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Museo di San Marco

Address: Piazza San Marco, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 39 55 238 8608
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Ranked #19 of 407 things to do in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Museums
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Opened to the public in 1869, this museum houses the largest collection of sacred art in Florence...
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:15 am - 1:15 pm
Sat 8:15 am - 4:15 pm
Owner description: 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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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a fascinating museum as it gives a real insight into the monastic life. Each of the cells on the first floor have a wall painting and two have an area of floor removed to show the frescos that were discovered in the ceiling of the previous building. Well worth a visit. Allow about two hours.

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North Bonneville, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Fantastic frecoes by Fra Angelica. We thought this would be a quick visit but took much longer than we anticipated

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fotheringay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Probably the most charming, restful museum in downtown Florence. Not to be missed, and it's only a stone's throw from the David (Accademia)! Watch the opening times, though, they're not always easy to figure out.

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Liked: every single bit! Wait, no. We loved it! Disliked: difficult to find your way about, poor directional signs. Few English version explanations of various art works & displays. Once again, thank goodness for Rick Steves Guidebooks. Luckily, too, delightful Renaissance (Fra Angelico) art needs no explanation! (Why don't more "bookstores" offer those "screen saver cloths" with souvenir style "designs"... More 

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Holt, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Absolutely not to be missed. If you must, spend a few minutes admiring Michelangelo's *David* at the Accademia - and then come over here, just next door, to see some of what one of Michelangelo's greatest predecessors accomplished. Plan to spend at least an hour or two.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

Don't miss the second floor where there are different frescoes in each of the private rooms. It was a very nice museum. There was some English signage - but not for all items.

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Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Museo di San Marco has a lot to offer and I don't take back anything that I said in my previous review about the highlight of the tour - the Last Supper by Ghirlandiao - being missed as people hurry through the bookshop. That said there are other paintings by Fra Beato Angelico - including an enormous crucifixion with Saints... More 

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Moraine, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Religious art, monastery cubicles, medieval art, and statuary; museum is amazing. The cubicles each had a different (some similar) fresco of a particular saint or event in biblical history. Just being in a place of such history is an experience.

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