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Dating back to before 400 AD, this church is the oldest existing religious structure in the city.
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Piazza di San Lorenzo 9, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The antique and later Romanesque church has a very long history and a grand heritage, with several of the Renaissance and medieval Masters contributing before it got is current form. The most noteworthy I could find was Brunelleschi's architecture that shaped its final form. Nice,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Possibly the oldest church in the ancient city of Florence, although most of what is still viewable is from the 15th century. As far as I know the only major church in Florence without the obligatory magnificent facade, left with plain brickwork (reminiscent of the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here by mistake: thinking this was the Medici Chapel (which is around the other side). The Church, grounds & crypt were OK but not worth the entrance fee.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first church on this site appeared in the 4th century, and the present building was built in the 15th century. Very modest outside, facade without decoration, does not at all resemble the facades of other cathedrals of Florence, and rich, full of masterpieces inside....More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

The facade of this Basilica is in disrepair and sits on a crowded unimpressive piazza. One does not expect to find the treasures of the interior!!!! A quiet lovely ancient church, once the private place of worship for the Medici (who are buried underneath the...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2018

This church was unexpected. Really beautiful inside with a lot of Donatello, especially the two pulpits. The Mecici family was very powerful and ruled Tuscany for a long time. This was their family church! Cosimo I who was the first of the great family is...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Seemed to be a lesser visited church judging by the number of people who were there with us. The decoration is less ostentatious than many other of the main churches. However the dome frescoes are impressive. Used our Firenze Card for a quick wander round.

Thank Tony G
Reviewed 4 July 2018

We stopped in just by chance as it was "free Sunday" and were delighted by the amazing marble works in the chapel dedicated to the Medici. One of the older buildings in Florence, the facade is un-decorated giving it the appearance of a much older...More

Thank MaryKop
Reviewed 1 July 2018

This Basilica was on our maybe to do list and are we ever glad we did it! It turned out to be a quiet respite surrounded by art and sculpture by Donatello and Brunelleschi! Visit the cloisters and see the resting place of Donatello and...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

With a bigger cathederal in the hood, this one does not stand out. Rather dull actually. Hence the limited of restuarants gazing upon it.

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Hi, greetings from Vienna, when i visited last year Florence i used this site, i wrote a little strange because tripadvisor likes to blog websites in here, write everything together opera medice alaurenziana on the end... More
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I visited it in July so I'm pretty (although not 100%) sure I was wearing shorts (to the knees).
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