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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
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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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Fra Angelico and Savoranola

Fra Angelico's lovely paintings. The tragic Savoranola who stuck to his principles knowing what would be his fate. Cosimo de Medici's 'humble cell'. The amazing Biblioteca. A joy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fra Angelico's lovely paintings. The tragic Savoranola who stuck to his principles knowing what would be his fate. Cosimo de Medici's 'humble cell'. The amazing Biblioteca. A joy for me. Second visit. Hopefully, not my last

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

- - - or you will be shown the door, even without a flash. Fantastic paintings and architecture. Again, do a google search and read up on the structure and history of its development

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was not overly impressed by this convent turned museum. A few impressive frescos by Fra Angelico but I personally didn't think it was worth the admission. Just across the street from the Accademia if you're interested in stopping by after visiting David

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The fantatic frescos on the ceiling of the cloisters are beautiful, however, be prepared. On the first floor where the monks cells are, each one has a jaw dropping fresco that defies belief. So much detail for each and every cell. The examples of the pencil drawings as 'work-ups' to the frescos are so touching.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A gem of a place. The convent Museo of San Marco with all the Fra Angelico frescoes is an impressive site. You can also visit the cell of Savonarola and some good works by Fra Bartholomeo and a good Last Supper by Ghirlandaio

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing art, beautiful setting. The cells used by priests were very interesting. Great way to experience how they lived.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were suggested to visit the San Marco Museum as a fine place which is not crowded but has a surprising wealth of art. There is indeed a church here but there is also a delightful cloister like central court for relaxation and peaceful thought. There are galleries downstairs off this court as well. There are several works by Fra... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had not visited San Marco for many years and was totally stunned at the beauty. The buildings are amazing but best of all is the room full of manuscripts which are hand illuminated, magical stuff and best of all the amazing wall murals by Fran Angelico. It was a really cold December day but we just couldn't drag ourselves... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the center, want to get away from the crowds.. walk up to pza. San Marco and enjoy some quiet time... spiritual and physical restoration. being a tourist can take a lot out of you. :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have to see the Fra Angelico paintings in the Hospice and the frescoes in the monks' cells to understand the spirituality of the age. Special attention to the cell of Savonarola.

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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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