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Accademia Gallery

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Address: Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, 50122, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055 2388612
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Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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David the real one!

I knew I wanted to see 'the David' so booked the earliest ticket in advance. So good to beat the queues and get in straight away. I encourage all to do this. Aside from the... read more

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Slough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I knew I wanted to see 'the David' so booked the earliest ticket in advance. So good to beat the queues and get in straight away. I encourage all to do this. Aside from the amazing David there are some great art works. Lots of religous pieces. Small gallery but you really are going for one reason.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It seemed that David never aged!!! I first visited him in summer 1986, he was melancholy and heroic (without the protective glass window!) Between then and now, I have visited him three times and never got tired of him. LOL! But I did notice the Gallery Guards got a lot tougher to the unruly tourists!!! I guessed the frequent shouting... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you an art aficionado there is a lot of great stuff to see, but at the end of the day it really is all about David. We have all seen the pictures and and they are a true representation of the statue. But seeing it in real life is "awesome" in the true sense of the word (see attached... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I paid 18,50€ to visit. It's a tiny museum that can be fully seen within an hour. The big attraction, being David, is the only remarkable thing. A few unfinished sculptures in front of David were fascinating. Other than that, they have a tiny, crammed up music section and a room with many cast sculptures copying the real marble sculptures... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The statue is beautiful and worth seeing in person. We were not allowed to take pictures, this was the down side of our visit.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Queued for pre-booked tickets for 30 minutes first in one queue then another for 10 minutes. The staff apologized for situation saying they didn't expect so many people. If you can't handle the chaos don't sell the tickets :) the gallery is ok. David and not much more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As is our wants we require to visit a gallery to see the main attraction and the Accademia delivers in spades. David is the main drawcard and is easy to find and well presented. Only worth spending 30 mins or so apart from him but that is well worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to this museum because we wanted to see David. We were not disappointed! The statue is fantastic with lots of detail and we spent a long time looking at it and walking around it, taking photographs. There are other interesting sculptures/statues to be seen and a room with plasterwork, which is also interesting. The rest of the museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The exhibits in this museum goes beyond the imposing sculpture of David. Although Michelangelo's elegant depiction of David is amazing, the Museum has other exhibits which are significant in the development of the artistic period. I particularly loved the Gothic/Medieval paintings on the second floor. It shows the development of the artistic styles and the difference in each of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We could never have imagined how astoundly beautiful nor how cleverly sculpted we would find Micelangelo's David. But it was the statues of Michelangelo's prisoners, trapped in their marble prisons, that blew us away! A trip to Florence would't be complete without visting Michelangelo's accomplishments. Bravo!

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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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