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Museo di San Marco

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Opened to the public in 1869, this museum houses the largest collection of sacred art in Florence including a sweeping fresco by Giovanni Antonio Sogliani and a superb collection of works by Mariotto Albertinelli.
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Piazza San Marco, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you visit, the museum doors are just to the right of the church. The church is wonderful, see it first then go to the museum. There's plenty of wonderful things to see on the ground floor, but don't miss what's waiting for you upstairs....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tom L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A sense of spirituality and serenity permeated this museum. Perhaps because it was uncrowded, or it featured mainly the religious paintings of Fra Angelico. It used to be a monastery. One can imagine the monks going about their day, in silence and in prayer. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank margaretc007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely murals and pictures throughout. Contains Savonarola's cell (with him looking mighty forbidding). Do not miss the Cafe Accedemia opposite for a meal afterwards - it's outstanding.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stilton54
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We first visited this museum 18 years ago by accident as the queue for the Accademia was so off putting. What a wonderful find. Visiting Florence recently we made sure to go again and once again we found it to be stunning. Also unlike many...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mandj82015
Reviewed 9 November 2018

This museum is a treasure of Spiritual Art done by Fra Angelico. His paintings can be found in the rooms that the monks used centuries ago in this Monastery. The famous Masterpiece, Annunciation of Mary is be found here as well...by Fra Angelico.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Camie F
Reviewed 8 November 2018

As with another review I've just seen, we also visited the monastery after seeing it on "The Medici - Makers of Modern Art". The monastery, now museum, was paid for by Giovanni Medici, the money lender, and real founder of the dynasty, who also contributed...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 503dr
Reviewed 7 November 2018

In case you would like to see "something different from galleries and palaces" , you should visit San Marco.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Natalia S
Reviewed 7 November 2018

The museum is incredible, the frescos are inspiring to see. The monks' rooms speak volumes of their lives when you see how stark and simple they lived. The ceiling alone is a splendour to witness. Well worth visiting, not a place to skip over if...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jenny F
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Took in the Museo di San Marco - a former convent with some very interesting history. The Medici - Makers of Modern Art, an excellent documentary on BBC4 (Andrew Graham-Dixon), prompted us to include this in our itinerary. We visited the Museo on our last...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JimBlandings
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

The most amazing place to visit. Fra Angelico (and his pupils) was a prolific painter of frescoes in this monastery and for just 4 Euros, we can see them too. A real testament to his skill is the level of detail. The highlight is the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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San Marco
The pleasant atmosphere of this residential area, a
stone’s throw away from the Duomo of Florence,
surprises everyone. A continuous flow of backpacking
students provides the tranquil surroundings for the
elderly residents who sit in Piazza San Marco to read
the daily newspaper. Home to several universities,
including the Academy of Fine Arts, San Marco is one
of the most vibrant cultural centers in the city. A
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Joanna H
22 May 2018|
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Response from HotelSnob2003 | Reviewed this property |
No. You can join a tour, but it’s very easy on your own. I was there last May, August, and February, and it was never crowded. Just remember it closes at 13:50 each day. Enjoy!
Genevieve S
21 April 2015|
Response from AlessandroFlorence |
Free tours in English usually run on Wednesday anf friday at 12.30 pm (no reservation required). Schedule can occasionally change. You could call the museum the day before your visit.
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