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“Not to be missed” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museo di San Marco

Museo di San Marco
Piazza San Marco, Florence, Italy
39 55 238 8608
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Ranked #10 of 223 Attractions in Florence
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Opened to the public in 1869, this museum houses the largest collection of sacred art in Florence including a sweeping fresco by Giovanni Antonio Sogliani and a superb collection of works by Mariotto Albertinelli.
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“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

We stumbled upon this gem and were very pleased. Got a sense of history while touring the monastery with the cells for monks and nuns with fragments of frescoes on each wall.

Visited October 2012
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“A must see, the Gates of Paradise are newly displayed in a beautiful glass box”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

The museum is not as busy as others, and has some beautiful treasures, apart from the Doors of Paradise, e.g. Maria Maddalena by Donatello and a stunning silver altar piece recently renovated

Visited September 2012
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“The Frescoes are Sublime”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

This museum is just a few metres from the "home of David " in the Academy. It is a wonderful building with cloisters and cells of the former convent. The construction of the building is fascinating in itself but the artwork in the individual cells is amazing. The quality of preservation is fabulous with vivid colours. This must be one of the best value visits in Florence and well worth an hour or two of anyone's time

Visited November 2012
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“Fra Angelico”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

What a wonderful museam, probably one of my favorite. I loved seeing the Fra Angelico frescoes in real life. They were better than I had even anticipated.

Visited November 2012
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

The frescoes here are amazing. But I was also taken by the calm, relaxing environment. Beautiful art and a peaceful spot to 'relax' a bit.

Visited December 2011
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