Museo dell'Opera del Duomo

Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence: Hours, Address, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo Reviews: 4.5/5

Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
4.5
Art Museums • History Museums
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10:15 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:15 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:15 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:15 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:15 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:15 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:15 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:15 AM - 5:00 PM
About
For preservation purposes, many significant works have been moved from the Duomo to this nearby museum.
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2-3 hours
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Neighborhood: Duomo
Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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Stay471498
2 contributions
Jan 2020
The museum is beautiful, very impressive collection of original objects from the Duomo and Baptistry and the view of the Brunelleschi's dome from the roof terrace is spectacular. However, the combined ticket (Campanile, Baptistry and Museum) for 18 euros is prohibative and pretty outrageous. It's valid for 72 hours but there is no reason to force people to "visit" the three monuments. I had no intention of climbing 400 steps to visit the Campanile and when I returned to revisit the museum, my ticket was refused, only one visit is allowed! Please city of Florence, CHANGE this option and permit the tourist to select the option or options they wish.
Written January 5, 2020
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Helen W
25 contributions
Jan 2020
The ticket to the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo is a combined ticket that also gets you into the cathedral and the baptisery. The museum is so well organized. In it are the original bronze doors for the Baptisery by Pisano and Ghiberti, as well as many sculptures that were removed from the outside of the cathedral for conservation. Tastes change, and the museum has a collection of works that were removed when the the original church of San Reparata was destroyed to accommodate the existing cathedral. These remnants are quite moving as they are a testament to the hard work of artisans who probably thought their work would be on the church forever. Also very moving is a Pieta by Michelangelo, which he sculpted at the end of his life with the thought that it would adorn his grave. The face of St. Nicodemus is thought to be a self-portrait. Michelangelo smashed his own work, probably out of a sense of the vanity of worldy aspirations. But it was repaired, and the museum charts its many owners and locations. There is never a line to get into the museum, even though it is quite amazing. Highly recommended.
Written January 6, 2020
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tidynige
Bristol, UK168 contributions
Jan 2020
We visited the Duomo museum because it was included in the combination ticket for the Duomo. Our expectations weren't very high as the outside of the museum didn't look much. However once we got inside we were amazed at what a fantastic place it is. The whole interior has been rebuilt and filled with a wonderful collection of exhibits related to the Duomo, Baptistry, etc - all beautifully displayed and explained.
Not to be missed if you visit Florence!
Written February 5, 2020
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Louis C
14 contributions
Oct 2021
This museum has been totally upgraded and re-staged over the last several years. The display of art work is far more coherent, and the far easier to appreciate than the former, somewhat hodge-podge display. I was very impressed with the improvements. It’s no Uffizi, but it is definitely worth a visit.
Written November 4, 2021
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R K L
Seattle, WA2,301 contributions
Oct 2019
The Museo dell'Opera del Duomo houses a fine collection of art and artifact which over the years have been removed from the cathedral, bell tower and baptistery and allows for a more organized viewing by the public, as well as ensuring preservation and security. Unfortunately many tourists may bypass this museum (as I almost did) expecting it to simply be more of the same and of lesser significance. Happily, I invested the time to visit.
Written June 22, 2020
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PoruGM
Amsterdam, The Netherlands57 contributions
Aug 2021
In this museum, you can learn a lot of the history of the Duoma, which dominates the skyline of this wonderfull city. A.o. the orginal doors of the Babtistery are on display. Besides that, there many beautifull paintings and sculptures to be seen.
Written August 28, 2021
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Timothy F
Minneapolis, MN11 contributions
Feb 2020
I visit a lot of museums and I have to say that the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo is one of the best put together in the world. All the galleries are cleanly designed yet inviting - encouraging you to linger over the art and artifacts. If you love Florence and the Duomo, don't miss this one. The original doors to the Baptistry on display along with ancient carvings and several other famous works. On my most recent visit, I got a much better understanding of changes to the Duomo and how the current facade came to be. If you are getting the Duomo combination ticket, plan to stop in. Even just an hour will be worth your time, though you could spend much longer.
Written February 26, 2020
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swetamodi
Mumbai, India228 contributions
Sep 2019
The Museum was included in our Duomo ticket and we initially thought of skipping it but im glad we went here.
The museum is very well organized and they have done a good job at explaining everything even if you dont understand their language.
There are ongoing videos too in some sections which give a great explanation about he Cathedral and the Duomo.
Written April 7, 2020
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RPBMSZ
Bernardsville, NJ48 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
I visited the "old" Museo dell'Duomo many times. In fact, it was my favorite museum in Florence. It's quite different, and many beloved pieces, including Donatello's David, are elsewhere. Very expensive admission fee.
Written January 19, 2020
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travelingbeader
New Hope, PA3 contributions
Jan 2020
We started at the top floor and walked down. The models and paintings of the proposals for the redesigns of the facade were fascinating. Great technology used from ticketing process to an ap for the museum. Loved the cleanliness and organization of the exhibit. Many films throughout the museum to watch. Great outdoor view of the Duomo on the third floor. Its an art history lesson on the building of the Church.
Written January 13, 2020
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