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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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I deliberately separated from my shopper friends and came here to see the frescoes. Get on Khan Academy and watch the art historians discuss this chapel,and it will make your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I deliberately separated from my shopper friends and came here to see the frescoes. Get on Khan Academy and watch the art historians discuss this chapel,and it will make your visit as rich as the Medicis.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If ever you're in Florence for a vacation or trip, the Santa Maria del Carmine Church is a must to visit. Its one of the best churches here in Florence. You will appreciate its beauty once you're inside of the Church. Its Well maintained every angle of the church even the frescoes. Its very near to the city center and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is a must for anyone interested in early Italian Renaissance art. These frescos were a major topic of our study in rensaaissance art as a student in 1978 and really demonstrate that key period of transition. Worth reading a bit in preparation to really appreciate what one is seeing. This chapel can be a quiet oasis apart from the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I visited this chapel with my philosophy class to appreciate the paintings in the chapel. Quaint and beautiful place, and the outside will deceive you about how awesome it is inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Brancacci Chapel, within the church of Santa Maria del Carmine, isn't immediately obvious to the tourist - it's on the less popular side of the river and requires a little bit of a search. When you find it, it is quite small but the frescoes provide a truly sublime experience. Their beauty and serenity are almost an antidote to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My sister and I did not know what to expect when we headed off on the other side of the Arno. We were delighted with this chapel which sits side by side with Santa Maria del Carmine church. There was hardly anyone in there and we had the beautiful frescoes by Masaccio and Masolino virtually to ourselves. The young woman... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This small church in "Altrarno" is not as well known as the tourist hotspots but it shouldn't be missed. Amazing frescoes by Masaccio, Masolino and Lippi. Take enough time to enjoy the works and realize how much other Renaissance art was influenced by these painters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This chapel is located on the Pitti Palace side of the river, two bridges down from Ponte Vecchio. The friezes are an important aspect of Art History and a must see for any art lover. When we arrived we were told we had to wait half an hour to be admitted as the chapel is small and can only accommodate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Brilliant. The viewing of a lifetime. Masolino asked Masaccio to help out with this job. And help he did. Compare the 2 Adam and Eve's. Study the life of St. Peter. You don't have to be Christian or even religious to be stunned by the frescoes. A must-see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Cappella Brancacci is one of the most important art representations of Renaissance period and a must see attraction for art lovers visiting Florence. You can find Cappella Brancacci at the Santa Maria del Carmine church in Oltrarno district of the city. Here you can see the works of Masolino, his pupil Masaccio and Filippo Lippi, who finished the frescos after... More 

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Address: Address: Piazza del Carmine 14 | Oltrarno, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 00390552382195
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence

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