Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
4.5
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
About
Also known as OPA, the art museum's collection consists over of 750 artworks including many originals taken from the Duomo and Baptistery for conservation.
Duration: 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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  • SMLikestoTravel
    Bengaluru, India392 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went to see the gates of paradise, and saw much more
    Excellent museum covered under the Ghiberti Pass. There is so much to see and take in. We went here primarily to see the original Gates of Paradise by Ghiberti but ended up spending a couple of hours taking in everything else here. Many original works from the Duomo and Baptistery are here now . Also fascinating to see the architectural models of the Duomo
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 15, 2023
  • GoingGuide
    Nottingham, United Kingdom1,945 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do while in Florence
    Fabulous place to explore to find out about how Il Duomo came to be such an amazing cathedral. It takes you through a fascinating story of how the design changed through the centuries and how each separate design was achieved in its construction. The museum has kept the original parts, such as carvings, statues and pieces of artwork, of the designs that were changed. Many other artefacts, such as priests' vestments and silverware, are also kept, plus the smazing doors that used to be part of the cathedral. Overall, this impressive display can take a good few hours to look through in order to take in the amazing awe and wonder it portrays. Well worth a visit.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 25, 2023
  • Hany G
    Bakersfield, California1,790 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go to the museum!
    It was included in the tickets that we had for the baptistery. The museum is really worth the visit. Besides the artifacts, it has the modes for the cathedral and the original doors of the baptistry. It also had a fragment of jaw of John the Baptist and one of his fingers.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 24, 2024
  • tosl
    Jersey City, New Jersey876 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great museum without the crowds
    This is where one sees all the artwork from the Duomo yet it is not crowded. They have reorganized the museum and it has gotten even better. This is still my favorite museum in Florence and always find the time to stop in when I am here. Like the Bargello, a surprising hidden gem.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 4, 2024
  • Kurt C
    Malta25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An underrated spot in Florence
    I visited this museum for the first time and I was impressed by the majestic features and work of art that it contains. Since it was newly refurbished (if I'm not mistaken), this museum is attracting more tourists. This museum is surely a must for everyone visiting Florence for historical purposes. It also hosts the Pieta by Michelangelo (not the one in the Vatican). I strongly suggest that people visit this museum. You can buy tickets online beforehand, despite museum not being crowded in the morning.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written June 12, 2024
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Timothy F
Minneapolis, MN11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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R K L
Seattle, WA3,746 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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swetamodi
Mumbai, India223 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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maserk
Colorado Springs, CO1,730 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We went specifically to see the originals of Ghiberti's doors (Gates of Paradise from the Baptistry) and ended up seeing even more, so it was a bonus. We were so fortunate to see three different "Pieta" works of Michelangelo, but I think that exhibit may have been temporary, only through mid-October. According to the museum's website, the area where the museum is now located was actually where Brunelleschi had his office during the construction of the Duomo and where Michelangelo carved the David statue. So that's pretty cool.
Written October 17, 2022
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RPBMSZ
Bernardsville, NJ47 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Beagleheart
Accrington, UK374 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
As indicated in the title this was an absolute highlight of our trip to Florence. I won't spoil it by describing it in intricate detail but much of the art is absolutely mind-blowing and really tells the story of the Duomo.

Magnificent.
Written October 31, 2022
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AcademicCompanion
Arlington, VA83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
I visited this museum in the morning and felt as though I had the place to myself. The highlights for me were the video about the making of the cathedral dome and seeing the Giotto Bell tower relief art with descriptions. To quote from Bell Giotto webpage, "the reliefs begin with the Creation of Man and continue with a depiction of his Activities, the Planets which regulate the course of his existence, the Virtues which fortify him, the Liberal Arts which educate him and the Sacraments which sanctify him."
Written August 28, 2022
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Joseph M
Columbia, MO21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We made sure we made it to the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, which is in many ways better than spending time in line for the Duomo itself. This is a modern museum right behind the Duomo which gives the history of the church and its construction. We happened to catch an exhibit if one of Michelangelo's Pietas (obviously the most famous is in Rome), but it was gorgeous. The actual gold doors of the Baptistry are here for safety. I was fascinated by the exhibited if the dome's construction with a lot of the types of tools used. It is really amazing to see the skill of the architects and builders 500 years ago. Extra tip- we were there when it was very hot in Florence and this museum, unlike most, actually has air conditioning that works! FYI- you have to go around the Duomo to the ticket office to get your ticket; you can't get those at the museum itself. We didn't have any trouble getting tickets, but it depends on when you go, I guess.
Written September 4, 2022
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GoingGuide
Nottingham, UK1,945 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Fabulous place to explore to find out about how Il Duomo came to be such an amazing cathedral. It takes you through a fascinating story of how the design changed through the centuries and how each separate design was achieved in its construction. The museum has kept the original parts, such as carvings, statues and pieces of artwork, of the designs that were changed. Many other artefacts, such as priests' vestments and silverware, are also kept, plus the smazing doors that used to be part of the cathedral. Overall, this impressive display can take a good few hours to look through in order to take in the amazing awe and wonder it portrays. Well worth a visit.
Written October 25, 2023
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PoruGM
Amsterdam, The Netherlands58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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