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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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+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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One of biggest churches in Florence

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

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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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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