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Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele

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This extraordinary structure testifies to the historic evolution of the city, which once served as a granary in the gardens of the Sisters of San Michele during Florence's mercantile period.
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Via Arte della Lana 1/Via de' Calzaiuoli, Florence, Italy
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All reviews original statues grain store beautiful altar outer walls small church gothic style interesting church worth a visit upper floor renaissance sculpture free entrance famous artists great art tabernacle saints granary guild
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely my favourite church in Florence. Orsanmichele has fourteen tabernacles that are on the external facades. The tabernacles were decorated between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and each one houses in a statue of the patron saint of the guild. The statues are copies and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JanaZC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was following the free Rick Steve’s Audio tour of Renaissance and came upon this church with it’s famous sculptures around all 4 sides, including works by Donotello, Ghinerti, and Verrochio, as well as the first freestanding bronze statue since antiquity. The inside of the church...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Darryl R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

All around the church are these sculptures in niches, many of them sculpted by famous artists, such as Donatello. Michelangelo was inspired by the Donatello's St. Mark, apparently. Walked around the church to view the different statues. The inside of the church was dominated by...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank margaretc007
Reviewed 27 October 2018

I loved this little museum. There is a nice collection of sculptures and at the top floor is the old granary. There are benches there to rest and admire the artwork. Feels very peaceful and welcoming there.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MS07869
Reviewed 20 October 2018

This small church was once a granary, adding to its charm. Take your time to look at the paintings and sculptures, and to light a candle.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

This church is an unusual building, converted to a religious space from a grain market and store and it's old purpose odds clearly visible from the shape of the building and design. There aresome good medieval alter pieces on show. We went on a Monday...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael P
Reviewed 19 October 2018

The "or" is for the monastery oratory and kitchen garden upon which the granary was built and "sanmichele" is for the name of the monastery which was demolished. In about 1337, this was a purpose-built structure for grain buying and selling (ground floor), offices (second...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

I did not like the museum so much so don't worry if you aren't here on Monday but the church is beautiful and free

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We did the Rick Steve's walk through Florence and he had a stop at the Orsanmichelle church to review the exterior statues which was very interesting. We also went inside and the church felt much closer to one that was used on a regular basis...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JohnandMarylou
Reviewed 11 October 2018

This building has a history going back to a monastery in the 8th century. On the outside in the niches are reproductions of the original statues that were placed in the 15th century by the various Florentine guilds, as they competed among themselves to outdo...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is
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