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Santa Maria del Carmine

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Address: Piazza del Carmine, 50124, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 238 2195
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An elegant church decorated by Masaccio's famous frescoes on the life of...

An elegant church decorated by Masaccio's famous frescoes on the life of St. Peter.

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Beautiful Frescos

The Fresco's in the chapel altar are beautiful and worth the walk to a quaint area of Florence with interesting and one of a kind shops along the way

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Allen B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Fresco's in the chapel altar are beautiful and worth the walk to a quaint area of Florence with interesting and one of a kind shops along the way

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Yet another lovely church in Florence. The Santa Maria del Carmine is a beautiful church located in the Piazza Santa del Carmine. It has some really lovely frescoes in the Chapel. Lovely!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

This church and convent was originally built between 1268-1475 and is located across the river in the Oltrarno neighborhood of Florence, Italy. Most of the church was destroyed by fire in 1771 with the exception of the old Sacristy, the Corsini Chapel and Brancacci Chapel. The brick façade was never finished but the interior with a wide vaulted nave and... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

There is a Sunday mass at 10am this is sparsely attended. The church is lovely, worth walking around to see all the chapels.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Entry to the church is free. However, you cannot get anywhere close to the Brancacci frescos for which there is a separate entrance and fee. Nevertheless the church is attractive enough in its own right.

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West Coxsackie, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

i had high expectations to this due to all the other fine quality of art and help but was let down a bit here. not saying the place wasn't good but wasn't as great as i thought it would be due to others talking about it in such high regards, might have just been i was too hyped up after... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Arrived excepting to see the frescos and much more of the other spaces within the church; however, we were limited to the chapel of the frescos, which were great, but there is much more to see. If you want to see the art only, there is value, but I expected more.

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I've been to the Brancacci Chapel four times now and have never, otherwise, been in Santa Maria del Carmine. There are many more churches in Florence that have greater art to see... if you're there, of course, you can stop in. But spend the time in the cloister, the Brancacci -- a masterpiece of world art. The frescoes in the... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This church is located about 1 km from the Ponte Vecchio and access is not so good but it's worthwhile visiting here just to see Masaccio's famous fresco 'Expulsion from the Garden of Eden' which benchimarks the new expression of the Renaissance paintings.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Santa Maria delle Carmine (free entry) is located in the Oltrarno district and is where you find the worldly Brancacci Chapel. You can visit the church through its main entrance, instead of the side entrance which leads directly to the Brancacci Chapel. The church was originally built in 1268. Today it features an incomplete and somewhat sombre facade. However, the... More 

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A warm evening with a cocktail in your hand and great company is the ideal way to experience Piazza Santo Spirito; the area is busiest at sunset for happy hour. Visitors cannot hide their astonishment sitting on the staircase under the Basilica of Santo Spirito, and they cannot help but stare at the architectural masterpieces like Bianca Cappello House, Fontana dello Sprone and San Frediano in Cestello and Santa Maria delle Carmine churches. Tourists and Florentines alike join up in the area between Santo Spirito and San Frediano, connecting the Tuscan soul to the international spirit permeating the city.
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