Museo di San Marco

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Museo di San Marco

Museo di San Marco
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Opened to the public in 1869, this museum houses the largest collection of sacred art in Florence including a sweeping fresco by Giovanni Antonio Sogliani and a superb collection of works by Mariotto Albertinelli.
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982rodneyl
Grande Prairie, Canada144 contributions
Easily missed gem
Oct 2021
San Marco is easy to miss given all the attractions of Florence. Fabulous frescos in the portals of a massive courtyard. Frescos are superb, the museum collection is extensive and even the monks cells have frescos.
Written October 16, 2021
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TA21186
Munster, Germany603 contributions
A gem of a museum, and an absolute 'must' in the midst of Florence
Sep 2021
This former cloister is now a one-of-a-kind museum, which strangely not as overrun as some of the other wonderful sites in Florence. There are a number of remarkable features to this impressive site, including a library dating back to Cosimo Medici, as well as items from Savonarola, but the real claim to fame is the work from Fra Angelico. One large hall is devoted to his paintings on wood, and they are spectacular. Then, and this completely blew me away, are the frescos which decorate the halls, but also the 40 monk cells - every cell was decorated accoring to the specification of the respective monks, and are therefore unique and different among themselves. An absolute beautiful museum that is situated at the San Marco square. Do not miss.
Written October 9, 2021
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HappyTraveler555
6 contributions
Spend time with sheer beauty.
Aug 2021
Waited outside in 102 degree temp to get in without a pre-obtained ticket. They let me in (my friend was beginning heat prostration) and was so glad I waited. Quiet, calm, beautiful, unrushed, unhurried. Great art. Worth a day trip from Rome to Florence just to visit San Marco
Written August 30, 2021
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Gerald R
Newquay, UK45 contributions
Oasis of Peace & Calm
Sep 2020 • Couples
An oasis of calm and peace in amongst the hurly burly of Florence. Marvellous frescos.Gives you a real sense of how the monks lived and how inspired they would have been by the fresco in their cell. Hope folk take time to admire Ghirlandaio's last supper in the refectory as well as Fra Angelico's work. Marvellous place to visit.
Written September 13, 2020
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Sophie M
Ermenonville, France205 contributions
Intimate, peaceful and moving
Aug 2020 • Solo
Florence is a beautiful city but after a while, seing so many beautiful museums can be exhausting. However this beautiful monetary was my favourite museum yet, because it is not a museum. There are about 30 cells in which Fra Angelico and his disciples painted beautiful frescos from the New Testament. The library is also very impressive. Do not miss this wonderful place.
Written August 15, 2020
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rhobags
London, UK17 contributions
Wow a hidden treasure
Aug 2020
Not as widely known as it should be but do go - the frescos painted by Fra Angelico are, simply, incredible.
Written August 9, 2020
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GAN L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia8,695 contributions
Religious art
Feb 2020
The museum is located on the old Dominican convent of San Marco in Piazza San Marco. In this museum, we visited the Chapter Room, the Lavabo Room, the Refectory, the Cloister of the Spesa and a small cloister of the XV century. There are magnificent frescoes to look at, in particular the Annunciation fresco on top of the staircase leading to the dormitories. The library houses an important collection of medieval , Renaissance and illuminated books.
Written March 10, 2020
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nicolas s
Milan, Italy2,299 contributions
stupendous art work by Fra Angelico
Feb 2020
fabulous museum, not to be missed, one of the top attractions in Florence . the artwork by fra angelico, the monk cells, the library ,the exhibits. fabulous
Written February 27, 2020
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JurreSilbi
Krakow, Poland63 contributions
Pearls of the Renaissance
Jan 2020
Museum is located in the Dominican convent, where Fra Angelico was a monk and a famous painter. His work is shown in a separate room at the ground level. Have a look at tabernaculum which is a great piece of art. The wooden frame was made by Ghirlandaio, another great artist. Ghirlandaio’s work, a polychromy in the refectory presenting the Last Supper is also on display. Have a deeper look at the face of Saint Paulus (the person with knife). Don’t miss the upper floor where there are monks’ rooms with paintings. Here it is time to recall another monk, Girolamo Savonarola who lived here, and his influence on the history of Florence and Medici family. Really dramatic times. And the library with a huge collection of books is also worth a visit.
This museum accepts Firenzecard. Be also prepared that some attractions might be closed even if they should be available, according to the schedule.
Written January 20, 2020
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Helen W
25 contributions
Incredible art work by Fra Angelico and early 15th century artists
Jan 2020
IThis is a fantastic museum in an old monastery. The monks' cells were decorted with frescoes by Fra Angelico, and the fresco of the Annunciation at the top of the stairs as one goes up to the cells is one of the most celebrated images in Western art. This is a wonderful place, mainly because one has the opportunity to view art in the very place for which it was meant, rather than hanging on the wall in a museum. The fresco of the Last Supper by Ghirlandaio is so beautiful. Note the cherries arranged on the tablecloth. Some scholars think that they spell out the notes of a hymn. All in all, a beautiful, tranquil experience. Be aware that the museum is not open every day and that it is usually only open in the mornings.
Written January 6, 2020
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Museo di San Marco is open:
  • Mon - Fri 8:15 AM - 1:15 PM
  • Sat - Sat 8:15 AM - 4:15 PM
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