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Museo di San Marco

Piazza San Marco, Florence, Italy
39 55 238 8608
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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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"fra angelico"
in 252 reviews
"monks' cells"
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"former monastery"
in 19 reviews
"girolamo savonarola"
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"dominican monastery"
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"last supper"
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"illuminated manuscripts"
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"monastic life"
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"wonderful frescoes"
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"early renaissance"
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"religious art"
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"first floor"
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"upper floor"
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"beautiful museum"
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"on display"
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"well worth the visit"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is about a half hour walk from the heart of Florence (Duomo)--up hill. Walk through the old roman gates and on up. You will go by Michael Angelo's square. Take in the views. We took the long way home along Belvedere down through Fort...More

Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For a mere 4 euros each we were treated to some of the most awe inspiring sights in Florence. Friar Angelico's frescos, many on the walls of the Friars' cells are awesome, and the large one of the Crucifixion scene is breath taking. This is...More

Thank johnofhornchurch
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museaum at San Marco which is a former Benedictine Monestary is a hidden gem. The frescos and paintings are superb. There were no crowds. The Rick Steves audio guide was perfect. It gives an excellent understanding of Florence in Medieval Times and the Renaissance....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the outside, the Museo San Marco (located across a busy bus terminal where a lot of different buses have their terminus or stops) looks pretty simple and standard, as far as churches go. But I was surprised that inside, there are museums with vast...More

Thank Genevieve G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a specialty museum, as most of the art are frescoes that Fra Angelico painted on the walls of the monastery, inside the rooms of the monks. Since it's a 2 story building and the frescoes are on the upper floor, I'm not sure...More

Thank Cynicoren
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seeing the frescoes of Fra Angelico in the original cells of the monks is an incredible experience. The museum has amassed most of his works into one place. The building itself is the original Dominican cloister. The only problem is the limited hours. Open only...More

Thank Maisey H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots to see. Interesting history of the city also which you won’t find out about elsewhere. Odd opening times so plan ahead to get the most from your entry fee.

Thank Paros81
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Frescoes beautiful in cloisters. They can also be seen inside in the monks' sleeping quarters. Don't miss the Last Supper fresco in the gift shop/ refectory . Everything was well displayed a interesting but it's bigger than you know.

Thank Plattypuss52
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

The basilica of San Marco is definitely worth a visit but the adjoining museum is one of Florence’s gems, containing as it does the largest collection of the works of artist and monk Fra Angelico. We spent ages admiring beautiful paintings, along with frescoes in...More

Thank David B
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Every time I come to Firenze, I climb the stairs to see Fra Angelico’s Annunciation. It is spellbinding. His hand had to be touched by God to create such beauty. The fresco will take your breath away!

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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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Genevieve S
21 April 2015|
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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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