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“Remarkable” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Galleria dell'Accademia/Statue of David

Galleria dell'Accademia/Statue of David
Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, 50122 Florence, Italy
055 2388612
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Ranked #5 of 220 attractions in Florence
Type: Art Museums, Museums, Monuments/ Statues
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Europe's first school of drawing, this museum of art is chiefly famous for its several sculptures by Michelangelo, notably his David, in addition to an extensive collection of 15th- and 16th-century paintings.
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“Remarkable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

It is hard to explain the awe that one feels upon viewing this remarkable piece of sculpture. It is huge -- much bigger than I had expected -- and beautifully executed.

Visited November 2012
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“David”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Pretty crowded, but see the rest of the museum. It's really great. The far room has lots of artists models and unfinished sculpture. Fascinating.

Visited October 2012
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“David is good, but the museum is bad.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

This was kind of a disappointment. The statue of David was neat but nothing else was interesting. The statue is behind plexi-glass and you cannot take pictures. They also had a fake blonde statue of David painted flesh colors out in a court yard that looked ridiculous. Even more ridiculous was a painting of the Mona Lisa with a mustache. Was this contemporary art? I was drawing mustaches on pictures of the Mona Lisa back in 4th grade. There is an entire upstairs exhibit that I think most people don’t even know exists. The flow of the exhibits is not very good. We paid 15 Euros per person with some kind of a 4 Euro fee. A little pricey considering David is the only interesting piece. The line to get in is extremely long even if you have a scheduled entry time. The staff will let certain people cut in line. I don’t know if that’s an Italian thing but it was annoying. Security screening here resembles an airport. Overall, I would not come back here. There is a replica of the statue of David located out doors a mile or two away from here.

Visited October 2012
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“Michaelangelo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

The David cannot be captured in photos. This was our second time to be in the presence of this masterpiece. Very moving.

Visited October 2012
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“Accademia Tickets from Florencetickets.com (No refunds)”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

We purchased advanced reservation tickets online for both the Uffizi and Accademia from florencetickets.com in July this year which was very simple and efficient to do.
On the day of our visit to the Accademia all of the museums in Florence were on strike. That was at the end of September and so far they have not refunded or even acknowledged my request.
It's a shame that we did not get to see the statue of David and that florencetickets.com does not honor their products.

Visited September 2012
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