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Address: Piazza di San Lorenzo 9, 50123, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 216634
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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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This church and its museum is on a smaller scale than some others in Florence but still offers some interesting architecture and art but with far fewer crowds compared with the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a very interesting spot to see and had a lot more to it than just seeing the inside of the basilica. I would definitely recommend spending some time there and seeing all of it you can. I didn't have as much time there as I would have wanted to really learn about everything there. The outside areas were... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 490 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It seems it's the oldest church of the city of Florence, ( 300-400 ) constructed in a romantic style of Brunellschi; the facade is very simple and nude, and she never received a marble coat, and tlater on the plan of Michelangelos was not agreed; There is inside two paintings from San Lorenzo and idolizing kings, At the left side... More 

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Longmont, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Basilica di San Lorenzo to see the Medici Chapel (Cappelle Medicee). View some of the riches of the Medici family and the main chapel (under renovations). Michelangelo statues Night (female) and Day (male with unfinished face) and Dawn (female awakening) and Dusk (male nodding off to sleep). Need to purchase tickets in advance. Shows the wealth of the Medici family.

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Nottingham England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church and its museum is on a smaller scale than some others in Florence but still offers some interesting architecture and art but with far fewer crowds compared with the 'big names'

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another of the many beautiful churches found in Florence. The inside of the church is beautiful and well worth the price of admission.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though not very impressive from outside its beautiful inside,full of history. Worth a visit if you can find the time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Seeing the church from the outside you might just pass it up. However, inside you will find some beautiful frescoes. The cupola is particularly nice. Also the marble on the alter is colorful and beautiful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely church and we'll worth a visit. However if you are hoping to see donatello's pulpits you may be disappointed , one is boarded up for restoration. ..fair enough, the other covered with tinted glass. You can pay an extra euro to get a close look but you cannot get any sense of how it looks in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

It's worth to come and see this old church, simple from outside, nicely decorated inside, with cute little cloister on site. Closes early at 5 pm.

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Battle Ground, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

So many fascinating details in a small basilica. Free audio guide with reasonable entrance fee was top notch, using somewhat interactive individual Samsung Galaxy tablets. Explanation of architectural features and a video of how they restored the Donatello bronzed altars added to the historical perspectives of the Medici chapels. We were fascinated!

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San Lorenzo
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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