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“Beautiful Santa Croce” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Basilica di Santa Croce

Basilica di Santa Croce
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$32.15*
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Santa Croce Basilica and Opera del Duomo Complex Museum Entrance Tickets
Ranked #9 of 426 things to do in Florence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This is the richest medieval church in Florence, which features frescoes by Giotto, a chapel by Brunelleschi and one of the finest of all early Renaissance tombs.
Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Beautiful Santa Croce”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

The church is beautiful and actually used to be the St Mary of the Flowers Church; and later moved to the incredible Dome at the Centre of Florence. It has the statue of Dante outside, the understudy to Michelangelo and hosts the memorials of the great Galileo Galileo, Michelangelo himself and Machiavelli.

It is also situated next to a very nice jewellery manufacture and store and the library at the back. One can view the outside for free but might have to buy tickets to go inside. I did not get a chance to get inside but I believe its just as beautiful.

This church is definitely one of Florence and Italy's greatest pieces of history and is not to be missed.

Visited July 2013
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Hollywood, Florida
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“Love this spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

I love the history and art in the European cathedrals, but seeing the final resting place of Michelangelo Buonarroti, Galileo, and Dante was special ... particularly after visiting museums displaying their works. The size of this church is amazing .... and we stopped in at the leather school and shop behind the church as well.

Visited September 2013
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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“Famous tombs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

Tombs of many of Florence's legendary figures are here. Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Galileo to name but three. And the frescoes are stunning. This church is at the heart of medieval Florence. Dante stands guard outside. Be warned!

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Couldn't go inside”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

Unfortunately, with the restricted timings on church entry, we did not have the opportunity to go inside and pay our respects to the many Renaissance personalities buried there, but even the exterior of the church is worth a visit

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Stunning!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

Well worth a visit. Not crowded. The chapel truly stunning. Great visit. Lovely exhibits old and new. An all together worthwhile few hours.

Visited September 2013
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