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Basilica di San Lorenzo

Piazza di San Lorenzo 9, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 216634
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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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"medici family"
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"laurentian library"
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"burial place"
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"separate entrance"
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"cappella dei principi"
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"largest churches"
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"entrance fee"
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"undergoing restoration"
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"worth a visit"
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"beautiful courtyard"
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"buried here"
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"medici history"
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"old church"
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Reviewed yesterday

This church does not appear like much from the outside, but it's what's inside that counts. This was the church of the Medicis. Beautiful interior takes the visitor back to the 15th century. Visit also the cloister. The Library is magnificent, including a special display...More

Thank Fredsviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the largest churches in Florence, as well as one of the the oldest this was the parish church of the Medici family who lived in the palazzo nearby. Medici Chapel in the rear is the burial site of the family. While the exterior...More

Thank SuzyQu15
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This church, dedicated to San Lorenzo, when viewed from the unfinished facade, it is unimaginable to think what greets you inside. Admission is free with a Firenze card so I do not know what the admission price is. This church was consecrated in 393 and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were able to attend a beautiful Sunday Mass here. It was a great experience and even though it was all in Italian, we followed along and read the readings in English from their bulletin. We walked around a little bit after the Mass to...More

Thank Kathy M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted to see this Basilica because of its links to Medici. We went to the underground rooms first where Cosimo's tomb is, and also Donatello's grave. Afterwards we went inside the Basilica and it impressed me much more than the Dome Cathedral. The best...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

the courtyard actually impressed me more than the church itself. big orange tree in the middle, azaleas were in full bloom...a great place to rest your feet and relax a little in all that sightseeing whirl.

Thank Azalee99
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We were walking past this church and I said to my daughter, "let's go inside." We were not disappointed! To imagine that this church was consecrated in 393 was amazing, though updates were made throughout the years, it has never been fully completed, as evidenced...More

Thank RUDisney
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

I was expecting a lot more from this church but found it a bit disappointing. The exterior is bland and inside is grey and white, so odd looking. The cloister is small and unimpressive.

Thank chowso
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Worth visiting but not the most spectacular church but the museum has some interesting items also beautiful cloisters.

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

This is worth visiting for Donnatello's altar and bronze pulpit. Unfortunately, like many of our experiences in Florence, you have to come back another day as the Medici chapel and Michelangelo 's library were shut (but we were still charged the same price) The trouble...More

Thank Plattypuss52
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Response from Francis V | Reviewed this property |
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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