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Museo Nazionale del Bargello (Bargello Museum)

Via del Proconsolo 4, 50122 Florence, Italy
055 238 8606
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Ranked #12 of 210 Attractions in Florence
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Art Museums, Museums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

With the border on the top this building is a cross between a old time fort and sort of warehouse looking structure. Don't let that keep you from going in, you will be rewarded with a wonderful museum

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

If you love Donatello then the Bargello is for you. It's almost always semi empty (not sure why). Also this is one of the oldest buildings in Florence from the 1200's. Here's an album of photos from my recent visit (they are annotated) and you don't have to be a member of Facebook to view these. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10202977003727346.1073741966.1271617696&type=1&l=2dc6c53510

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Beccles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This museum Is hidden away a little but well worth a visit. The entry fee of four euros is an absolute bargin as this impressive former prison houses an impressive collection of sculptures by many of the famous artists. It is very well laid out and did not seem as crowded as some of the better know museums.

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Charlotte
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I loved seeing the other "David's" and the gradual progression to Michelangelo's David. I read Brunelleschi's Dome before traveling to Florence. I was humbled to see the original panels that both Brunelleschi and Ghiberti submitted to the panel for judging who should be granted the honor of building the dome. I also just enjoyed sitting in the courtyard and taking... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This former prison is now holds a great collection of Florentine sculpture including masterpieces by Donatello, Cellini, Michelangelo and Giambologna. It is well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This museum is hidden away but it is a must but not on a Monday as with a lot of Florence attractions they are closed.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The first thing that catches your eye is the building itself--a miniature version of Palazzo Vecchio, but without the high bell tower. Similar exterior stone and tops of the walls made for defense to protect the chief magistrate back (way back) in the day. The famous sculpture housed in this museum is all in a gallery on the first level,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Compared to other museums in Florence, this one is not a slammed as the rest. I am not complaining since it is my favorite. Donatello is my favorite Renaissance sculpture and his David and St George are 2 of my favorite pieces. It is so nice to be able to go into a museum and to be able to have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

You love the statues and exhibits as we do every time we come to Florence. The Etruscan art is also well worth the visit but the statues rival David at the Academia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

A well laid out Museum with lots of original works of art of contempory Artist as one would expect from Florence. Its hard to hide your excitement at seeing real life original carvings and sculptures bu Michael Angelo and the artist from the renaisance in their place of origin. Once again take a good camera that doesn;t rely on a... More

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