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Museo di San Marco

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Address: Piazza San Marco, Florence, Italy
Phone Number:
39 55 238 8608
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8:15 am - 1:15 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:15 am - 1:15 pm
Sat 8:15 am - 4:15 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Opened to the public in 1869, this museum houses the largest collection of...

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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This was undoubtedly the best place we visited whilst in Firenze. Church is still a church and museum is the door to the right. Astonishing wonders of Fra Angelico and others... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Settle, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was undoubtedly the best place we visited whilst in Firenze. Church is still a church and museum is the door to the right. Astonishing wonders of Fra Angelico and others presented in the environment in which they were created! Such a peaceful setting and wondrous treasures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a wonderful place. Just a block away from the frenzy surrounding David you have this beautiful museum in an old monastery. It was particularly interesting to see where the monks live and learn the important role this place played in the history of Florence (be sure to read the story about the bell - it's very entertaining). The the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's tempting to give this venue a bad review to keep the crowds down, because part of the pleasure is the ease of access to numerous world-class frescoes. At least in the winter, you may find yourself alone before an exquisite masterpiece. On the downside, almost all the descriptive plaques are only in Italian, so it is a good idea... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is such a peaceful museum, it's worth a visit just to see the Fra Angelico Annunciation. Breath taking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

The Convent of San Marco was built in the 14C and is a quiet haven with a breathtaking collection of iconic paintings by Fra Angelico. You MUST VISIT this Convent when in Florence.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Beato Angelico, a great, lovely Quattrocento painter, was a monk in this monastery (where well after him Savonarola was abbot), and he painted inspiring Christian art for his brothers, in each cell! You can't get Renaissance Christian art more intensely one-to-one than here. Downstairs there is a good collection of Angelico's "secular" work, meaning Christian art not addressed intimately to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

San Marco is a must. Be delighted by Beato Angelico frescoes in one of the most beautiful convents in Florence. The peace and beauty will impact you, we highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

I was surprised that this didn't have more reviews or more people visiting- just a short stroll from some 'big' sights this was a hidden gem. Entry at €4 was cheap but it would have been worth more. The courtyard was lovely and seeing the monks cells with the wonderful paintings was very interesting but there was also more than... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

This was one of the most amazing museums I visited. If you love pure medieval art, and you want to breath the air of a monastery, this is he best place. It hosts the famous Last Supper by Domenico Ghirlandaio (Michelangelo's first teacher). It also hosts some amazing art made by the famous Fra Angelico, the one considered by the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

First of all, the main photograph shows the church: the museum (the old Dominican monastery) is the door in the right hand corner of the photo. Entry is only 4 euros and opening times are 8.15 -1.50 Monday to Friday and 8.15-4.50 at the weekend (BUT the museum is closed some Sundays and Mondays: it gets a bit complicated then).... More 

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San Marco
The pleasant atmosphere of this residential area, a stone’s throw away from the Duomo of Florence, surprises everyone. A continuous flow of backpacking students provides the tranquil surroundings for the elderly residents who sit in Piazza San Marco to read the daily newspaper. Home to several universities, including the Academy of Fine Arts, San Marco is one of the most vibrant cultural centers in the city. A bridge connecting the modern cultural activity of Florence to its classic art, represented by the everlasting magnificence of the original David, resonates as a symbol of Florence and of Italy as a whole. Get lost in a Neoclassic world, a journey back in time through historic buildings like Spedale degli Innocenti (Hospital of the Innocents), San Marco church, Basilica della Santissima Annunziata, and natural jewels like the Botanical Gardens.
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