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Church of Santa Maria Novella

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Dominican monastery that serves as a distinguished monument to the religious and artistic history of Florence, which features valuable examples of Florentine paintings from the 14th and 15th centuries..
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Piazza Santa Maria Novella, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This church was basically completed in the mid-1300s and has a different style than the others, but is difficult to describe. Dante spent some time here, trying to perfect the Meridian Line in the church, which I think was recently added to the floor. St....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The church is stunning, the Giotto's crucifix is superb. Outside the church, all around the garden there are porticos with rooms with great murales. A must see

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our Italian friends had suggested we visit here as it tends to be one of the more underrated attractions of Florence. They were right! The building is very much larger than it appears from the outside and the many frescoes and artworks displayed inside are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Popeye500
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this elegant architecture, the first place we visited when we arrived in Florence. Worth every minute if you like old architecture.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Dwija B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic church to view which is surprisingly large with many places to look. Small charge of 7.50 euro per adult. Saw many historical paintings and sculptures as well as many monuments and graves. Suggest popping in if you are close to the station

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Adrianpowell00
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I mention this church but there are many in Florence. Some charge for admission but always have a quiet/prayer room which is free. When you getting across the river there are no charges. Their joy, especially those away from the very centre is their peace...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Is the church infront of the main train station and took the name of this church. Is at gothic style.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

This is another church in Florence that has great art by many Renaissance artists. To me, the beautiful facade looks very much like the Santa Croce Church. What is distinctive about the interior is the prominence of crucifixes. Giotto's Crucifixion hangs right above the aisle...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

There are so many incredible and impressive churches to visit in Italy! Basilica di Santa Maria Novella is just next to the main train station in the city and easy to find.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 23, 2018

I had no idea this church had so many interesting pieces of art, but it kept coming. Not just in the main cathedral, but in the other buildings. A special place with some surprising rewards for the visiting art enthusiast or religious historian.

Date of experience: October 2018
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January 8, 2018|
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Response from linda h | Reviewed this property |
would not think there us a charge.
Cindy G
July 22, 2016|
Response from IanJanineA |
Yes. It's already very warm in Florence. We went yesterday and there was no issue at all with dress code. Unlike in Venice where women must cover their shoulders??
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July 22, 2016|
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Response from Nomadtourist37 | Reviewed this property |
Men can wear shorts in the church, and photographs without flash are allowed