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Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele

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Address: Via Arte della Lana 1/Via de' Calzaiuoli, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055-284-944
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

This extraordinary structure testifies to the historic evolution of the...

This extraordinary structure testifies to the historic evolution of the city, which once served as a granary in the gardens of the Sisters of San Michele during Florence's mercantile period.

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Very charming little church inside. Outside, it has excellent sculptures, specifically, by Donatello.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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novi, mi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very charming little church inside. Outside, it has excellent sculptures, specifically, by Donatello.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ground floor church is amazing by its display and especially the white marble altar which looks like laces. Beautiful colors around. Than you can climb to the two higher floors (Monday for free) and from there nice view of the roof tops and of course the Duomo. A Corridoio is linking this building to another one where you go... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sculptures in the niches outside are reproductions; the originals are inside the church, on the second story. They are quite beautiful, but I wouldn't put this on the top of your must-do list. First Monday of the month is free!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a magnificent old church whose exterior and interior are equally beautiful. The architecture is wonderful. I would have loved to have seen the church back in its heyday.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As all the museums/palaces are closed on Monday this wonderful Jewel is open On the first and second floors above the main church are where the original stone and bronze stature that surround the church are housed. Fabulous space light airy not crowded a spot to view city in amongst the tall statues.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some of the highlights of the church are the statues on the outside (Donatello's St. George and Matthew)--but it is lovely inside, too with a great altarpiece. And free!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw tour groups heading inside and wondered what the fuss was about. Imagine our surprise when we saw how elaborate and beautiful the interior was. We had a long list of "to-do sights" that day and just rushed through it. Given more time, we would have visited the museum. It is worth a quick peek inside and a walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Is it a museum or a church? First, it was build as the oratory of St. Michael because it was surrounded by a vegetable garden of the Benedictine Monastery. The site where this it located was once a market and grain store but in 1380 the first floor became the church. So today it is both a church and museum.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

The only pity is that I did not have the chance to go to see the inside of the church. however, but just looking at the outside of the church it was just amazing with beautiful statues all around the church and even nice sculpture and architecture too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

My wife and I have attended at least five concerts in the Orsanmichelle Chiesa. By itself it is quite beautiful and definitely worth the many stairs you ave to climb to get to the top, but it's worth the effort every time. The top look is where the concerts take place is filled with about twelve larger than life statues.... More 

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