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Santa Maria delle Carmine

Piazza della Carmine, 50124 Florence, Italy
+39 055 238 2195
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Ranked #60 of 225 Attractions in Florence
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: An elegant church decorated by Masaccio's famous frescoes on the life of St. Peter.
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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215 reviews 215 reviews
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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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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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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Dungannon, United Kingdom
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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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Malaga, Spain
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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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Florence, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

This Church is a church built for the people - with accompanying convent, hospital and old people sanctuary - unlike neighbouring Santa Spirito, which was built purely as a place of worship for the rich people of the area. It is interesting as the Monastery that took in the 8 year old orphaned Fillipo Lippi where the other Monks had... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

The gorgeous, colorful frescoes fill the Branacci side chapel from floor to ceiling and are both beautiful in and of themselves and an important breakthrough in Renaissance art. If you'd be interested in some background on the art and history of the place, bring along a Blue Guide or read up on Renaissance art a little beforehand -- it's worth... More

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Okemos, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

I was surprised at how few people were here. The Brancacci Chapel draws many visitors because of the famous Giotto paintings of St. Peter, but compared to other churches in the city, it seemed empty. Which made for a lovely, spiritual, contemplative experience. The baroque architecture is quietly spectacular and I was glad I spent time here.

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