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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
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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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THE sculpture museum

I absolutely loved this museum. Of course, it houses some of the most extraordinary works of sculpture, but it also displays them in the most accessible, "friendly" way, so that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I absolutely loved this museum. Of course, it houses some of the most extraordinary works of sculpture, but it also displays them in the most accessible, "friendly" way, so that you can admire each piece and not feel overwhelmed by their number or frustrated that you can't take a proper look. So, as far as I'm concerned, I liked Bargello... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The sculptures in this old fortress are the highlight. It used to be the headquarters for the chief of police but now it is a beautiful museum. It's highlight has to be Donatello's two interpretations of "David." The armor on the top floor ranges across many centuries and is another interesting exhibit. Take a lot of time to explore this... More 

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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Donatello and Michelangelo sculptures to begin with... the rest is silence... I cried under the spell of Donatello s David!!!!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This was so much better than i expected- i went for the sculpture, which was great, but so much more here, and a big complex. Stayed about 2 hours. I think ti shouldn't be missed in Florence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The Bargello being less crowded than the Uffizi and the Accademia allows you to linger and properly view the art on display. There are also seats in the interior court yard where you can pause for a while. Check on opening times as these can be a bit random

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We discovered this place and saw that there was no line to get in, and it only cost a few euros to walk in. Then you could easily spend half a day just walking around and looking at the statues alone. Then there is the modern art gallery, and ceramics, and tools, and weapons, and so much more. If this... More 

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Wellesley MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Outstanding collection of famous statues with lots of elbow room to view and appreciate them. Skip the crowds at the Duomo and Ufizzi and make a bee line for this wonderful museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Most tourists only visit the Uffizi and the Accademia but the Bargello is definitely worth a visit as well. It has a collection of some of the most beautiful sculptures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Much to see here, quieter than most other places in Florence. Michelangelo's Bacchus and Donatello's David are to be found here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Love the Bargello. One of my favorites in a beautiful building. Be sure to see Donatello's David and compare to Michaelangelo's. Just be sure to watch out for early closings.

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Address: Via del Proconsolo 4, 50122 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055 238 8606
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:15 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 8:15 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 8:15 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 8:15 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 8:15 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 8:15 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 8:15 am - 2:00 pm

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