Museo Nazionale del Bargello

Museo Nazionale del Bargello

Museo Nazionale del Bargello
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8:15 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
8:15 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
8:15 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
8:15 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
8:15 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
8:15 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
8:15 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
8:15 AM - 2:00 PM
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Housed in the Palazzo del Podesta (1255 AD) as the residence of Florence's chief magistrate, this museum houses an unrivalled collection of Italian Renaissance sculpture..
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighborhood: Duomo
Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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  • Cathy W
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom184 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular
    This museum should be part of any visit to Florence. We came to see Donatello's "David" (a fascinating contrast to Michelangelo's work -- learn about it before you see it), then stayed almost three hours admiring the other treasures displayed here. The building itself is gorgeous too. I definitely recommend a visit and honestly am mystified that this museum isn't considered a core part of any Florence itinerary.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 1, 2023
  • SurfDiveSkiHuntCamp
    Bay Village, Ohio195 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My top 10 in Florence
    Depending on your interest in art and history, budget 1 to 2.5 hours here. It's spacious so it doesn't feel as crowded as some other area museums. And it has a variety from Christian history to medieval armor. I'd rank it in the top 10 places to visit in Florence. We only found one bathroom. It was attended, but near the exit so that was a negative.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written April 14, 2023
  • Joe J
    San Diego, California229 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small but worth a visit
    Lots of different works here. It’s a small museum and you can finish in less than 2 hours. They are currently missing 36 pieces that are in London, but still worth the visit. The audio guide is 6 euro each and can be difficult to find the order in which to follow. There is an elevator for those who cannot use the stairs to the upper floors. Get your tickets in advance as they are typically fully booked daily.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 20, 2023
  • Neslihan
    Istanbul, Türkiye9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bargello Museum
    I went there about 13 pm there were no lines but this is only my experiences. I did not buy ticket from online i got it from there easily. Michelangelo's Bacchus is in this museum too. Be aware that there is a room which is close to enterance and apart from the main museum. You dont want to miss the sculptures
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 7, 2023
  • Philip C
    York, Maine594 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Favorite Museum
    We love Civic museums, historical societies, and the like. In essence, that's the Barghello and it's sister museums (get the combo ticket). But consider that the Barghello is 50 times better. The building alone is spectacular, Donatello's David a masterpiece, but it's the big and little collections that are here that tell the story of Florentines, their successes and failures, their tastes, their passions, their legacies. And you can buy a ticket at the door and fill in your Firenze experience with short but sweet visits to the Davanzati (exceptional silk and lace collection, the Medici Chapel (marble magic and tombs of the city father's and Dobatello), and the Martelli Mansion in which the family lived from the 1500s to 1986!.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 24, 2023
  • SMLikestoTravel
    Bengaluru, India277 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit for the sculptures
    Beautiful building, easy entry at 11 am with no crowds or queues. We did have tickets booked online already. Once inside, we used Rick Steves audio guide to explore the exhibits. Some highlights - David by Donatello, David by Verrochio, Flying Mercury by Giambologna, St. George and the dragon by Donatello, Bacchus by Michaelangelo. We spent about 2 hours here.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 15, 2023
  • 256lw123
    Toronto, Canada15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great museum and no crowds
    Amazing museum, and no crowds - a major advantage over the more popular museums in Florence. Sculptures are the main feature, but we also liked the detailed historical displays from the history of Florence right back to the 9th century. The well-preserved medieval building is remarkable too. We spent about 3 hours there. Well worth seeing.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 24, 2023
  • FabulousTL
    Bonita Springs, Florida671 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a Visit
    Small museum but quite interesting. The building itself is a work of art. Michelangelo fans should visit to see several of his works in a non-crowded area. Beautiful sculptures from many famous artists. Reasonable admission fee.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 19, 2023
  • Dreambig
    Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom151 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very much worth a visit. Stunning inside.
    Stunning architectural building full of sculptures, paintings and antiquities of centuries ago from Florence. Quieter than the other museums and cool to sit out of the heat and hustle and bustle of the city. A must visit for sure.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 11, 2024
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Joe J
San Diego, CA229 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Lots of different works here. It’s a small museum and you can finish in less than 2 hours. They are currently missing 36 pieces that are in London, but still worth the visit. The audio guide is 6 euro each and can be difficult to find the order in which to follow. There is an elevator for those who cannot use the stairs to the upper floors. Get your tickets in advance as they are typically fully booked daily.
Written April 20, 2023
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S Woods
13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
It's really easy to find this museum. I liked the way it was organized inside, too. I felt like there was a clear route to follow within the museum. The information is available in English and Italian. Make notice of when it's opened and closed! When we first went, it was closed. That was our fault though. I think it's a 2 hour event. It's also a super cold building, so dress warmly. It doesn't have a ton of information about its historic use as a prison, but it does have clear info about the different art pieces on display. Nearby, there's a fantastic shop called Bramada that sources artisan products like clothing, jewelry, and housewares from tuscan creators. Definitely check that out if you're in the area!
Written February 9, 2020
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JurreSilbi
Krakow, Poland81 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
This museum is mainly recognized due to the sculptures by Donatello, one of the pioneers of the Renaissance, works by Verocchio, a master and teacher of Leonardo da Vinci, and a huge collection of majolika by a family Della Robbia. The art of della Robbia can also be found on the facades of many buildings, just raise your had and you will notice many interesting and precious pieces of art. In the courtyard you will see the fountain by Ammannati, the same artist who created Neptun statue in front of the Palazzo Vecchio. If this is not enough, there is a collection of details made of ivory and collection of paintings.
Written January 23, 2020
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Philip C
York, ME594 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We love Civic museums, historical societies, and the like. In essence, that's the Barghello and it's sister museums (get the combo ticket). But consider that the Barghello is 50 times better. The building alone is spectacular, Donatello's David a masterpiece, but it's the big and little collections that are here that tell the story of Florentines, their successes and failures, their tastes, their passions, their legacies. And you can buy a ticket at the door and fill in your Firenze experience with short but sweet visits to the Davanzati (exceptional silk and lace collection, the Medici Chapel (marble magic and tombs of the city father's and Dobatello), and the Martelli Mansion in which the family lived from the 1500s to 1986!.
Written September 24, 2023
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Timzorrr
Edmonds, WA1,542 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
The lines for the Bargello are short and often non existent. Maybe it is because it use to be a former barracks & prison or that the Uffizi and Accademia get most of the attention, but the Bargello National Museum has some of the most beautiful sculpture I saw while in Florence.
There are also large displays of paintings and artifacts, treasure & jewelry.

