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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 #28 of 220 attractions in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Art Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

The Church of Orsanmichele is located close to the Dome, and is a beautifully decorated one. Inside the photos are not allowed with flash, even though the guards told me that all the photos are forbidden. Anyway, is a quiet and peaceful place of worship and the entrance is free to the museum (open only Monday) and to the church.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Beautiful architecture on the outside, but the museum inside holds the original sculptures of saints that were once in the external niches. The building was originally used for selling of wheat, while the upper was designed to serve as the granary. Two of the piers are actually hollow and were used to move the grain between floors; the slots through... More

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Market Rasen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The Church of Orsanmichele is a beautiful 14th century building, originally a grain store but subsequently transformed into a place of worship. Entry to the church is free, as it is to the museum, which is only open on Mondays. The museum exhibits the statues that formerly decorated the exterior of the church and is well worth a visit. There... More

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Da Nang, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Located on the way to the Piazza della Signoria from the Duomo, it has become almost missed. There is a statue of a variety of artisans to the outer wall of the building, you do not look like a valid church much, but quaint and outside was quite different there is a chapel inside. Cage the guards inside, photography was... More

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Reading, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The museum, which houses all of the original statues which used to be displayed in the outside niches at the Orsanmichele church is only open on Mondays. To enter the museum, you must enter Orsanmichele church, make an immediate left, then climb a long flight of steps. The museum exhibits are well sign posted and offers commentary on each of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Definitely worth a visit! Little known church tucked away in the main shopping area of Florence, great tabernacle..and it's free!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Outside, you have numerous sculptures of biblical evangelists and St George, latter by Donatello. Inside, an exquisite ensemble of altarpieces and paintings by Orcagna, among others.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

You are in for a surprise when you enter this church. The building and artwork are truly impressive. If you don't know about this church you must check it out.

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We popped in. We popped out. No time. But it was a very nice church, definitely worth a quick look see.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

An escape from the crowds and noise of central Florence, Orsanmichele is beautiful and historic church. Right in the centre of the other more well-known attractions it holds it's own against them, but for no fee! With it's ornate decoration this church is the perfect place to sit and find peace amongst the storm of tourism that often fills Florence's... More

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