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“Not a masterpiece compared to the other statues nearby”

Equestrian Monument of Cosimo I
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Reviewed May 15, 2014

Yes, it's very beautiful indeed, but one can't help but compare with the other statues in the square. Somehow it just didn't "grab" me. If it was the single statue in the square, perhaps my opinion would have been different.
Good to see though some respect to the historically important Medici family by placing a statue of one of its notable members.

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Reviewed January 9, 2014

If it was not for the tour I was on, I would have not known the signifcance of this statue. Unfortunately, as other reviewers have noted, it is now used as a meeting place (and is a good one) more so than anything else.

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Reviewed September 21, 2013

The Cosimo I Statue is a great work of art as a sculpture. It is located in the middle of the Piazza della Signoria. Giambologna was the sculptor and he made the sculpture in 1594. Giambologna was one of the best sculptors that Italy has produced. Cosimo I became a grand duke and one of the most important men in Florence history. He also lived in the Palazzo Vecchio.

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Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

People watch here and learn a bit while enjoying gelato. You won't necessarily remember it but it is surrounded by tons of other great sights.

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Reviewed March 16, 2012

The statue is a militaristic projection of force and power and as such pales in relation to the beauty and artistry of the statues in the nearby Loggia or even the copy of David. Yet it is a great place to begin as you tour the Piazza della Signoria and take in the historical narrative as well as the beauty of the art.

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