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“Famous frescoes”
Review of Cappella Brancacci

Cappella Brancacci
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$173.13*
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Ranked #45 of 608 things to do in Florence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The church and convent of the Carmine in Florence were founded shortly after the middle of the thirteenth century, by a group of Carmelite monks from Pisa. In the church we find the Brancacci Chapel, a masterpiece known around the world for its frescoes of the Life of Saint Peter by Masaccio and Masolino. Created between 1425-1427, the frescoes were left incomplete and finished by Filippino Lippi between 1481 and 1482
Reviewed December 8, 2014

We visited here in early October 2013. This chapel is famous for its frescoes on the Life of St Peter commissioned around 1424. Begun by Masolino, many frescoes were done by his pupil Masaccio and by Filippino Lippi. These frescoes used the revolutionary technique of perspective and placed Masaccio in the vaguard of Renaissance painting. Michelangelo himself visited this chapel to study the pioneering work of Masaccio. This is not overcrowded with tourists and is a pleasant walk over the Ponte Vecchio and along Borgo San Iacopo - about 15 mins.

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Reviewed November 29, 2014

Just to stand face to face with Masacho's masterpieces is worth the admission!
I was told they cleaned The Expulsion, and it is bright and so much better than the
art book photos. The staff are super friendly and you can stay as long as you want if you
go in the morning. So just sit on a pew, relax, and admire this master!

1  Thank Jeffrey W
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Reviewed November 10, 2014

Masaccio's frescoes are just beautiful. There is an entry fee, however it is uncrowded, making for a wonderful experience.

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Reviewed October 12, 2014

We only had half a day since we arrived on Saturday afternoon. We started at the Brancacci Chapel and it was small, quiet and a nice way to start our Florence adventure. We enjoyed the beautiful paintings and navigating through the neighborhood streets. We used the Firenze card for admission.

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Reviewed October 9, 2014

Your can't reach the Brancacci Chapel from the main entrance to the Santa Maria del Carmine- and it has it's own working hours (not like the chiesa's), so you need to look for the door on the right of the main entrance.
The visit is very short, and offers only the frescoes of this small cappella. But they are exquisite!
Offer a discount for students.

1  Thank Masha T
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