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Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele

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Address: Via Arte della Lana 1/Via de' Calzaiuoli, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055-284-944
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This extraordinary structure testifies to the historic evolution of the...

This extraordinary structure testifies to the historic evolution of the city, which once served as a granary in the gardens of the Sisters of San Michele during Florence's mercantile period.

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Lot of stairs .... But worth it

All the statues outside Orsanmichele are copies. To see the originals you must enter the church - worth a visit in its own right - and go up an old but long flight of steps to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Gwann, Malta

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San Gwann, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the statues outside Orsanmichele are copies. To see the originals you must enter the church - worth a visit in its own right - and go up an old but long flight of steps to the first floor. There you will see very close the original statues by Ghiberti, Verrochio and Donatello just to mention some (St George of... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will surely pass by Orsanmichele on your way from Florence's Duomo to Piazza della Signoria or vice-versa. Try not to miss it. Its four facades covered with well-known Renaissance artits sculptures (nowadays, most are copies) will make you think of an old guild building rather than in a church... but it is. And what a church! Besides its elegant... More 

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church is gorgeous inside and out. Inside is the breathtaking Gothic altarpiece constructed in marble. The outside statues are fakes, but you can see the real ones in the museum above the church. Wonderful views there so take your camera!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

deceptively 'simple' but then, when you look closely at the statues on the walls facing a busy central street, you see expressive beauty in stone that is unbelievable the interior of the church is simple ... I hear the museum itself across the street is full of wonderful things but we did not go this time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

On Monday the upper floors are open, and you can see most of the original statues. FYI the ones outside are copies. The top floor offers splendid views of the center. The Church itself is wonderful as well. Don't use a flash with your camera, the guard will yell at you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This is a lovely unassuming church in the center of Florence with an outstanding architecture, superb facade and decorations testifying to city's superbly rich architectural and artistic heritage.A definitely not -to-miss gem in Florence.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

This was quite an impressive church that started out as a granary and continued after ground floor was made into church with granary above. The large pillars in church are also chutes down which one put the grain when it was purchased.Church history also make's it clear how important the guilds were in Renaissance Florence.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Orsanmichele is one of Florence’s oldest churches and well worth a visit. Its free to enter (donations are invited) and the church is extremely beautiful; perhaps a little less ornate than some of the many religious sites in Florence but is none the less striking for that. The building has its own museum with some amazing statues on display. Ascending... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Statues at the façade are really masterpieces, but the interior is really hard to describe. I have not been in many such calm places. I really enjoyed it. The tabernacle is really remarkable piece of art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Orsanmichele is place with unique history. It is definitely worth to learn more about this place and understand it's spirit. On monday you can also visit the upper floors where is the museum with statues which were decorating the facade before!

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