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National Museum of San Matteo

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Address: Piazza San Matteo in Soarta | Lungarno Mediceo, 56100 Pisa, Italy
Phone Number: 39 050 541865
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Description: National Museum of San Matteo, which is housed in the Benedictine...
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.
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This museum has a very nice collection of renaissance paintings, but there were no one else visiting when we were there, strange. It seems like 95 % of the tourist are around the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Oslo, Norway
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Pisa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The museum is a unique ensemble of art from the 11th - 15th century, mainly from Pisa during its greatest period of power -- and wealth -- in the Mediterranean. Frescos, sculpture (romanesque and early gothic, some of the first examples in Italy), and a collection of processional crucifixes (virtual cartoon books of the saints' lives and miracles, carried in... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We had the museum to ourselves. Gorgeous. Intimate. Loved the paintings -- the Fra Angelico, in particular.

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Takeley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If this is your type of thing, you could easily spend a wonderful morning/afternoon here. I enjoyed it, but had the children with me, who gave everything a quick once over and moved on. Sadly, they were ready to leave within half an hour. The staff were very unfriendly and unhelpful.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This museum has a very nice collection of renaissance paintings, but there were no one else visiting when we were there, strange. It seems like 95 % of the tourist are around the cathedral and the Leaning Tower. The museum is partly in an old monastery.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

There were some staggeringly beautiful paintings and sculptures in this quiet, off-the-beaten path museum. It was a delightful contrast to the crowds near the Leaning Tower. If you're an art lover, do go!

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

It's a great pity that some of the thousands of euros received each day from visitors from Pisa's number one attraction don't find their way over to this end of the city to help improve the displays and general amenities of this important museum. Guide books tell you that the museum's building is an ex-convent used as a prison in... More 

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Chennai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

- A repository of medieval masterpieces displayed in a convent on the Arno's waterfront. - The gallery's collection of paintings from the Tuscan school ( works by Taddeo Gaddi, Lippo Memmi, Gentile da Fabriano Ghirlandaio ) is fabulous --Masaccio's St Paul, Fra Angelico's Madonna of Humility are not to be missed. A small painting by Gentile da Fabriano of Virgin... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We saw this along with the Royal Palace, which I liked better. Both are along the Arno, in the university area, and were open off season (unlike some museums down the Etruscan Coast). This museum has no-doubt important religious paintings from the 13th-15th century - my gripe is that I'm interested in the secular and blue robed madonnas were meant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This museum is slightly off the beaten track in Pisa and it contains a huge collection of Italian religious art from the 12th century onwards. There are some stunning pieces and if you are in to this sort of art in a big way you'll sped hours here. Even if not it's worth a visit at €5 a ticket. Don't... More 

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Wincanton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Why this wonderful collection of paintings and sculptures from C13 - C15 isn't more visited I just don't know. You could be the only person visiting ! The collection of Gothic and early Renaissance work is world class. The whole history of Tuscan art in one building. AND you can be so close to them you can see every brush... More 

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Additional Information about National Museum of San Matteo

Address: Piazza San Matteo in Soarta | Lungarno Mediceo, 56100 Pisa, Italy
Phone Number: 39 050 541865
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  Pisa
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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