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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
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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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The Guilds

This was a church. The Saints' statues are outdoors. Those are repllicas, Originals are on the top floor. One had to attend a guild as an apprentice. Michelangelo did. This is an... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This was a church. The Saints' statues are outdoors. Those are repllicas, Originals are on the top floor. One had to attend a guild as an apprentice. Michelangelo did. This is an amazing "attraction" as it changed from a church to kind of a stock market. It must be seen.

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Rexburg, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son and my wife went back to Piazza della Signoria to buy a souvenir statue. I just happened to stop, by luck, at the corner of this church. Holy crap, this proves you can be aimlessly walking / hanging out any where in Italian towns and stumble upon absolute greatness! On the outside of this church, built in 1337,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had Sen so many beautiful churches in Fkorence that we didn't expect much from this little unassuming one. How wrong we were! It's amazing, apart from the lovely art works, you can walk up to the top floor and cross a walkway across the street to the anointing building. There are also some great and unusual views of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another Beautiful Church with lots great art to enjoy. Some works from Donatello and Bruneleschi aswell. Worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is amazing sculpture around the church and an amazing altarpiece inside. There is no photo allowed but it was so peaceful and you don't hear anything from the busy street outside. One thing careful of the begging at the door.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little church with a lot of history. Orsanmichele got its name as when it was first built (about 750) as the oratory of St. Michael, it was surrounded by the vegetable garden (orto) of a Benedictine monastery. The present building was constructed in 1336 as a market and grain store; by 1380 the first floor had become a church... More 

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Sebring, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While not an expected visit, this church in fact used to be a grain storage place and still has the hooks in the ceiling from where they pulled the grain bags up. The windows are stunning and the altar unique. I know there are many churches and cathedrals in the area, but don't miss this one!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Before leaving Australia, I searched the web for classical music concerts in Florence during May 2016. Museo di Orsanmichele, on the 2nd floor, was the venue for one on Domenica (Sun pm) 15 Maggio, one of my 4 nights in Florence! My hotel was closeby too, just a few mins walk from Duomo. The brilliant small Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This beautiful little church is tucked into one of the side streets along the main shopping area near the Duomo. Housed in a former granary, the exterior is adorned with patron saints. The interior has beautiful stained glass windows and an unusual altar with carved animals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

There are other churches around that are getting the attention, but this church was not crowded. I had read about the statues around the outside (some by Donatello and Brunelleschi), so I started there, but the inside was lovely as well.

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