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Accademia Gallery

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Address: Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Europe's first school of drawing, this museum of art is chiefly famous for...

Europe's first school of drawing, this museum of art is chiefly famous for its several sculptures by Michelangelo, notably his David, in addition to an extensive collection of 15th- and 16th-century paintings.

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This museum was 12.50 euro for admission. We waited an our at 10:00 on a wed morning. It is worth the wait. When you turn the corner inside and see the main attraction it is... read more

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This museum was 12.50 euro for admission. We waited an our at 10:00 on a wed morning. It is worth the wait. When you turn the corner inside and see the main attraction it is surreal for first time visitors. The rest of the museum is worth a look but nothing to dazzle the average tourist.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A visit is worth for David. Apart from David, the gallery has a museum of music and many paintings & sculptures. But the main attraction is the master piece by Michelangelo, The David. If you look closely to the face of David, full of life emotions can easily be seen. A great place to visit in Florence.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum was very stunning and amazing and to be able to see Michelangelo's David so close up is truly breathtaking. There were several exhibitions inside the museum which made for many things to see. Would definitely encourage you to buy a ticket before hand to skip the lines

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was definitely worth a trip to see some early religious art and The David. But I definitely recommend just buying tickets, not a tour, unless you are a serious art fan. The gallery is small and besides The David, there are not many other "popular" items to see. You can buy tickets for specific times online ahead of time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes, everyone comes for the epic statue of David, but the entire gallery is worth a visit. This is definitely a must when visiting Florence.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Something about seeing the "real thing" that just can't be beat. All the replica's don't do it justice. You don't need much time here as the rest of the museum is just ok. If you have time to spare then check it out. We used an audio tour on our cell phones from Rick Steves Audio Europe. Highly recommend as... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This Museum is worthy because of David. Besides that, there are a lot of paintings and sculptures and a Museum of Music. I wouldn't bother about reserving only, because is more expensive and the time in the line os about the same.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So happy the I was able to visit this museum. I did not have a reservation but stood in line for a ticket for less than 5 minutes. The statue of David was my main desire to see but was impress with so much more. Loved the museum of musical instruments and the very quiet rooms upstairs.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We waited for over an hour in the Skip the Line queue. It is a small museum so it can hold only a small amount of people. The Statue of David is remarkable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Seeing David and other exhibits including a beautiful musical instrument wing was fulfillment of a long standing desire to experience this work in reality rather than a photograph. Utterly stunning.

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San Marco
The pleasant atmosphere of this residential area, a stone’s throw away from the Duomo of Florence, surprises everyone. A continuous flow of backpacking students provides the tranquil surroundings for the elderly residents who sit in Piazza San Marco to read the daily newspaper. Home to several universities, including the Academy of Fine Arts, San Marco is one of the most vibrant cultural centers in the city. A bridge connecting the modern cultural activity of Florence to its classic art, represented by the everlasting magnificence of the original David, resonates as a symbol of Florence and of Italy as a whole. Get lost in a Neoclassic world, a journey back in time through historic buildings like Spedale degli Innocenti (Hospital of the Innocents), San Marco church, Basilica della Santissima Annunziata, and natural jewels like the Botanical Gardens.
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