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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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Incredible paintings

Inc redible paintings. Each cell had its own painting. Enjoyed the solemnity of the monastery. Interesting, too, that a couple famous locals had cells there until they decided to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Inc redible paintings. Each cell had its own painting. Enjoyed the solemnity of the monastery. Interesting, too, that a couple famous locals had cells there until they decided to move on! The church next door exhibited a lot of gold gild, a couple of lifelike statues of the Blesses Mother and the scourged Christ. I went for "high mass" and... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Not to be missed are the Fra' Angelico frescoes. Fortunately, you can enjoy these in a serene, contemplative atmosphere that the painter originally intended -- this place doesn't seem to get the crowds.

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Clinton, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is one of the true highlights of Florence. While others line up to get into the Accademia across the street to see Michelangelo's David, few travelers venture into this beautiful monastery, rich in artistic treasures and history. The frescoes by Fra Angelico in the cells and halls are reason enough to go, but the library also has a wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

San Marco is rather smaller than some of the other churches, museums and galleries of Florence but its quiet beauty is the first impression. The key attraction with is the array of frescoes by Fra Angelico, particularly those that adorn the monks' cells. Their simplicity and colour are a marvel of the renaissance. Well worth a visit.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Visiting Florence is liking walking back in time and being in the renaissance period as it happened, i'm no big art officionardo but there is so much to see and do you could easily spend 2 or 3 weeks leisurely strolling around from museum to art gallery to..... whatever takes your fancy A great place to visit and I will... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Very nice location close to S.Marco water taxi station. From any place in Vennice,water taxi is available both route 1&2. You can buy 2 days or 3 days water taxi package ticket and travel any number of times. Note that S.Marco water taxi station is most croweded and must be careful while getting in the taxi Sometime you may miss... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Each room more amazing than the next-- It is quiet and serene-- If you are at all unsure - go --this will be a peak experience. There are minimal crowds and room after room of wonderful Fra Angelico paintings-- While we loved the other museums we visited this place feels special.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

In San Marco, a monastery entirely rebuilt with the money of Cosimo de’ Medici, where he had, like all the other monks, a modest cell for reflection and relaxation, we find that “everybody is equal to everybody else, but some are more equal than others”: Girolamo Savonarola, the fanatic monk whose preaching against money and art caused the bonfire where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Any first trip to Florence should include a trip to San Marco. The building is lovely but the paintings by Fra Angelico are some of the finest of all Renaissance paintings. Don't miss this very important museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This museum was with seeing due mainly to see how Renaissance monks lived and to Savonarola's cell. There are Fra Angelico frescos and each cell is decorated with an excellent fresco.

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Address: Piazza San Marco, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 39 55 238 8608
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
Open Hours:
Monday 8:15 am - 1:15 pm
Tuesday 8:15 am - 1:15 pm
Wednesday 8:15 am - 1:15 pm
Thursday 8:15 am - 1:15 pm
Friday 8:15 am - 1:15 pm
Saturday 8:15 am - 4:15 pm

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