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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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Art, science and religion on equal footing

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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Plympton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The day I visited Santa Croce it was crazy hot outside so I thought I would kill 2 birds with 1 stone, get out of the sun and visit Michelangelo's grave. It is a beautiful church with lots to see. Definitely worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely church. The mosaics are very pretty. It is free for kids under 18. many famous people have tombs here. They also have a nice outdoor courtyard.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Michelangelo, Davinci, Machiavelli,Dante, Galileo are all buried here. When they say Florence was the Renaissance the claim is true. At one point 'David' and the 'Mona Lisa' were both being created at the same time in this city! Less then 200 meters apart.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Due to absurdly long lines to get into the Duomo, we visited the Basilica of Santa Croce as a backup. It is a very nice church with a rather plain facade, inside, one can visit the tombs of Galileo and Michelangelo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When booking our holiday in Florence this was one of the reasons myself and my girlfriend wanted to come to the city. We both share an interest in history so for us it was great to visit the final resting places of some of the worlds most famous historical figures. It's definitely something that will stay with us forever. The... More 

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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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