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Brancacci Chapel in Santa Maria del Carmine

Piazza del Carmine 14 | Oltrarno, Florence, Italy
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Ranked #43 of 225 Attractions in Florence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Traveler Description: Upon entering the side door at the Santa Maria del Carmine (€4.00), you find yourself visiting the Brancacci Chapel, started by Masolino da Panicale... more »
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Charlotte
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We only had half a day since we arrived on Saturday afternoon. We started at the Brancacci Chapel and it was small, quiet and a nice way to start our Florence adventure. We enjoyed the beautiful paintings and navigating through the neighborhood streets. We used the Firenze card for admission.

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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Your can't reach the Brancacci Chapel from the main entrance to the Santa Maria del Carmine- and it has it's own working hours (not like the chiesa's), so you need to look for the door on the right of the main entrance. The visit is very short, and offers only the frescoes of this small cappella. But they are exquisite!... More

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York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My daughter and I recently enjoyed a 4 night break in Florence - our 3rd visit in 5 years. This chapel was just around the corner from our lovely apartment in the Oltrano district and had not visited it before. I feel it is a "must" if you love Renaissance frescoes. They are stunning and reminded me of the wonderful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We visited the Brancacci Chapel today. The Chapel is located in the Santa Maria del Carmine church in the Oltarno, i.e., on the opposite side of the Arno from the Uffizi, the Duomo and the other principal tourist sites of Florence, and is thus very much quieter than those better known attractions. The Chapel contains 12 frescoes, most by early... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The frescoes lining the walls of the Brancacci Chapel in the Santa Maria del Carmine church are really fabulous and very much worth a visit when you are in Florence. I strongly suggest getting the video/audio guide, even tho it comes on an iPad that you wear around your neck - awkward. It is very well done and focuses on... More

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Campinas, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The Afrescos in this church are very, very beautiful. It doesn't take long to visit it. But it is one of my favorites in Florence! Try to do it the same day as the Palazzo Pitti, than you can stroll around Santo Spirito, a less touristy but very live and nice neighbourhood

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Trim Co. Meath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I first saw Francesco da Mosto and Dame Maggie Smith visit this chapel in Francesco's travel programme "Italy Top to Toe" and it's been an ambition to visit this little known chapel and view the frescoes by Ghirlandaio first hand , and I wasn't disappointed. The colours are breathtaking and the subjects fascinating. Totally captivating. The expulsion of Adam and... More

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Cleveland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

If you take the time to read up on this chapel before visiting so you know a little about who did which portion of the frescoes in the chapel, you will get a lot more out of the visit. Masaccio truly was a master, as comparing his work to the work of the others shows. The church--which was open when... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The frescoes are really amazing and completely worth the visit. Plus they have a great guide that explains each section of the paintings. I'm just not sure why the rest of the church is closed off to visitors. It looks beautiful from behind the ropes, why not allow visitors to see that, too? There are no crowds and the chapel... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This chapel is on the other side of the Arno in Oltrarno, so there aren't many visitors which is a shame. You'll see some of the most beautiful frescoes ever created and restored here. It's directly across from a large parking area, so you can't miss it.

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