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Basilica di Santa Croce

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Address: Piazza Santa Croce 16, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39-055-246-6105
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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This is the richest medieval church in Florence, which features frescoes by...

This is the richest medieval church in Florence, which features frescoes by Giotto, a chapel by Brunelleschi and one of the finest of all early Renaissance tombs.

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Music lovers, this is your place

The Basilica di Santa Croce is sometimes lost to travelers because of the magnificence of the Santa Maria di Fiori, but it is certainly worth the short walk to visit this... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Basilica di Santa Croce is sometimes lost to travelers because of the magnificence of the Santa Maria di Fiori, but it is certainly worth the short walk to visit this beautiful, and serene space in Florence. Just a couple of blocks from the Arno River, this large church houses an antiphonal pipe organ, the resting place of Rossini and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The best Basilica to visit in Florence as there is so much to see. The interior is spectacular and people such as Galileo, Michelangelo, Machiavelli, and Rossini are buried here. the cloisters are very peaceful and give you a chance to recharge. It's a lot quieter than the other major sites in Florence and cost just 8 euros.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This basilica is certainly overshadowed by its counterparts. But it is a worthy place to see. No lines and an easy entrance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the church of Franciscans. Along the walls are sumptuous tombs, tomb of Michelangello. The sacristy is adorned wth frescos, among them a Crucifixion by Gaddi. there is also famous Crucifix by Donatello.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Basilica di Santa Croce is one of the most beautiful places of worship that I've ever been in. Not the largest or most ornate by any means, but it is just so inviting and comfortable, with glimpses of beauty and tranquility to be found everywhere one looks. Firenze was the birthplace of many of Italy's greatest artists. It is fitting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visit the tombs of the renaissance artists and spend some time in the lovely cloisters. Tends to be much less busy here so get a chance to really appreciate the beauty and spirituality of the church and convent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love this place, and every inch of the work of art in it! So serene and breathtaking. Another to my bucket list!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful old church to see. Cover shoulders and knees and bring a camera! Lovely old church lots to see!! Many tombs . Definitely worth a look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful attraction......in an amazing setting.....well worth taking a look at this...and very reasonably priced compared to other major Florence attractions

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is not much to see here after a visit to Michelangelo's Tomb. There are some lovely Della Robbia altars, but the rest is so poorly marked it is easy to miss anything else important. The price is to high for what they offer..Go to Rome, all the churches are FREE!

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Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night. Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the Central National Library. As a hub for young people, the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated by songs and dances.
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