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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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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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Beautiful, Spiritual and Peaceful

This is my favorite in Florence especially the frescoes by Fra Angelico in the cells. I was looking for the annunciation in particular but frescoes in the other cells are equally... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is my favorite in Florence especially the frescoes by Fra Angelico in the cells. I was looking for the annunciation in particular but frescoes in the other cells are equally beautiful and inspring. I made it on the second attempt as we found the museum closed the first time. In fact if i had to criticise something I will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Worth making it a part of you tour. The artwork is beautiful. This is a recommended stop. The hall with arches and columns bring forth the Moorish influence.

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Adrian, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 630 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This museum was labeled by one of our guides as one of "Florence's most spiritually uplifting". I think this was a fair assessment as the religious art was indeed very deep and meaningful. The museum is a former church and convent that features the work of Dominican Friar Fra Angelico. The frescoes and other art works were worthwhile to take... More 

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Amazing collection if Fra Angelico and early italian paintings. Mt favourite period. The collection includes A large selection kf altarpieces as well as the paintings in each kf the frirars' cells, and a few surprises. Bookshop could be better stocked but this is well worth a visit

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Step away from the crowds of Florence, and enjoy this convent and museum in very peaceful settings. Very worth your time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The museum is beautiful and interesting, also close to the galleria dell'accademia but the hours are not easy to deal with.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I made reservation by mistake because I thought this was San marco in Venice.. haha . However visiting this museum was really nice. We had our visit at early morning. So quiet and lots of arts will make you happy enough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Fra Angelico murals can be seen in the cells of the old monastery attached to this church. They are amazing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

There's nothing wrong with this museum, I just don't get why everything thinks it's so special. Not bad, if you are in the neighborhood. I actually preferred visiting smaller museums in the nearby University of Firenze complex. To each his own. Don't go out of your way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Only a short walk away from 'david' so if you have a few minutes this is beautiful....the paintings are lovely, and no entrance fee so if you have some time....worth a look for sure.

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San Marco
The pleasant atmosphere of this residential area, a stone’s throw away from the Duomo of Florence, surprises everyone. A continuous flow of backpacking students provides the tranquil surroundings for the elderly residents who sit in Piazza San Marco to read the daily newspaper. Home to several universities, including the Academy of Fine Arts, San Marco is one of the most vibrant cultural centers in the city. A bridge connecting the modern cultural activity of Florence to its classic art, represented by the everlasting magnificence of the original David, resonates as a symbol of Florence and of Italy as a whole. Get lost in a Neoclassic world, a journey back in time through historic buildings like Spedale degli Innocenti (Hospital of the Innocents), San Marco church, Basilica della Santissima Annunziata, and natural jewels like the Botanical Gardens.
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