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Museo di San Marco

Piazza San Marco 1, Florence, Italy
39 55 238 8608
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Ranked #8 of 211 Attractions in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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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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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Very interesting place to visit, especially the Savonarola suite of cells. Hardly any other visitors there, in November.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

My wife had heard that the fresoes at San Marco were well worth a visit, so during a day in Florence last week we made a point of visiting. By chance we arrived five minutes after the (free!) English-speaking tour had started, led by a guide named Alessandro. We caught up the small tour group and spent the next hour... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We checked in advance about a guided tour and were told to arrive at 1220 for an English language tour starting 1230 daily (Tuesdays onwards). Our guide started promptly and took us on a glorious journey through the sublime panels and frescoes of Fra Angelico. Our guide's comments were illuminating and informed. He communicated a joy and understanding of the... More

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Lugano, Switzerland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

contains paintings Di Beato Angelico, perhaps the most beautiful of all, the museum also houses works by Domenico Ghirlandaio, Fra Bartolomeo, Jacppo Vignali and many others, is a visit that does not disappoint, even the time available ò always too little to admire and enjoy these works of art.

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Port of Spain, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The place is just breathtakingly beautiful. Was so amazed and was in awe. Gold ceilings everywhere, marble columns. A must see in Florence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I walked slowly through San Marco. The energy is so peaceful throughout the entire place. The Monk's cells each have paintings which they prayed under. The angels wings sparkle in the painting at the top of the stairs. I read The Birth of Venus and Inferno so seeing Savonarola's living quarters was interesting. We strolled leisurely through here while following... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

When you enter San Marco, you feel as though you've stepped into another world--the world of monks living in 15th century Florence,.When I was there in October, 2014,that sensations was enhanced because there wren't many tourists who seemed to have identified this place on their "must see" list, and no tour groups at all arrived during the hour and more... More

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

On our second visit we were lucky enough to be there for an English tour. Our guide made everything come alive with his enthusiasm. This is a lovely museum made even better with his explanations. I highly recommend it!

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This museum is in a convent near the Accademia gallery. Each of the approximately 30 rooms of the dormitory contains a fresco by Fra Angelico. This is a must-see if you love art.

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Chicago Suburbs
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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This monastery is famous for it's wonderful Fra Angelico frescoes & it was at one time the home of the famous monk, Savonarola who tried to reform the Catholic church & the city of Florence. San Marco gives one an insider view of what life in a monastery was like.

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