Basilica of Santa Croce

Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence: Address, Phone Number, Basilica of Santa Croce Reviews: 4.5/5

Basilica of Santa Croce
4.5
Historic Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
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This is the richest medieval church in Florence, which features frescoes by Giotto, a chapel by Brunelleschi and one of the finest of all early Renaissance tombs.
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Neighbourhood: Santa Croce
Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night. Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the Central National Library. As a hub for young people, the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated by songs and dances.
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FLnurseER
Boca Raton, FL2,433 contributions
Definitely worth a visit
Sep 2021 • Couples
Very beautiful and awe inspiring basilica with tombs and monuments dedicated to the most famous Italian personalities. There are many, but for me the most significant were Michael Angelo’s, Galileo Galilei’s, Leonardo da Vinci‘s , Rossini’s, Dante’s and Florence Nightingale’s (on the wall outside in the cloister). I purchased a timed ticket a day in advance, but we had arrived early and I tried to get in earlier without success. They did not let me in until the time shown on the ticket. I saw other people just buying tickets and they were going in right away. There were very few people present in the Basilica, so at this time, I don’t think it’s necessary to buy the timed tickets just buy them when you show up. One had to present a Covid certificate, temperatures were taken, and face masks had to be worn. They were no restrooms available and everyone was directed to go to the tourist office across the street, there was a small charge for use of the toilets there.
Written 20 September 2021
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Marla7
Naas, Ireland702 contributions
Beautiful cathedral with famous tombs
Sep 2021
I really enjoyed my visit to Santa Croce, it is a beautiful building with a lot of history and, of course, the tombs of many famous Florentine. Unfortunately the Brunelleschi chapel (Cappella Pazzi) was closed at the time, which was a disappointment.
I really appreciated the ability to book the entrance ticket in advance and not having to queue.
Written 13 September 2021
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DudeWithGlasses
Los Angeles, CA333 contributions
Just WOW
Jun 2021
What a gorgeous church! The murals are jaw dropping. Reasonable price for admission and well worth it.
Written 9 September 2021
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Jake23
New Jersey6,073 contributions
Beautiful cathedral
Aug 2021 • Couples
Stunning basilica housing the tombs of Nicolo Machiavelli, Galileo, Dante Alighieri, and Michelangelo amongst others. A must see.
Written 2 August 2021
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JDZatSF
San Francisco, CA817 contributions
beautiful
Jul 2021
With a statue of Dante in front, there is so much beauty and history, both inside and out, this magnificent structure.
Written 20 July 2021
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McKenna N
Gainesville, FL119 contributions
Beautiful and less crowded
Jun 2020
We stopped in this church instead of the Duomo, as it was less crowded and less expensive, and were not disappointed. They have a great collection of Renaissance art and tombs, as well as monuments to several of Florence's greats, including Michelangelo, Dante, and Galileo.
Written 17 February 2021
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martynjoly
Southampton, UK131 contributions
Bit pricy
Oct 2020 • Couples
A beautiful building overall but bit pricy to go in as basically only tombs to see which can be done in 10min
Written 23 October 2020
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LanzoFlyer
London, UK124 contributions
Grave yard...
Oct 2020 • Family
Basilica is another basilica..
Walk round the back to the grave yard. It's fascinating and massive!!
Mausoleum after mausoleum.
Some old some new but 100's of them.
This place had a strange atmosphere.
A must visit.
Written 13 October 2020
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BackPacker800547
Bilston, UK583 contributions
Stunning significant church
Oct 2020
Stunning church in a great square, with loads of monumental architecture and superb statues. Worth visiting to pay respects to some great Italians
Written 10 October 2020
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Mike R
Colchester, UK152 contributions
Essential part of the Florence itinerary
Sep 2020
A chance to pay homage to the tombs and intricate memorials to some very famous people including Machiavelli, Galileo (and probably his daughter) and Michelangelo
(though he would probably be horrified at the sight of his monument). And don't miss the cloisters and the amazing Pazzi chapel. During the Covid crisis, visitor numbers are limited so expect queues, temperature checks and the enforced wearing of masks but the staff on hand are very friendly and helpful.
Written 23 September 2020
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