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Brancacci Chapel in Santa Maria del Carmine

Piazza del Carmine 14 | Oltrarno, Florence, Italy
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Ranked #45 of 220 attractions in Florence
Fee: Yes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We were lucky to hit the chapel when only one other visitor was present. I could not believe this as the frescos are hugely important pieces of art. The church section was closed. If you are not an art history buff, it is worth it to read a bit about the frescos, even wiki, to better appreciate the experience. Supposedly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

This is run by the municipality, not the church. It's a great opportunity to see Renaissance frescoes well restored and displayed in their original location. Well lit. On the other side of the Arno from the Duomo, but worth the walk. A famous expulsion from the Garden of Eden and other images painted by Masaccio. Other artists too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Lesser crowds, more time to admire the beauty of florence. An opportunity to also sit and watch people. Surprising how many Italians visiting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

As this tourist attraction is on the oltrarno it seems to be off the tour list as it was lovely and peaceful with no big groups. The frescoes are stunning and the ceilings of the church brilliant too. Definitely worth a visit!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

How fortunate we are that the Brancacci Chapel has survived at all. It is a gem of the early Renaissance now restored and open for all to enjoy. I had longed to see this chapel over many years and was not disappointed. How could one be when the paintings reveal the development of the Renaissance artist's understanding of perspective and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I went there a few weeks ago and lots of parts were closed so we could not see much and I was very disappointed. I think they should let visitors know about what they can really see. This is the only place that disappointed me in Florence and I was looking forward to discovering the famous paintings. I loved Florence... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Do not miss this place. Really. I have no idea why this chapel is relatively over-looked and under-rated. The art here in this relatively little chapel is some of the most stunning and most important in the history of Western art. the main contributors here were Masaccio and Masolino. Filippino Lippi also contributed but the big draw is Masaccio. His... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The Brancacci Chapel is truly awe-inspiring. Masacchio's paintings express the character of each person with his unique gift of portraying feeling and thought. The perspective in St Peter Healing The Sick is so perfect, the people seem to be coming to meet the viewer. It is a fascinating set of paintings, as 3 different artist were involved: Masacchio, Masolino and... More

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Alessandro Allori's painting of the Last Supper indulged me to visit Cappella Brancacci. The last supper is great, the rests of the museum are nice. Some sections were closed during our visit. A few minutes walk from ponte vecchio, palazzo pitti and city center.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

As another reviewer has written, this chapel is a gem. The frescoes are incredible. And we had the good fortune to have a licensed guide (with perfect English and Italian) who led us through the chapel fresco by fresco, combining the Gospel story with the figures in the frescoes, and pointing out the faces of artists and others in the... More

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