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Cappella Brancacci

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Address: Piazza del Carmine | Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine, 50124, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 238 2195
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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The church and convent of the Carmine in Florence were founded shortly...

The church and convent of the Carmine in Florence were founded shortly after the middle of the thirteenth century, by a group of Carmelite monks from Pisa. In the church we find the Brancacci Chapel, a masterpiece known around the world for its frescoes of the Life of Saint Peter by Masaccio and Masolino. Created between 1425-1427, the frescoes were left incomplete and finished by Filippino Lippi between 1481 and 1482

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Well worth the trip into the Oltrarno

You'll need a map to find this but the Oltrarno (the other side of the river) is well worth exploring anyway: markets, restaurants, and look out for the comic figures produced by... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I LOVE cathedrals, we never miss one. Brancacci was a major disappointment! We paid 14 Euros to get in and all we got to do was step into a small portion of one of the wings. That's it! I thought it was a mistake - there must be more! I asked one of the employees if that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You'll need a map to find this but the Oltrarno (the other side of the river) is well worth exploring anyway: markets, restaurants, and look out for the comic figures produced by CLET : these have been added to road signs to everyone's amusement. The Basilica di Santa Maria del Carmine suffered fire damage in the 18th century but these... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A jewel of Florentine art, this chapel is not known by many people, but this means that it is not so crowded, and one can better enjoy the very well preserved frescoes. The frescoes made by Masaccio are representative for Florentine art.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

My wife and I went to Santa Maria del Carmine in a quiet section of the Oltrarno for the specific purpose of seeing the frescoes painted by Masolino da Panicale, Masaccio, and Filippino Lippi in the Brancacci Chapel. We’d read about the Chapel, expected that it would be crowded, and knew that our time near the frescoes would be limited... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Wonderful frescoes, some of the best in Italy, an exquisite example of early Renaissance art. Be warned. To preserve the frescoes only 30 people are admitted at a time, and for a maximum of 30 minutes. On a busy day you may have to wait 2-3 hours before your allotted slot if you buy at the desk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

This frescoes should be a must to visit. Very well renovatated and very good visible for the few tourists (not hoardes) who visit this wonderfull place. You dont have to hurry and can enjoy this masterworks and discover many details.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

We were staying in an adjacent apartment and dropped in on our way out, the chapel cost 6eu to access, it is fairly small and on busy days access is limited but we spent 30-40 minutes absorbed by the Brancacci frescoes that were so influential to the Florentine art movement

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Some amazing Frescoes in this Chapel and its a delightful building. Well worth seeing, but best done if you have a Firenze card as you don't have to book and can go straight in.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

The ticket only covered seeing the small part of the church where the frescoes were, which was very crowded as a result. The frescoes were beautiful but we would have liked to see the rest of the church having paid for entry.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

It's a bit of a hike across the Arno to get to Brancacci - but it's well worth it for the St Peter's Frescos, from his call to upside down crucifixion, and the temptation and famed expulsion of Adam and Eve from Eden by Masaccio and Lippi. There is also a 'last supper' room (not "the" but still remarkable one)... 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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