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Accademia Gallery

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San Marco
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Address: Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, 50122, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 238 8612
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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 is an interesting museum but we were surprised by how small it is. You could easily stroll round it in an hour or so depending on your interests. The main attraction is of... read more

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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This is an interesting museum but we were surprised by how small it is. You could easily stroll round it in an hour or so depending on your interests. The main attraction is of course the magnificent statue of Michelangelo's David. It truly is stunning and is almost the first thing you see right at the beginning of your visit.... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Even if you only see David it is worth buying a ticket. Even if you have seen a hundred images of David over the years, you are still likely to find the sculpture completely breathtaking in the 'flesh". We found him truly beautiful. The ticket office is opposite the actual gallery - so head there first to pick up the... More 

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Well, it's the David. And it's magnificent. Make reservations in advance -- the line is horrific -- and pick up your tickets across the street, then get in the much shorter line.The other parts of the museum are okay, but the David justifies the visit.

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Ra'anana, Israel
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The Galleria dell'Accademia houses other sculptures and paintings by Renaissance artists and has a wing of Etruscan artifacts too, but the only reason most people go there is to see the iconic statue of David sculpted by Michelangelo. Still, it's nice to let the anticipation build by taking the time to look at the paintings in the halls on the... More 

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Houston, TX
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A must see. I cant explain it, but your brain will know this is the real deal. Other works are wonderful. Make reservations early in your trip planning.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did not book a tour or buy tickets in advance. The line wasn't long and we didn't have to wait more than 20 minutes to get in. The gallery is very small but worth the visit to see David. He is magnificent and pictures don't fully capture the detail.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had one day to spend in Florence and Pisa so we were a bit rushed. We went here just to see David and it did not disappoint. You can not miss one of the most important pieces of art in the history of the world. Prepare to wait to get inside.

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Midland, Texas
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So neat being able to see this up close! Several gorgeous paintings and sculptures. You will most-likely wait for a while unless you have advance tickets!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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Amazing trip to see Michelangelo,s David You won't be disappointed especially if you purchase tickets in advance to skip the line. Go to the official website for the gallery for the best price.

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We arrived about 5:20 and walked right in! This is a small museum so perfect end of day attraction. The big deal is David of course but there were some really awesome unfinished sculptures, The hall of busts, and a musical instrument section. I'll confess I was iffy on paying 8€ to see David.... but did b/c it's a big... More 

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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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