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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 219 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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Definitely go on a Monday if you can to visit the museum and see the original sculptures of the replicas that are placed in the niches outside the church. The interior of the church is beautifully decorated as well, so even if you visit a different day, it is worth the experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Cool history and a nice hidden gem. Bring Rick Steve's audio guide with you to learn about the statues and what they many the Renaissance

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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I discovered this church because on the outside there is a ticket bboth that sells last minute tickets to both the Accademia and Uffizi and all you pay is the regular price of the ticket plus a service charge of 4 euros. This is for real. Tickets are from the Flornece museum. I had reservations for the Accadmia by hotel... More

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Cumberland, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

One of the joys of our trip to Italy was stopping in churches that were pretty much unknown to us and explore the wonderful art in them. Orsanmichele is not to be missed! The museum is only opened on Mondays, so if you are in Florence on a Monday, go there! Even if you cannot get into the museum (no... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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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