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Museo dell'Opera del Duomo

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Address: Piazza del Duomo 9, 50122, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 230 2885

For preservation purposes, many significant works have been moved from the...

For preservation purposes, many significant works have been moved from the Duomo to this nearby museum.

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This modern museum houses incredible artifacts and art from the Duomo. All of the original Ghiberti doors for the baptistry have been restored and can be examined up close. The... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This modern museum houses incredible artifacts and art from the Duomo. All of the original Ghiberti doors for the baptistry have been restored and can be examined up close. The exhibits include the models that were submitted in the competitions for the construction of the dome and for the decorations on the exterior of the cathedral. I suggest you go... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The newly reopened museum building serves its purpose well- as a foil for the many stunning masterpieces, many of which have been cleaned or restored in time for the museum's opening.

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Ocean City, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great new museum the city has re-done and located in the actual place where the workshops of the building of the Duomo were located. The Opera displays and explains the building, the dome, the competitions for the façade, etc. Not to be missed.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another of these multi-million $ museums that are made for the pleasure of architects more than for the public. However, the Cathedral's artwork it exhibits is worth seeing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This beautiful museum contains the original bronze panels from the Baptistry in addition to original statutes from the roof of the Duomo and also the original rose window. It was not crowded, so we did not feel rushed to get through to see everything. There were always long lines of people waiting to get into the Duomo, and I thought... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The museum has very nice statues and you should definitely see the original baptistery doors which has more than 8 segments composed of stories and each segment is carved and like a 3D paintings. There are also very nice works of Donatello and Michalangelo

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The museum is amazing! There is so much to see and you should definitely take your time. We went to the museum in the morning, right after it opened and it was rather. When we left the museum 2 hours later it was already crowded. Don't miss seeing the original "doors of paradise" from the Baptistery and Michelangelo's Pietà. They... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

A couple of reviews down here claim that the museum doesn't provide explanatory panels or captions (especially in English), a clear path and is poorly organized. I disagree. I found this museum particularly well curated, easy to visit and understand in all its rooms. You MUST visit this jewel during your stay in Florence. I recommend that you look up... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This is quite possibly the worst customer service experience I've ever had. The information on-site is confused and your constantly directed towards the website with queries. The information provided in advance via email and website is bad UX. I'd recommend looking from the outside. The staff were rude and unhelpful. Customers deserve better!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Architecture and display of the fantastic artworks is wonderful. However, the museum woefully lacks any explanation of anything. Like many Italian museums, it's assumed you know what your looking at. There are 2 flashy short videos (in English and Italian) and obscure text panels, poorly translated into English. The staff at the main desk were very rude - forget a... More 

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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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