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Basilica di San Lorenzo

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Dating back to before 400 AD, this church is the oldest existing religious structure in the city.
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Piazza di San Lorenzo 9, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The dome of the Basilica of San Lorenzo is near the famous duomo, is similarly shaped, but much smaller and less ornate. The interior of the church is simple as well, but hosts some significant artwork. San Lorenzo is better known for Michelangelo's Medici Chapel,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another wonderful religious building with various artefacts well worth a visit. There is so much in Florence. Artwork lining the walls less impressive than some but overall a good visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the more interesting places I have visited. Lots of great art on the walls and history within the basilica itself. Worth the price. The museum had some great artefacts.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gorgeous church without the centuries of clutter look. Very clean, simple design that is uniquely different than that of the other Florence churches.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

My wife had a life changing vision in which an historic sculpture played a big part. Today we were rewarded to finally see this amazing piece in person.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

In the heart of Florence is the last residence of the De Medici family, where Lorenzo decided to be put for his last travel with his loved brother Giuliano(assassinated in to the Pazzi's Conspiracy), were Donatello sleeps continuing to supervise his creations from his tomb...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Didn't have time to pop into this Basilica with so many on offer. So it was a drive (walking) visit only. Fantastic roman brick church which is overstated and you look in wonder at how it was built give it was built so long ago....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

This basilica although plain actually never finished on the outside is a treasure of history and art on the inside. It is the final resting place of some of the Medici family. It also features The work of Brunelleschi and Donatello. My friend Ismael Penedo...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

My understanding is this was the main church of Florence until the Duomo was built, which is why I like this church. Not as fancy and more plain, but Donatello is buried here.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 23, 2018

With an unornamented façade, San Lorenzo was the first cathedral of Florence. The palette inside is all white and grey with touches of gold. The church is part of a larger monastic complex that also comprise 2 sacristies, a crypt, a cloister, a library and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Hi, greetings from Vienna, when i visited last year Florence i used this site, i wrote a little strange because tripadvisor likes to blog websites in here, write everything together opera medice alaurenziana on the end... More
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I visited it in July so I'm pretty (although not 100%) sure I was wearing shorts (to the knees).
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