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Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele

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Address: Via Arte della Lana 1/Via de' Calzaiuoli, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 284944
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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One of the most beautiful church in Florence.

One of the most beautiful church in Florence.It's easy to miss this church as it's not as famous as Santa Novella , San Lorenzo or Santa Croce but interior in my opinion is much... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the most beautiful church in Florence.It's easy to miss this church as it's not as famous as Santa Novella , San Lorenzo or Santa Croce but interior in my opinion is much more beautiful than the famous churches. Don't miss the figures of the saints on the walls outside made by Donatello, Ghiberti or Bruneleschi.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church started life as a sort of trades market place with open arches. These were subsequently unfilled to create niches that held effigies of saints all along the outsidexwalls. The ones seen now are copies with the originals taken off to the Bargello museum of statuary. Inside there is a remarksble canopy and plenty of long portraits of saints.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The vaulted, painted ceilings are so incredibly beautiful. The Dai on the altar is a masterpiece. Try not to miss this. Although it's often closed, it's worth persevering.

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

Florence is so full of art treasures that you might not have even heard of this. It's one of Florence's hidden treasures (but the entirely free museum is only open on Mondays (10am - 5pm), so take note) so you really should go. The charming church dates from 1290 and is a walled-in grain market with the two upper stories... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

This is overlooked by many travelers but one church that you don't want to miss. The exterior is beautifully done and is adorned with "niches" that contain statues for the Guilds or Crafts that were in Florence. It was originally built as a grain market and was converted into a church around 1400. Don't miss the spectacular tabernacle, with an... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Wondered in by chance and was surprised to find a pretty church, The museum is not very organised so it is hard to understand, worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

This construction was in the ancient time a market, a Loggia for cereals, and later on transformed in a church; there are still the arcs from the Loggia to see in marble decoration: Donatello with the don't believed Thomas; many frescos and paintings, sculptures and mosaics.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

This is a must-see attraction for any art lover or admirer of Florentine culture. The church contains an important shrine and frescoes columns. The second floor is a museum that houses the original statue masterpieces by Renaissance superstars Donatello , Verocchio, and Nanni do Banco. The statues were for the different trade guilds and once stood in niches around the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

Orsanmichele's origins date back to the 8th century AD, but it was completed only by 1404. It is an important holy site, for Florentines, in gratitude to the Virgin Mary, a.k.a. "Madonna delle Grazie", for having saved many people from the terrible plague of 1348. Today, it is composed of a church, on the street level, and a museum on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Firenze is full of tourist attractions like the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo and Santa Croce... it's easy to miss lesser known sights. What makes this church and museum unique is it's history and treasures within. Orsanmichele was first built about 750 AD as the oratory of St. Michael, it was surrounded by a vegetable garden of a Monastery. The current... More 

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