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“An absolute must for the paintings and frescoes of Beato Angelico”
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Museo di San Marco
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Private Florence San Marco Museum Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry
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Florence Monday Museum Tour: Medici Chapels or San Marco Museum
Ranked #20 of 631 things to do in Florence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Opened to the public in 1869, this museum houses the largest collection of sacred art in Florence including a sweeping fresco by Giovanni Antonio Sogliani and a superb collection of works by Mariotto Albertinelli.
Paris, France
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“An absolute must for the paintings and frescoes of Beato Angelico”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

If you want to see some of the most beautiful and impressive paintings and frescoes by Fra Angelico, this is where you have to go. His Annonciation is one of the most sublime work of art of the 15th century.

Visited December 2012
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Peak District National Park, United Kingdom
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“San Marco”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

A bit reminiscent of boarding school although the monks had larger cubicles and better pictures! We loved the sense of peace about the monastery, the relative simplicity and the wonderful colours in all the Fra Angelico frescoes.

Visited December 2012
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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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“Not to be missed”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

We stumbled upon this gem and were very pleased. Got a sense of history while touring the monastery with the cells for monks and nuns with fragments of frescoes on each wall.

Visited October 2012
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San Jose, California
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“A must see, the Gates of Paradise are newly displayed in a beautiful glass box”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

The museum is not as busy as others, and has some beautiful treasures, apart from the Doors of Paradise, e.g. Maria Maddalena by Donatello and a stunning silver altar piece recently renovated

Visited September 2012
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Midlands UK
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“The Frescoes are Sublime”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

This museum is just a few metres from the "home of David " in the Academy. It is a wonderful building with cloisters and cells of the former convent. The construction of the building is fascinating in itself but the artwork in the individual cells is amazing. The quality of preservation is fabulous with vivid colours. This must be one of the best value visits in Florence and well worth an hour or two of anyone's time

Visited November 2012
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