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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
Fee: Yes
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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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What a beautiful Basilica

Historic as it holds the remains of very famous artists. The basillica is beautiful and dont forget to visit the leather school in the back, it is simply incredible!!!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Historic as it holds the remains of very famous artists. The basillica is beautiful and dont forget to visit the leather school in the back, it is simply incredible!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Probably the most attractive church I have ever visited. Centuries old paintings, sculptors and frescoes adourn the inside of the main building along with the tombs of Michelangelo, Rossini, Galileo and Danti. The complex houses a museum, leatherwork school, cloisters and gardens in which to walk and soak up the atmosphere. Works by artists whose names are legendary hang throughout... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This should be on your must see list if you like amazing, breathtakingly beautiful basilicas. There is so much to see here as it is huge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The tombs of Michelangelo & Galileo as well as beautiful frescoes and paintings fill this stunning church. Take your time to explore and to pray in the beautiful place. We had a guide with us to really appreciate this beautiful church.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tombs of Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Gallileo, Rossini and fabulous frescoes. Need I say more? It is definitely worth a visit, even on a busy Florence visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I just thought that it was so interesting to be in a church that houses the tombs of Michelangelo, Galileo, and Machiavelli. For that fact alone, I would highly recommend stopping in. They do ask that you do not show your knees or shoulders in the church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The architecture of the basilica is lacking, nice facade, forget the sides. Interior architecture isn't there. The chapels inside the church are great, where michaelangelo is buried, gallileao, pardon the spelling. Chapels are very nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The leather school located at the back of the church is the place to go. Entrance is located on the left side of the church near the back. Worthwhile leather shop!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Sitting on the bench opposite to the front facet of the basilica, the sun ray shredded on it making the basilica glowing. Everyone relaxed on the field in front.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Many historical figures are buried here, and the painted chapels are fabulous. there are other interesting things to see including the leather school and an exhibition on the 1966 flood which damaged the church and surrounding area badly.

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Santa Croce
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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