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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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So truly spiritual-and hardly any people-you got the real sense of how the monks lived and felt and prayed. Truly a bliss for the heart.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

So truly spiritual-and hardly any people-you got the real sense of how the monks lived and felt and prayed. Truly a bliss for the heart.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This place is fantastic. It is so peaceful and relaxing. No queue and so much to see. Can't recommend it enough.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Very peaceful church and convent with the monk's cells being very interesting to see. The Convent's cells all have some art in and beautiful light coming in through the small windows. Worth the walk and less busy than the more central churches.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The frescoes by Fra Angelico are so lovely I had tears in my eyes on seeing the Annunciation at the top of the staircase. This is one of very few museums where the art is in situ and one can feel the presence of the blessed Angelico in each painting. Do NOT miss this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A trip to Florence is not complete without a visit to the magnificent Museo di San Marco. Its a Fra Angelico fest with the wonderful series of cell murals and the fabulous Annunciation at the top of the stairs; but there are other treasures not to be missed too on the ground floor and in the Library.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Very good value, beautiful frescoes and an insight on monastic life in the 15th century! This museum monastery is not too crowded and offers very nice frescoes by Brother Angelico.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The museum of San Marco is a good but not the best .Although, it has some details that the other museum can not show you up. I expected to see more that i did in fact and for sure . What i liked more was the quiet it had inside .... it was perfect .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

After a brief hectic visit to the Academia to see David, we spent a tranquil hour viewing individual frescos in the convent cells. Don't miss the Last Supper fresco in the small refectory (same location as the gift shop, don't confuse with the large refectory). But for me the star of the show was the Beato Angelico at the top... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Welcome to the convent! The place has a really authentic feel, and feels quite differently from the standard museum. The frescoes are stunning. Fra Angelico's Annunciation is one of the most moving pieces I've ever seen.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

A place of great calm and great beauty. Here - in the cells of monks past and present - you will be able to view the world's finest collection of frescoes by Fra Angelico. Every one is a small gem. And the library has a wonderful display of religious texts showing the loveliness of the book - a loveliness never... More 

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