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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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An extremely quiet place

The museum of San Marco is a good but not the best .Although, it has some details that the other museum can not show you up. I expected to see more that i did in fact and for sure... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The museum of San Marco is a good but not the best .Although, it has some details that the other museum can not show you up. I expected to see more that i did in fact and for sure . What i liked more was the quiet it had inside .... it was perfect .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

After a brief hectic visit to the Academia to see David, we spent a tranquil hour viewing individual frescos in the convent cells. Don't miss the Last Supper fresco in the small refectory (same location as the gift shop, don't confuse with the large refectory). But for me the star of the show was the Beato Angelico at the top... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Welcome to the convent! The place has a really authentic feel, and feels quite differently from the standard museum. The frescoes are stunning. Fra Angelico's Annunciation is one of the most moving pieces I've ever seen.

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Mantua, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

A place of great calm and great beauty. Here - in the cells of monks past and present - you will be able to view the world's finest collection of frescoes by Fra Angelico. Every one is a small gem. And the library has a wonderful display of religious texts showing the loveliness of the book - a loveliness never... More 

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Baden, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I sort of bumped in to this place as I had some time. Very nice place, peaceful. Has a lot of information, probably you need to get informed ahead of your visit. Staff were very polite.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

A lovely retreat to visit with peaceful Tuscan gardens and amazing artefacts. It usually closes at 1.30 so make sure you arrive early.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Very old artwork inside. Where the monks used to stay. If you have a week in Florence, then it is worth the visit.

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Birchwood, WI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Many frescos here. But many are faded and many are the same. Worth a visit, but if pressed for time , go someplace else.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Slightly off the main tourist track, but amazing for those on the renaissance trail. The frescos are obviously superb and are an important step in the story of western art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Frescoes by Fra Angelico, especially the famous Annunciation at the top of the stairs, are out-of-this-world. Great to visit in February and just walk in with no queues

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