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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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A very pretty place to see and if in Florence with enough time you should visit. The lines are not long and the prices are reasonable to view this masterpiece. They do need the... read more

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very pretty place to see and if in Florence with enough time you should visit. The lines are not long and the prices are reasonable to view this masterpiece. They do need the money to keep it up. Look at the stores but the church is wonderful.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very big and impressive site. This is where the tombs of Michelangelo, Galileo, Rossini and others are located. The interior of the main church is massive and impressive. There is also a museum section, and currently a display of archive photos from 1966 which was the most recent devastating flood of the Arno. As Santa Croce is close to the... More 

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Rome, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It feels strange paying to get into a church, a mandatory contribution to access a church and help with its upkeep. However this seemed like a good deal when you consider the tombs you can see here. Still. Its the first time I paid to enter a church. Maybe that is the future.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Get there at 9.30 when it opens, no queues. ( entrance is on the left) Spectacularly high vaulted interior covered in paintings, with good stained glass windows which are sunlit in the morning. This is what you would expect a cathedral to be, wheras many others in Florence are dark and grey, the grey stone used all over is rarely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best church in Florence, very impressive with some fabulous stained glass,statues and famous tombs.And when we went there were no queues.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this place. This basilica in Franciscan style houses the tombs and monuments of many of the original renaissance men... Galileo, Michelangelo, Dante and more. In this peaceful venue, restored after a huge flood in 1966, you can bask in the presence of greatness on earth, or in the heavens if you prefer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favourite places in Florence. Anywhere in old city is in walking distance & the Basilica is a must see. For a lover of history, this site is wonderful & should not be missed, for instance it contains the tombs of Michelangelo & Galileo. While the Doumo is spectacular, I preferred the Santa Croce & Maria Novella Basilicas... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very impressive list of famous people who burried here! There was a line for tickets but it takes about 15 min. The leather store there presents a good quaity of items but too pricey , fr that mney you can get a famous brand, so to buy there you have to really like it. For ex, mens wallet arund 100... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful church in its own right, with lovely stained glass windows and frescoes by Giotto and his followers. However, the monuments give it extra interest. Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli are buried here, and there are also monuments and plaques commemorating other famous Italians including Rossini, Marconi and, belatedly, an 1829 memorial to Dante who died in exile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Smaller and less imposing than the Duomo, this Basilica struck me as more impressive. Once inside the place is magically lit, and feels lighter and more airy than the Duomo, and has none of the austerity. Be sure to see the memorials and resting places of some of histories great movers and shakers.

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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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