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“new door”

Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
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$33.42*
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Santa Croce Basilica and Opera del Duomo Complex Museum Entrance Tickets
Ranked #18 of 443 things to do in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: For preservation purposes, many significant works have been moved from the Duomo to this nearby museum.
montreal
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“new door”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

we walked into the museum to see the door of the bernini restored and highly recommend a visit because it took over 20 years to restore a great job. thanks florence

Visited September 2012
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Minneapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“historic treasures and new museum display techniques”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

This seems to be part of a yet-to-be-finished museum that will tell the story of how Brunelleschi, and earlier artists, actually built the Duomo. The REAL panels from Ghiberti's "Gates of Paradise" are here, and boy are they different from the reproductions that people see in the square! So nuanced, full of subtle ways of depicting space and volume! Also architectural models at many scales from the 15th century, which makes the point that architects have always had to make an effort to show their client what the project would look like! And most wonderful, a few models of the machines that Brunelleschi devised to get buidling materials up to the height of the dome, many stories above street level at a time when everything was winched up by horse or man power. Wow!

Visited September 2012
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Tracy, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
“Easy to skip - don't”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

There is so much going on and so many things to see in Florence that the Duomo Museum may be a low priority, but that is a shame. The real Baptistry doors are there as are the Pieta that Michelangelo worked on in his later years. The process of making your way through the museum is somewhat odd, but seeing Donatello's Mary Magdaline is very moving. It alone is worth the visit.

Visited September 2012
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San Luis Obispo, California
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“Small museum of treasures”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Very easy to reach, very easy to tour, while small, the art/historical items are very worth the effort and time here. Enjoy the real Gates of Paradise without all of the crowds surrounding the copy outdoors!

Visited September 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“A gem in a city of gems”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

This is worth visiting - many people miss this so try not to!
It has the original restored door from the Baptistery - fully restored, and an unfinished pieta by Michaelanglo.
It is certainly one of the quieter museums and is a great place for anybody who likes sculpture.

Visited September 2012
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