Museo dell'Opera del Duomo

Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence: Hours, Address, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo Reviews: 4.5/5

Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
4.5
Art Museums • History Museums
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10:15 - 17:00
Monday
10:15 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:15 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:15 - 17:00
Thursday
10:15 - 17:00
Friday
10:15 - 17:00
Saturday
10:15 - 17:00
Sunday
10:15 - 17:00
About
For preservation purposes, many significant works have been moved from the Duomo to this nearby museum.
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2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: Duomo
Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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Louis C
14 contributions
Oct 2021
This museum has been totally upgraded and re-staged over the last several years. The display of art work is far more coherent, and the far easier to appreciate than the former, somewhat hodge-podge display. I was very impressed with the improvements. It’s no Uffizi, but it is definitely worth a visit.
Written 4 November 2021
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982rodneyl
Grande Prairie, Canada146 contributions
Oct 2021
The original Baptistry doors alone make this work the time to see. A incredible collection, well organized and documented.
Written 16 October 2021
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Marla7
Naas, Ireland725 contributions
Sep 2021
The museum is filled with amazing pieces of art, like the original baptistry doors and Donatello's wooden Maria Maddalena, which is one of my all time favourites! It is also very well laid out, and all new, so the experience of visiting is very rewarding. I was a bit disappointed that the visit didn't include some sort of priority entrance to the Duomo, which I ended up not being able to visit for lack of time.
Written 20 September 2021
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PoruGM
Amsterdam, The Netherlands57 contributions
Aug 2021
In this museum, you can learn a lot of the history of the Duoma, which dominates the skyline of this wonderfull city. A.o. the orginal doors of the Babtistery are on display. Besides that, there many beautifull paintings and sculptures to be seen.
Written 28 August 2021
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Marc_and_Kim_Z
Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany2,038 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Can’t believe I paid to do that, until I got to the top. Don’t let a few steps scare you off. The climb is broken up, and at any time just stop.

Beautiful midway point to view the paintings on the dome. Then you carry on straight up. At the top, beautiful 360 view of the city. We took lots of pictures.

Now, we only paid for the climb but there is also the cathedral, bell tower and opportunity for a guide.

——-must do in Florence!!! (Summer,like today, go early)
Written 22 June 2021
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FrederickWentworth
Rouen, France984 contributions
Oct 2020
The highlights (and what highlights!) are
-- the North and East doors of the Baptistery by Ghiberti (removed for conservation and replaced by gaudy copies particularly the East doors) which are some of the most beautiful things I have ever seen;
-- the Donatello marbles (particularly "St John the Evangelist");
-- the Danti bronzes ("The Beheading of St John the Baptist", note the fluidity and power of the executioner and the sublime concentration of the saint);
-- the "Pieta Bandini" by Michelangelo no less (who is being restored under your very eyes), unfortunately unfinished but proof of what humankind can achieve.

There is much, much more to see and admire and this museum deserves to be visited at leisure. The building has been magnificently restored and structured--congratulations to the architects and designers. Sadly enough it was almost empty when we were there.
Written 21 October 2020
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Sam Greep
Plymouth, UK304 contributions
Sep 2020
A museum often overlooked by the basilica complex of which this museum holds artefacts for. Tickets are purchasable at 3 ticket locations surrounding the Duomo as well as the operaduomofirenze website. Tickets are timed entry (can stay as long as you want once inside, although everything can be comfortably viewed in 45 minutes to an hour) and include entry to the Baptistery of San Giovani at a price of €10.
Artefacts include Michelangelo's Pieta Bandini, Brunelleschi's death mask, many of the statues that once donned the basilica's interior and exterior and The Gates of Paradise (original golden doors to the baptistery - very impressive!) The Museum also houses Renaissance artwork of the Duomo, attire worn by priests and construction tools used to build the basilica.
Perhaps overall one of my favourite museums in Florence, definitely worth a visit!
Written 21 September 2020
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Gerald R
Newquay, UK45 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Very much enjoyed our visit. Since the Opera was refurbished it sets a gold standard for visitor attractions in Florence. Sooooo enjoyed the display of the Baptistry doors! The authorities are to be commended also for their Covid-19 arrangements. The Opera is now near the top of must sees on a visit to Florence.
Written 13 September 2020
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gio76azzurro
Rome, Italy29 contributions
Jul 2020
A very peculiar place to discover the centuries, the works, the artists behind such an architecture like Florence Duomo!
Written 9 July 2020
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R K L
Seattle, WA2,301 contributions
Oct 2019
The Museo dell'Opera del Duomo houses a fine collection of art and artifact which over the years have been removed from the cathedral, bell tower and baptistery and allows for a more organized viewing by the public, as well as ensuring preservation and security. Unfortunately many tourists may bypass this museum (as I almost did) expecting it to simply be more of the same and of lesser significance. Happily, I invested the time to visit.
Written 22 June 2020
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