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Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana

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I’m not going to try and sell this place to you - all I’ll say is you need to visit, and spend some... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2019
Cork, Ireland
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Good visit Inexpensive.

Went there by self and it was short but really good. there are literature on line and it nice. I... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2019
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Piazza di San Lorenzo 9, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed August 12, 2019 via mobile

I’m not going to try and sell this place to you - all I’ll say is you need to visit, and spend some time taking in all you can! Library open only between 09:30-13:00, so go early. And when you’re done, explore the rest of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 12, 2019

Went there by self and it was short but really good. there are literature on line and it nice. I wish i Had more time

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 18, 2019

Really enjoyed the architecture of the entrance and the reading room. Beautiful windows, amazing floor. The collection of books was the highlight, gorgeous. Definitely recommend a visit.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed April 30, 2019 via mobile

Library of Cosmo much of it designed by Michelangelo. Well laid out and easy to view. A good bookshop and toilets

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed November 16, 2018

A stately entrance designed by Michelangelo is followed by a reading room that feels like a chapel, the light on both sides is filtered through numerous stainglass windows bearing the Medicci coat of arms. The books and manuscripts on display are stunning. How can one...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit to see the beautiful staircase,the reading room,wooden ceiling and original flooring. I purchased some gifts from the store inside. Spent around an hour here.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018

Lovely, old and beautiful Medici’s library, you cannot miss. Perhaps no wonder it’s beautiful as it was designed by Michelangelo. The black stairs in particular is an essence of renaissance style. In the basement is a little museum containing impressive pieces of art. It is...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank kwiewiorowski
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We went here when there was another event going on, so it cost 3 euro/person to get in (and you have to get in line with everyone else for the regular exhibit). The library itself is small, but the reading room is pretty cool. I'm...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 14, 2018

Everyone wants to see the steps, and they are good, but the desks and ceiling in the library itself are outstanding. All were designed by Michelangelo. A temporary exhibit of writings by women, going back to medieval times, was open while we visited. Some beautiful...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

I am a bit of a sucker for libraries at the best of times. What was so delightful here is that it just felt like the gift that keeps on giving ... assuming you are book-ish nerd like me. Michelangelo's design is perfect -- the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Roxanne S
May 3, 2016|
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The monumental Area is open from monday 'till friday : 9,30 - 13. Ticket fee is 3 €
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March 4, 2015|
Response from BradJill |
Yes! We were able to take pictures within the Laurentian Library during our visit earlier this year.