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National Museum of San Matteo

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Address: Piazza San Matteo in Soarta | Lungarno Mediceo, 56100, Pisa, Italy
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+39 050 541865
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8:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Sun 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tue - Sat 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
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National Museum of San Matteo, which is housed in the Benedictine...

National Museum of San Matteo, which is housed in the Benedictine Monastery, features a group of paintings from the 12th- to 18th- centuries, and a rich collection of sculpture from the Pisano School.

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A hidden jewell, don't miss it

We were alerted to this museum by the TV programme 'Italy Unpacked' and were not disappointed. The €5 entrance fee is a bargain for the privilege of what was effectively a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were alerted to this museum by the TV programme 'Italy Unpacked' and were not disappointed. The €5 entrance fee is a bargain for the privilege of what was effectively a private viewing, given that we saw no other visitors while we were there. The highlight for us was the collection of wooden crucifixes, but there was plenty more to... More 

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017

Stunning museum even has a little 3d map of the area, and plenty to keep you interested well worth a visit

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2017

The start was off-putting. There was a courtyard lined with capitals and other unlabelled bits of carved marble. A large room (former church?) of labelled sculptures followed. We kept going ....up stairs. Wow! Numerous 12th century guilded crucifixes, then altar pieces. Best of all were coloured wooden sculptures of ladies. One seen in the distance looked as if she was... More 

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Lamia, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

if you go to Pisa you must visit it. 10-15 minutes away from the train station. Walking by the river [ until you reach it ] is also magical...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

An ancient but sad and neglected building which I assume may have been devastated in the middle of the last century. But the contents are exquisite and lovingly displayed. Spectacular even to someone as inexpert as myself. As others have noted there are few visitors and the ticket office struggled to change my €10 note. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

North bank of the river. It's a former convent or monastery, and a nice place to stroll round. Not mobbed by the hordes which visit the Piazza dei Miracoli. In fact we pretty much had the place to ourselves. The courtyard / cloisters was a bit worn out. Its best friend might call it shabby chic. The golden Reliquary of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

A fascinating collection with some major masterpieces though sadly the building is poorly maintained and feels a bit run down. I was the only visitor!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

There is such a vast array of religious relics. Very fascinating. My 14-year-old son chose this museum based on how old some of these relics where. I took more pictures of the gorgeous courtyard than anything else. Inside on the second level they had statues, paintings, and so much more with some English descriptions, as well Italian. Entry price was... More 

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016

If you are keen on thirteenth and fourteenth century religious art - and I am - then the collection is of a surprisingly high quality. But you will need to have a high tolerance for rooms full of Virgins and Childs with Saints and for depictions of the Crucifixion. There is one room at the end of the tour with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

This gem was the highlight of our visit to Pisa. It is quite amazing and nobody really seems to know about it. A fabulous collection of Florentine art. No fanfare, no shop, no postcards and, bliss, no tourists!

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