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Accademia Gallery

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San Marco
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Address: Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, 50122, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055 2388612
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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If you are in Florence you must visit this musuem to see the statue of David. What a piece of art that is..

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Rojales, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain
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Was recommended as a must by friends of ours. So we joined the long long queue. Got fed up and wandered across street and paid extra €4 each to fast track and walk in. David was superb and lots of interesting things to see and read. Would I go back probably not as not really my scene we only went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you are in Florence you must visit this musuem to see the statue of David. What a piece of art that is..

Thank Sam F
North Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This gallery is amazing,but the David was absolutely thee best! Based on the Bible story David and Goliath,this statue is hard to miss. With a plexiglass "fence" all around it,you can tell it's special. Michelangelo,you're awesome!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Michaelangelo's original David is all it is touted to be. Amazing details in a statue that is just perfectly sculpted. There are several other famous statues there as well. We did not have reservations. We tried to get into the que in the morning and realized it was going to be a long wait. Someone there told us that the... More 

Thank Ram B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You will be in awe at the beauty and size. Get the museum pass to avoid the possibility of a long line. We had a timed entry.

Thank Jude D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was great to see David and the 400yrs+ age of the artwork in the surrounding rooms is very well preserved. The line takes about an hour to get through. There was a very beautiful collection of string instruments in one of the wings also.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great to see .... you should have a guide (a human one!) . reservation before is suggested. So you will learn more about Michelangelo and his live and sculptures

Thank wolfgangwolf22
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Some good pictures and some lovely sculptures such as David, the Captives and the unfinished Pièta by Michelangelo. Endless copies of classical sculptures. The famous Trousseau chest was hard to find (we never succeeded!) Purchasing a timed ticket entry is well worth especially in August.

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Haidari, null, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

5 stars for David. 1 star for the complete experience. 8 Euros (or 12 if you have prebooked), just to see David (magnificent in all ways) and unfinished statues of Michelangelo. The rest of the paintings could be a part of Uffizi and there would be no need to visit 2 museums. Or they could just say "You pay only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing everything we did with artviva was wonderful. Our amazing guide was Ishmael. We learned the history of many paintings and great works of art and we could not have appreciated it without a knowledgeable guide.

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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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