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Cappella Brancacci

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Address: Piazza del Carmine | Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine, 50124, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 238 2195
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Biel, Switzerland
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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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Colchester, United Kingdom
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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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Amesbury, United Kingdom
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Slightly off the beaten-track, this little chapel is an early Renaissance gem. Each picture tells a story from the life of St Peter, using newly developed techniques of fore-shortening and perspective. It deserves to be better known, but then it wouldn't be so enjoyable to linger over in cool contemplation. Take time out from the usual round of blockbusters to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Absolute must. All the sites advise advanced booking is necessary, but we did not manage to book online and the phone, so just went there first thing in the morning, and amazingly just got the tickets straight away. Well worth the visit, beautiful frescoes, fantastic impression, place small, very cosy and quiet.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

I have heard of this chapel, but visited it for the first time. It was breathtaking. Incredible to believe human hands created these frescoes. It is certainly not in the centre, and slightly off the beaten track, but worth checking out you won't be disappointed!

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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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