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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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Great church

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Zabbar, Malta
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Zabbar, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This chruch is situated in the center and it houses wonderful frescos, paingints and statues. There was no fee to pay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was fascinated by the history of this location and building. It has a long history back to the Silk Trade days of Florence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 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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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

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 July 1, 2016

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 June 27, 2016 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 June 26, 2016

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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