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Brancacci Chapel in Santa Maria del Carmine

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Address: Piazza del Carmine 14 | Oltrarno, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 00390552382195
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
Description: The church and convent of the Carmine in Florence were founded shortly...
The church and convent of the Carmine in Florence were founded shortly after the middle of the thirteenth century, by a group of Carmelite monks from Pisa. In the church we find the Brancacci Chapel, a masterpiece known around the world for its frescoes of the Life of Saint Peter by Masaccio and Masolino. Created between 1425-1427, the frescoes were left incomplete and finished by Filippino Lippi between 1481 and 1482
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worth the walk

A little bit out of the way and the exterior of the church is nothing spectacular but the Life of Peter frecoes by Masolino, Masaccio, and Lippi are incredible. The rest of Santa... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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North Bonneville, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A little bit out of the way and the exterior of the church is nothing spectacular but the Life of Peter frecoes by Masolino, Masaccio, and Lippi are incredible. The rest of Santa Maria del Carmine looked interesting but visits are limited to just the Brancacci Chapel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

My visit to Brancacci Chapel was one of the highlights of this visit to Firenze. As I entered it literally stopped me in my tracks and I breathed it all in. It is spectacular and magical. Definitely put this on your "must see" list.

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Holt, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I mean, really - there's nothing else quite like this, anywhere. Masaccio's Expulsion of Adam & Eve and Baptism of the Neophytes just have to be seen, up close and in person, for as long as they'll let you stay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We had been told by acquaintances about this chapel and made our way on a Saturday afternoon through the quiet streets south of the river to Santa Maria del Carmine, a fairly nondescript church, convent and cloister a few streets back from the river. The church isn't open to the public at least at similar times and initially the €6... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We visited here in early October 2013. This chapel is famous for its frescoes on the Life of St Peter commissioned around 1424. Begun by Masolino, many frescoes were done by his pupil Masaccio and by Filippino Lippi. These frescoes used the revolutionary technique of perspective and placed Masaccio in the vaguard of Renaissance painting. Michelangelo himself visited this chapel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Just to stand face to face with Masacho's masterpieces is worth the admission! I was told they cleaned The Expulsion, and it is bright and so much better than the art book photos. The staff are super friendly and you can stay as long as you want if you go in the morning. So just sit on a pew, relax,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Masaccio's frescoes are just beautiful. There is an entry fee, however it is uncrowded, making for a wonderful experience.

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Charlotte
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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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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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