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Museo Novecento

Piazza Santa Maria Novella 10, 50123 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #74 of 224 Attractions in Florence
Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The museum is located in the old Dominican convent of Santa Maria Novella which, together with the adjacent basilica, is one of the most prestigious... more » Owner description: The museum is located in the old Dominican convent of Santa Maria Novella which, together with the adjacent basilica, is one of the most prestigious complexes of monumental buildings in the city.The cloisters included in the visit show rare examples of fourteenth and fifteenth-century Florentine painting, including works by Paolo Uccello.The cloister leads to the old chapter house, then to the Cappella degli Ubriachi and the old Refectory, hosting a permanent exhibition. « less
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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It seemed that this museum opened recently and was for us a welcome change of scenery after visiting so many places with the most beautiful, but historic art. It is housed in a beautiful historic building and gives a very good overview of the local modern art. Very well layer out and even smart tablets available for the explanations. Walking... More

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Minneapolis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

In a city with spectacular art in spectacular settings, this is just average. It has an unusual layout with no logical progression. They should take a lesson from the other museums in town. There are NO descriptions of what you are looking at. the only section worth the trip is the Spanish chapel. The crucifix and the art on the... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Both the Church and museum are just few steps from Santa Maria novella train station. The Frescoes, stained-glass art on the main altar, the tombstones along the hallway, the relics of Saint Jerome and St.Catherine of Siena are some of the higlights of their collections. Love it!

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The Basilica of Santa Maria Novella is designed beautifully. Where one side faces the station and the other side to the p.zza de Santa Maria. Alas I was late and could not go in but yet it’s a remarkable building from outside as well.

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

The Museo di Santa Maria Novella has plenty of good art, much of it religious. There are some beautiful reliquaries with the faces of beautiful women who were martyred in the past. The Spanish Chapel has outstanding frescoes that are a must see.

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London, United Kingdom
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

A little away from the throng, this beautiful church and cloisters contain some real gems, including the Spanish chapel. Thoroughly recommended.

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Australian Abroad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

These cloisters should not be missed if you visit Florence. The art works are stunning and although they have been damaged over the centuries (particularly by the floods of 1966), are well restored and extremely beautiful. The frescoes on the theme of salvation and damnation in the Spanish chapel are absolutely wonderful! The Museum is also very good. When we... More

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

This is my second visit after several years and still amazes me. A beautiful example of Renaissance art and is included in the Firenze card (which can be purchased from the information centre on the opposite side of the building opposite the train station). Would also highly recommend a visit to the pharmacy round the corner.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

When we visited most of this was closed and so it was a bit of a disappointment and there are many other things to do and see in Florence which are more interesting and educational. Don't visit if you cannot see it all it is not worth it

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

The entrance is directly across the street from the train station. Use the Firenze Card for free access.

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