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Museo di San Marco

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Address: Piazza San Marco, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 39 55 238 8608
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8:15 am - 1:15 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:15 am - 1:15 pm
Sat 8:15 am - 4:15 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Opened to the public in 1869, this museum houses the largest collection of...
Opened to the public in 1869, this museum houses the largest collection of sacred art in Florence including a sweeping fresco by Giovanni Antonio Sogliani and a superb collection of works by Mariotto Albertinelli.
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Beato Angelico Frescoes well worth the visit here!

Aside from the frescoes the exhibit of illuminated manuscripts is outstanding. The exhibit shows how the paper and inks were made. Cells for the monks decorated with additional... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Aside from the frescoes the exhibit of illuminated manuscripts is outstanding. The exhibit shows how the paper and inks were made. Cells for the monks decorated with additional frescoes are interesting. This was not too crowded which made it much more enjoyable and easy to experience!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Lucky us! When we visited, there were art students who gave us a free guided tour. We went there for Fra Angelico's The Annunciation, which was stunning. For all the times we saw the painting in print, we had no idea that Gabriel's wings were 'sparkly'! The monk's cells are preserved, each with a devotional painting including St Dominic, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

A beautiful building that holds some of the most impressive pieces of art seen in Florence. A lot easier to see than some of the other Uffizi or Accademia where the queues can take hours.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Unbelievably moving to see the frescoes of Fra Angelico. The main event is his Annunciation, but there are many more - one for each monk's cell in the monastery. Get up close and take pictures. It's not crowded. Only bad thing was website says it closes at 1:50 with no admissions for last half hour. We arrived at 1:14 on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The frescos are more than impressive and intimately capture the emotions of figures. The dormitry upstairs are beautifully preserved. I did not use the guidebook sold at the entrance (which costs 10 euros) because I actually did a lot of research before going. I regret it now. The fact that there is very very limited English description (except the library... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Must see museum. A paid service, but worth the penny you spend. All places are nearby and can be used to spend time in Florence

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This place was wonderful. Until you actually see the frescos in real life there is no photo or video that can give you the feeling they evoke. This along with the Brancacci chapel was the highlight of Florence. In fact, much better than the overcrowded Uffice Gallery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

An important attraction in Florence is the Museo di San Marco (€4 per adult, €2 per student) found at the small piazza San Marco. This church complex holds the largest collection of sacred arts in Florence including numerous works by the early Renaissance Master Fra Angelico. There is much artwork at San Marco that can leave a lasting impression, particularly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is an amazing place. The bottom floor houses a cloister and several side rooms of some very good artworks. The upstairs floor is the mind-blower. As you reach the top of the stairs you are greeted by Fra Angelico's famous Annunciation. Then there are 43 monks' cells, each with a fresco by Fra Angelico - all in perfectly good... More 

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Washington State
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Fra Angelico's 15th Century frescos are wonderful. Worth the visit. Also visit Savonarola's rooms and see his chair and desk.

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