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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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the line here are extremly long and be ready to wait inline for long time, once inside you'll turn left right all is beautiful untill you see it you will have never see such... read more

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Laval, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

the line here are extremly long and be ready to wait inline for long time, once inside you'll turn left right all is beautiful untill you see it you will have never see such beauty in your life got to go see him

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Get a reservation. Go with a guide or you may wait forever. It cost 12e each to see the most famous statue on the planet. Go see it. What I learned. Look at him face on. Now, walk to the right and look again. His expression is different. Enjoy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

try to buy whatever tickets that are sold to skip the line. i went with my tour group and at 830am there was already a pretty decent long line outside the building and there were already quite a number of people inside. seeing Michelangelo's other sculptures here on the walk towards David is pretty awesome too.

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I was so impressed with Michael Angelo's statue of David on my first visit I had forgotten that some of the art work is not so interesting. We opted to hire audio machine to get more information about exhibition and found it very boring. It was probably aimed at the art fanatic as there was nothing of general interest on... More 

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Iron Mountain, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're in Florence, you obviously should try to see the original David, as well too many other priceless artworks to mention. Buy the tickets in advance, if possible, because the wait can be long unpleasant, especially in the heat, but go regardless.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Totally worth it to get a skip the line tour jut to get a up front and personal view of David. Try to look at the statue from different directions to truly appreciate what Michelangelo was going for.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth the visit if only for 'David'. Beautiful iconography and large statue gallery. Be prepared to queue, consider buying tickets in advance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Accademia Gallery at 8pm on a Friday evening and walked straight in. Gallery open late Tuesdays and Fridays in the summer. No queues at the ticket office and hardly anyone inside. Perfect view of David and all the other exhibits definitely worth the €8 entry fee.

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I didnt find it great. The statue of David is really astounding but everything else didnt impress me as much as other galleries in florence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The only reason we visited the accademia was to see David and it was well worth it. We went in the evening so there was hardly any queue to get in though we had bought skip the queue tickets online. It was well worth the visit. It's amazing and great also to see some of Michalangelo's unfinished sculptures there too.... 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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