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Church of Orsanmichele

Via Arte della Lana 1/Via de' Calzaiuoli, Florence, Italy
055-284-944
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Ranked #31 of 210 Attractions in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Art Museums, Cultural
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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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Brussels, Belgium
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I read about this church before I came to Florence. But passed by by coincidence. I was attracked by the beautiful facades and sculptures. When I went inside, I felt very blessed. Everything was beautiful, serene. I didn't have the grave feeling when I was in other churches. Felt more like in a more artistic place. Very glad to have... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Our walking tour (Rick Steve's) led us to this Church. Outside along the walls are statues, with a few of them created by Donatello. You can enter the church for a break from the sun and heat, as well as a place to sit. This church is along a main road but seemed to not draw large crowds of tourists.

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Arlington, Virginia
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56 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I had seen 2 original sculptures from the Orsanmichele, when they came to DC for a museum tour, so I'd been curious since then to see the building in person when I finally made it to Florence. You can walk all for sides of the exterior (it doesn't abut any other buildings) and admire the large sculptures set in their... More

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Charlotte
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21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We stopped here after visiting Dante's house. The interior of the church is beautiful and we read Rick Steves guided tour while in the church.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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197 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

In art school, this was one of my favorites and yet another one of those places I have to see every time I am in Florence. My husband laughs at me because it is one of the first and last things I have do when we get in/out of town. Kind of my hello/good-bye ritual. Even though the sculptures and... More

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Island of Gozo, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The outside is not as flashy as you'll get used to see all the time in Florence, but the inside is worth a visit. And it's free!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This pretty church in the historical center of Florence, Italy has a fascinating history, The sculptures in the niches on the church facade are reproductions, but if you go on a Monday, the original Donatello and Bernini (and others) works can be viewed inside,

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Ellettsville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This church was near our hotel and the outside would not draw you in at all. It was a surprise when we stepped inside to see the detail and intricate décor. Certainly an example of not judging a book by its cover.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is no doubt a lovely monument surrounded by many special monuments. But, here is a secret. In front of the Church, there is a simple window where one can purchase tickets to the Uffizi Gallery. With these tickets you can walk straight into the Uffizi, no waiting or advance booking at all. The counter closes at 3.30 Pm. Did... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

No doubt that Florence is filled with magnificent churches with breathtaking interiors and this church is one of them. While most of the churches need an entrance fee this is free for entrance and small for an entire tour. You will not be requiring a lot of time to be spending at the place and whatever you will devote will... More

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