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National Museum of San Matteo

Piazza San Matteo in Soarta | Lungarno Mediceo, 56100 Pisa, Italy
39 050 541865
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Ranked #18 of 52 attractions in Pisa
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: National Museum of San Matteo, which is housed in the Benedictine Monastery, features a group of paintings from the 12th- to 18th- centuries, and a... more » Owner description: National Museum of San Matteo, which is housed in the Benedictine Monastery, features a group of paintings from the 12th- to 18th- centuries, and a rich collection of sculpture from the Pisano School. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

So thrilled to find this amazing museum.....the painted crosses are particularly moving....such peaceful surroundings to enjoy this wonderful collection of art. I would thoroughly recommend a detour from the beaten track to enjoy this very special collection . No shop,or merchandising in sight....quite unusual and refreshing, although a few Post Cards would have been appreciated!

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Visited on the recommendation of a BBC documentary about going away from the 'well beaten track' of west coast Italy. My wife and I spent an almost solitary hour slowly making our way through a quite incredible selection of medieval/renaissance ecclesiastical art. 5 euros each well spent. The museum charts the development of religious art from around 1000 to 1500.... More

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Bewdley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Good if you like to see medievil murals & modern sculptures. I would have preferred to see more Roman artifacts

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Cork
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This museum is a must see for lovers of medieval Art. It has one of the best collections of religious icon Art in the world. We were the only people in the museum. We had it all to ourselves. It is off the beaten track but on foot it is a lovely walk on the quay

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Narrabeen, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

It's unprepossessing entrance and rather bare lower floor are nothing to write home about. They reminded me of some of the entrances to museums in the outback of Australia...However, once you go upstairs, if you are into painting and sculpture, the displays at this Museum, will blow your mind. Their brochure nominates 18 Masterpieces, but in reality there are many,... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This was a very special museum. The amount of religious crosses and artifacts dating back to 1100 was astounding and beautifully preserved. The museum itself is rather unassuming but large once you enter and is attached to the Cathedral and Convent of San Matteo ... both are well worth the visit.

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Ruthin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This museum is a hidden gem We went in and wondered what to expect as its not on the map we had. We were pleasantly surprised - great collection of artefacts from the churches in the Pisa area. Great collection of religious paintings from 12 to 16th century Well worth the 5 Euro entrance fee

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Tuscania, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

If you are spending several days in Pisa and are interested in original sacred art that has been collected and united from the local churches, this small museum is just the ticket. Yes, you do have to check bags and purses, but you control the key and nothing says you can't keep your wallet with you. It is in view... More

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Orkney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We thought this museum was absolutely wonderful. We were issued with a leaflet 'The Museum in 1 hour, 18 masterpieces' which we found really helpful as it directed us to the most interesting exhibits.There is a room of painted wooden crosses, a display of remarkable wood and marble sculptures, including a Donatello and some by the Pisano family. There are... More

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Scotland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The first day we tried to visit, the museum was shut because of shortage of staff. The next day we were told that we had to put all our belongings into the locker - purse, phone, valauables - everything except the locker key, so we left! In other National Museums women were able to keep their handbags & my husband... More

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