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“Very disappointed” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Duomo Museum (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo)

Duomo Museum (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo)
Piazza del Duomo 9 | via della Canonica, 1, 50122 Florence, Italy
055 230 2885
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Ranked #47 of 220 attractions in Florence
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: For preservation purposes, many significant works have been moved from the Duomo to this nearby museum.
West London
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“Very disappointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We visited during September 2013 and the Museum is undergoing major renovation. A large part of the exhibitions are not available to view but no reduction has been made in the entrance fees.

Visited September 2013
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“Under-construction but still worth it if you like Michelangelo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We paid for access to all portions of the Duomo and started with the Museum. Not all that impressive until you get to see 1 of the 3 pietas made by Michelangelo. Although it is unfinished it is stunning and should be seen before you see the most famous one in the Vatican. The original Baptistery doors are impressive too. You get to take pictures too. The admission to the museum allows you into the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the original church below, the Duomo, the bell tower, and the Baptistery. At the time we visited a portion of the museum was being remodeled but I expect that it had portions of the cathedral that had fallen off just like the pieces we saw on our way to the main attractions. You have 3 days with 1 ticket to see all 5 portions of the Duomo.

Visited August 2013
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Foster City, California
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“Houses the real Gates Of Paradise - do not miss!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Make sure to visit this museum and check out the brilliantly restored Ghiberti's original Gates of Paradise. There is also one of Michelangelo's lesser known and final Pieta.

Visited August 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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“Sections closed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Check in advance for what's closed and under renovation. We were hoping to see the Mary Magdalene sculpture, but the entire third floor was closed.

Visited September 2013
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“ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Under renovations but the Pieta and the Gates of Paradise - were on display. Would've thought there would be a lot more to see. Combo ticket makes it worth while.

Visited July 2013
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