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Basilica di San Lorenzo

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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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Don't Step On The Marble Floor!

For your entrance fee which has difference prices depending who you want to see, just the Church, just Library or everything plus tombs. We paid the 7.50 Euros for the full... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

For your entrance fee which has difference prices depending who you want to see, just the Church, just Library or everything plus tombs. We paid the 7.50 Euros for the full ticket. Not that busy which is nice, beautiful wooden ceiling in the library designed by Michelangelo and original wooden reading benches but don't wander off the carpet walkways whilst... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this church and cloisters. Usually quite peaceful so opportunity to experience it as a church, not only a museum.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not miss the Basilica di San Lorenzo. The basilica of San Lorenzo is a primary place of worship for Catholics in Florence. Located in the square in the historic center of Florence. It is among the churches vieing for title of oldest in the city. It is a minor basilica. We almost missed visiting. Then we almost missed the... More 

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Liege, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sure the church is gorgeous, and I can accept to pay an entrance fee to a church with beautiful works of art (here, 5€). What is unacceptable is that once you are inside you realise one of Donatello's pulpit, the main attraction, is surrounded by an ugly tainted glass cage and you have to pay an extra fee to see... More 

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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A pleasant visit, plenty of things to see and experience, the grounds in particular were lovely and peaceful to explore

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The church is very peaceful and has many lovely art to look at. Entry fees is 5 Euros and the ticket allows you to get to the underground museum which has also nice pieces to see. I loved the small garden and the view of the dome.

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Ronneby, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maybe the best church to visit in Florence. No very much decorations but according to my guidebook, a clean renaissance architectural masterpiece and that was visible even for someone not very knowledgeable in architecture. Free and excellent audio guide provided against some sort of identification card deposit. The basement you can see down to, you’ll reach from the museum next... More 

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Kassiopi, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The outside of the church is not something really interesting but inside this change. Some beautiful pieces of art, including Donatello's last work, the 2 really big and impressive pulpits. One of the is under works and you can pay an extra 1 euro to see it closely. Under the church you can see the the tombs of Cosimo de'... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing on the outside to hint at the beauty inside. The locals & tourists scurry past without giving it a second glance, but inside this ugly ducking shows off its beauty with pride. Just look at the photos. It is the opposite the Duomo which is stunning outside, dull inside. The main entrance is on the east side of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Beautiful building surrounded by a wide veranda. Make the effort to research the location to get the most out of your visit.

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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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