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Santa Maria del Carmine

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Address: Piazza del Carmine, 50124 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 238 2195
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10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Description: An elegant church decorated by Masaccio's famous frescoes on the life of...
An elegant church decorated by Masaccio's famous frescoes on the life of St. Peter.
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Very lovely church

I realize that the draw is usually the Brancacci Chapel, but I visited on a Sunday when the chapel was closed. However, the main church was very much worth a visit. I attended... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Santa Maria delle Carmine (free entry) is located in the Oltrarno district and is where you find the worldly Brancacci Chapel. You can visit the church through its main entrance, instead of the side entrance which leads directly to the Brancacci Chapel. The church was originally built in 1268. Today it features an incomplete and somewhat sombre facade. However, the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The Massaccio frescos are beautifully lit and easy to study. But to process the tourists and sell souvenirs any semblance of this being a holy place has been lost. So lucky to have seen it first 50 years ago. But compared with the queues elsewhere in Florence,it wasa pleasant visit. And there's a great trattoria for lunch nearby (Trattoria del... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I realize that the draw is usually the Brancacci Chapel, but I visited on a Sunday when the chapel was closed. However, the main church was very much worth a visit. I attended a portion of the Sunday morning mass and was able to view the painted ceilings and ornate interiors at my leisure. It is a very lovely church... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is a smaller attraction but has some amazing art works, deeply symbolic of the many upheavals in Florence history, told in a biblical reference. Not on the usual tourist trail so less crowded than ,most. A must for history buffs and scholars.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Dont leave Florence without paying a visit to the Santa Maria del Carmine and its Brancacci Chapel with the stunnng frescoes of Masaccio,Masolino and others. One of the highlights of your visit, far too often forgotten!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Across the river in the Oltrarno area is the non-descript unfinished exterior of the Santa Maria delle Carmine Church. Hiding inside is a fabulous high Baroque/Rococo interior space, punctuated in the right transept by the intense Cappella Brancacci frescoes, lovely trompe-l'oeil paintings in the nave & transept ceilings, & the Corsini Chapel in the left transept. The nave ceiling was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We thought that this was possibly our best visit in Florence. The 'expulsion of Adam and Eve from Eden' is as well worth seeing as the guide books say. It was not busy when we were there and no-one was enforcing the 15 minutes per visit rule.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

The Church of Santa Maria delle Carmine was founded in the 14th century. It is famous for its Brancacci Chapel, which has an entrance fee, but is well worth seeing. It has frescoes by Masolini, Masaccio and Filippino Lippi. The best artist was Masaccio who painted in a very realistic manner and became the role model of other artists. His... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

Frescoes in the Chapel were beautiful but was disappointed that neither the media room nor the room of the last supper were open. At 6 euros I felt the price to view the chapel was a little steep

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Dont believe guide book opening times. This church like most in Florence closes 12 - 2 pm. As like most of the churches we visited in Florence this one is free entry and empty. Why ? When will people realise that there is more to Florence than the Uffizi and the disappointing duomo

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Address: Address: Piazza del Carmine, 50124 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 238 2195
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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