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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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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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San Francisco, California
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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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Hong Kong, China
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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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Orange, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I teach art history so I wanted to see Masaccio's frescoes in the Brancacci Chapel--they are wonderful and very important. However, for the casual tourist the church of Santa Maria del Carmine is a bit off the beaten path and can be tricky to find. But for art history teachers and their students--the figures of Adam and Eve are a... More 

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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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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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Adelaide, Australia
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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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New York City, New York
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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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