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Museo Novecento

Address: Piazza Santa Maria Novella 10, 50123 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055286132
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Ranked #152 of 407 things to do 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...
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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 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.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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87 reviews 87 reviews
53 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This museum might be a good choice for people who don't feel like waiting in line so long for the top sights in Florence, or if it is not your first visit to Florence. We visited this museum by chance - we needed a WC, we had a Firenze card, so "why not?" Rather than to just use the WC... More 

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Cherkasy, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've been to various modern and contemporary art museums, but Novocento was one of the most interesting. It's really great that in Florence one has an opportunity to relax and enjoy minimalism and impressionism after visiting the rest of museums, which are mainly classical.

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Holt, Missouri
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Some reviewers here seem to be confusing this disastrous dump with the Church of Santa Maria Novella. Don't do that. Santa Maria Novella is as beautiful as beautiful gets. The Museo Novecento is pathetic crap, all the way down.

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Chicago, Illinois
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201 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

We are not big lovers of modern art - but really liked Museo Novecento. The exhibit was organized by topic / timeframe - and not your typical modern art that you can't figure out what the art is. The main exhibit by room signs were in English - but not the individual pieces. We used our new Google Translate app... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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46 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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81 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
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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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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