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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 1 week ago via mobile

We debated whether to pay the 8€ entrance fee, and decided to do this rather than queue at the Duomo. The first part is the cloister and treasury, together with the crypt containing the tombs of Donatello and Cosimo di Medici. Then upstairs to the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our primary destination was the Laurentian Library, designed by Michelangelo, attached to this marvelous Renaissance gem. But the beauty and serenity of this wonderful church is wonderful, and a nice respite from the other, more popular tourist destinations in Florence. If you are interested in...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The facade is rough and unfinished. The interior is stunning, a gracious composition of the grey stone and white walls. To feel calm and mindfulness, this is the epicentre for both.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A huge complex (much like Santa Maria Novella) including a church, cloister, museum, etc. If (like us) you are into that, you will thoroughly enjoy walking and looking around.

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

Today we went to see this chapel. The price was €7 per ticket. The ticket price got you into the chapel and museum/tombs. If you have uncovered shoulders or knees they will give you a shawl to cover up with. It was a beautiful place,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Basilica di San Lorenzo was stunning! A very peaceful, and impactful Basilica. So many little chapels dotted around the inside, and each one as beautiful as the next! While the pricing is arguably a little high for a Basilica it does include more for...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

There are some beautiful artworks in the church but the inside of the church is not worth the €8 entrance fee. The ceiling is bare and apart from the one fresco and series of paintings hanging on the walls, it’s nothing to write home about....More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank acigolajl
Reviewed July 12, 2019

Yes, you must go and see the original David at dell' Accademia. But PLEASE do not stop there like most of the tourists - who only know what they see in guides. Go to San Lorenzo. The outside of this church was never finished and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 9, 2019

Like most of the Basilica's in Italy, this was another beautiful example of ancient architecture and art. So many beautiful paintings and statues. Visiting Basilica's was probably our favorite adventure as each had their own personality but all were beautiful and very majestic.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit of the Basilica and the museum. Beautiful inside with artwork and statues. Felt very spiritual as the sunlight was coming through the upper windows. Beautiful dome paintings of the stars and of other ethereal things.

Date of experience: June 2019
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February 1, 2018|
Response from manerex | Reviewed this property |
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
September 3, 2016|
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Just been in today. Ladies habe to cover your shoulders. I was wearing shorts and they were ok. Men long shorts are fine. No vest