over 3 floors

Big Bear Lake, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

My wife and I caught this sight while in Florence recently. We had bought the Firenze Card so entry was included and there was no waiting in line to get in. We found the museum more enjoyable than we thought it might be based on the things we had read about it and the many works of art (sculptures) were... More 

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