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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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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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Go for one reason: The Brancacci Chapel

I've been to the Brancacci Chapel four times now and have never, otherwise, been in Santa Maria del Carmine. There are many more churches in Florence that have greater art to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Arrived excepting to see the frescos and much more of the other spaces within the church; however, we were limited to the chapel of the frescos, which were great, but there is much more to see. If you want to see the art only, there is value, but I expected more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I've been to the Brancacci Chapel four times now and have never, otherwise, been in Santa Maria del Carmine. There are many more churches in Florence that have greater art to see... if you're there, of course, you can stop in. But spend the time in the cloister, the Brancacci -- a masterpiece of world art. The frescoes in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This church is located about 1 km from the Ponte Vecchio and access is not so good but it's worthwhile visiting here just to see Masaccio's famous fresco 'Expulsion from the Garden of Eden' which benchimarks the new expression of the Renaissance paintings.

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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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A warm evening with a cocktail in your hand and great company is the ideal way to experience Piazza Santo Spirito; the area is busiest at sunset for happy hour. Visitors cannot hide their astonishment sitting on the staircase under the Basilica of Santo Spirito, and they cannot help but stare at the architectural masterpieces like Bianca Cappello House, Fontana dello Sprone and San Frediano in Cestello and Santa Maria delle Carmine churches. Tourists and Florentines alike join up in the area between Santo Spirito and San Frediano, connecting the Tuscan soul to the international spirit permeating the city.
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