The entire museum is so peaceful.
The lack of crowds give the sculptures room to breathe.

You have to see the other museums while in Florence, but my favorite memories are of wandering around the Bargello.
Written March 2, 2020
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Snorkelbear
Jackson, NH2,699 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Underrated! Too any people walk right past this museum and don't appreciate what it holds!

It is worth the fee just to see Donatello's David. They also have the two proof panels for the competition for the golden doors at the Duomo's baptistry.

Take 30 minutes and enjoy!
Written July 2, 2022
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Camille
Dublin, Ireland25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
I went to this museum at almost 4pm and there was no queue. The building is magical, especially lit up at dusk.
The collection is truly wonderful and this was definitely my favourite sight in Florence.
I only spent a little over one hour there but managed to see as much as I wanted to. It closed at 5pm.
I especially loved the statues.
Written January 6, 2020
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steve whysall
Vancouver, Canada82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
This is an architectural stunner but the treasures inside are beyond belief - more than advertised and very engaging. You will be surprised by how gripping the displays are in each of the rooms on the three levels. We did not expect this quality or quantity of exhibits. Fantastic. There was a thunder storm while we were there and the rain came shooting out of pipes off the roof and into the courtyard. It gave the place an even more thrilling atmosphere. Dare I say, I hope it rains for you when you are there. It is wonderful.
Written September 18, 2022
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BaruchBarryPinnick
Ma'ale Adumim, Israel222 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
This place is larger than it looks, and there's a lot to see. Unlike the Uffizi and the Accademia, it attracts relatively few visitors.
In addition to the star attractions by Michelangelo and Donatello, there are many more sculptures, in addition to suits of armour, ivory works, a coin collection and much besides.
The museum is well-organised into separate thematic galleries.
Written December 4, 2022
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mashie44
Belgium154 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The collection is ok.. a few great pieces but a lot less great, and with little info. The building is interesting. My negativity is because of the staff, who were unhelpful and grumpy on more than one occasion, and the poor info on opening times. The info on the Firenze card app doesn’t list all months. Our first attempt to visit we were turned away for random reasons. Second attempt they were shut (9.15am, they were purportedly open and did open later that day but we realised too late to get in. Third attempt, our last day. And pressed for time, we got in, but there were huge static queues of schoolchildren and general chaos handling them, so a long wait. We visited 15 museums in our week in Florence and this stands out as the least helpful and least pleasant experience.
Written February 13, 2024
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