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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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Go to the leather school

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There was no entrance fee during my previous visits over a decade ago. Many people turned away when they realized that the ticket price was 8 euros per person. The "first Sunday free museum rule" does not apply here. The front façade is beautiful. The elaborately sculpted tombs of Galileo, Michelangelo, Dante, Machiavelli and Rossini are inside. The nave is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting. Very glad we visited. Much more there than meets the eye from the outside. Can spend a few hours there easily.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

In the middle of the city you can find a peaceful place with interior gardens and a church besides. Also, it is the place where Michelangelo's grave is.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are in Florence you should not miss this beautiful Church, there is so much history here. The Sculptures here are Amazing and there is so much care given to keep the beauty of this church impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you visit Firenze then this is a must. The main cathedral is fantastic but very touristy and busy. Visit Santa Croce as it is less busy and in my opinion better. The interior is beautiful and more ornate than its bigger sister. €8 entry fee and worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm not saying this is the best church for everyone, but it was for me. Stunning on the inside, the main altar stood out, plus all the beautiful side chapels. I guess for me the fact that so many important people have been laid to rest here was overwhelming, these people had an impact on our lives in the arts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Basilica is a little further away from the heart of Florence but it is easily walkable. There are many different little shops dotted along the path and you will be there before you know it. The front of the Basilica is much like the Duomo in color. It also catches the eye. The Firenze card can be used at... 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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