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Address: Via Arte della Lana 1/Via de' Calzaiuoli, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055-284-944
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: 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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A favorite church in Florence, unchurchlike in its squat solidity on the outside and multiple floors within which indicate its origins as a market. Generally free of the tourist... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A favorite church in Florence, unchurchlike in its squat solidity on the outside and multiple floors within which indicate its origins as a market. Generally free of the tourist hordes a block away around the cathedral.Richly decorated and well worth timing a visit for a Monday - the only day its museum is open. Excellent artwork in the museum upstairs,... More 

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Utica, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Because the sculptures are in the niches of the building (on outside) you can have a very interesting art experience by just walking around the perimeter of the building. Great St George by Donatello, many other sculpture celebrating (and paid for) by the guilds of Florence. If you have the time, the altar inside is beautiful. But a walkaround might... More 

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Germantown
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Incredible altar of the Madonna and architecture that makes this a must see place slightly off the main piazza and easy to get to multiple levels to view that really as good as the next

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Wolfville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Talk about an impressive alter. There is something very moving about this church! And as a surprise, the second and third floors above the cathedral are also cathedral ceiling rooms, with the second full of large statuary and used to host classical concerts among them! We went there twice!

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Marseille, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Not teh most popular church to visit, not the most grandiose but somptuous statues. Free ticket on Mondays to visit the museums with explanation given by passionate volunteers. Thanks to them for making it possible!

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Orange, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Orsanmichele was once a grain hall, then a guildhall, and then the church of the collective merchant guilds of Florence. Each guild hired a top Renaissance artist to sculpt a statue of the individual guild's patron saints to be placed in niches on the outside of the building. Among those is St. George by Donatello, commissioned by the armor guild.... More 

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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We only stopped here because it was on the Rick Steves Renaissance Audio walk but it was well worth it. Interesting history, not nearly so ostentatious as the rest of Florence and a nice place to sit for a few minutes to contemplate.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This is one of the oldest churches in Florence. Each of the guilds (trade groups) donated sculptures to adorn the church. Very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We had the church all to ourselves. It was amazing. There are usually several tour groups giving their presentations in various languages. This time, we were the only people in the church. It was so nice to be able to study the gilded tabernacle and the overall beauty of the church - in complete silence. The original sculptures which were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

A former granery turned into a church. There is a beautiful white altar inside. Admission is free. Be sure to look at the statues on the outer walls of the church, they were sponsored by the various guilds. Originals are in the museums, and these are very good copies.

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Additional Information about Church of Orsanmichele

Address: Address: Via Arte della Lana 1/Via de' Calzaiuoli, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055-284-944
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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