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Basilica di San Lorenzo

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Address: Piazza di San Lorenzo 9, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Dating back to before 400 AD, this church is the oldest existing religious...

Dating back to before 400 AD, this church is the oldest existing religious structure in the city.

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Lovely basilica and cupola

The basilica is one of the largest of Florence, situated around the city market area in the piazza of san lorenzo. it is being renovated and from outside does not appeal very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The basilica is one of the largest of Florence, situated around the city market area in the piazza of san lorenzo. it is being renovated and from outside does not appeal very much, neither the entrance fee. you get a combine ticket for the laurentian library. the basilica is the burial place of the Medici family menbers: Cosimo il Vecchio,... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

San Lorenzo is fascinating but we could not understand why it merited two quite expensive entrance fees. We felt sure we had missed something but were assured we had not. Donatello's two pulpits were concealed behind dark glass - one having undergone renovation and the other undergoing renovation. Doubtless renovation is frightfully expensive but to ask for an additional fee... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is in the San Lorenzo square which is where the main market is held so the front is often a little concealed. The exterior is also fairly plain but, the minute you go in, you can't help but be struck by its beauty. Well worth a visit, so much to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unlike its famous neighbour this church is certainly better inside. It's plain exterior hides a wonderful interior. Wonderful frescos, and brass pulpits by Donatello. It has much more to see inside and a museum and courtyard. Well worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

The first basilica in florence... amazing and a historic place you should visit this .. before leaving this beautiful florence italy!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

Several areas of the complex were closed on the day we visited so we didn't get to view the tombs or sculptures that I was looking forward to seeing. Check before you go!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

During our Florence trip we visited this place, which is near Medici palazzo. It impossible to explain, it must to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

This is another must visit because you get to see the beauty of Brunelleschi architecture, the influence of Donatello and Michelangelo without the huge crowds of museums. This is only 4.50 Euro for a chance to catch your breath, relax and take in the amazing history of Florence and their gifted artists.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

1. Admission fee € 4 per person 2. Every day from 10.00 to 5.00 3. One of the Oldest 4. This is where the Medici family worshipped and principal members burried

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

The Medici mausoleum attached to the basilica is awe inspiring... I've been using that phrase a lot on this trip but really, it is jaw dropping.... the dome, the tombs, the scale of it all... the sculptures throughout the complex...definitely worth a look. Was great on a cold rainy day.

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San Lorenzo’s lively merchants shout out from behind stalls with an array of products in one of the most traditional neighborhoods in Florence. Different ethnic groups join together in the large outdoor market of San Lorenzo and in the Central Market, a vast multi-floored building. Visitors are bound to fall in love with this area and in particular, with its variety of food, especially those focusing on Florentine dishes as well as international selections. Nobody leaves San Lorenzo without a shopping bag in hand or with an empty stomach.
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