Museo di San Marco

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Museo di San Marco

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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Neighbourhood: Florence Historic Centre
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Gerald R
Newquay, UK38 contributions
Oasis of Peace & Calm
Sep 2020 • Couples
An oasis of calm and peace in amongst the hurly burly of Florence. Marvellous frescos.Gives you a real sense of how the monks lived and how inspired they would have been by the fresco in their cell. Hope folk take time to admire Ghirlandaio's last supper in the refectory as well as Fra Angelico's work. Marvellous place to visit.
Written 13 September 2020
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Sophie M
Ermenonville, France204 contributions
Intimate, peaceful and moving
Aug 2020 • Solo
Florence is a beautiful city but after a while, seing so many beautiful museums can be exhausting. However this beautiful monetary was my favourite museum yet, because it is not a museum. There are about 30 cells in which Fra Angelico and his disciples painted beautiful frescos from the New Testament. The library is also very impressive. Do not miss this wonderful place.
Written 15 August 2020
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rhobags
London, UK17 contributions
Wow a hidden treasure
Aug 2020
Not as widely known as it should be but do go - the frescos painted by Fra Angelico are, simply, incredible.
Written 9 August 2020
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GAN L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia8,695 contributions
Religious art
Feb 2020
The museum is located on the old Dominican convent of San Marco in Piazza San Marco. In this museum, we visited the Chapter Room, the Lavabo Room, the Refectory, the Cloister of the Spesa and a small cloister of the XV century. There are magnificent frescoes to look at, in particular the Annunciation fresco on top of the staircase leading to the dormitories. The library houses an important collection of medieval , Renaissance and illuminated books.
Written 10 March 2020
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nicolas s
Milan, Italy2,252 contributions
stupendous art work by Fra Angelico
Feb 2020
fabulous museum, not to be missed, one of the top attractions in Florence . the artwork by fra angelico, the monk cells, the library ,the exhibits. fabulous
Written 27 February 2020
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JurreSilbi
Krakow, Poland60 contributions
Pearls of the Renaissance
Jan 2020
Museum is located in the Dominican convent, where Fra Angelico was a monk and a famous painter. His work is shown in a separate room at the ground level. Have a look at tabernaculum which is a great piece of art. The wooden frame was made by Ghirlandaio, another great artist. Ghirlandaio’s work, a polychromy in the refectory presenting the Last Supper is also on display. Have a deeper look at the face of Saint Paulus (the person with knife). Don’t miss the upper floor where there are monks’ rooms with paintings. Here it is time to recall another monk, Girolamo Savonarola who lived here, and his influence on the history of Florence and Medici family. Really dramatic times. And the library with a huge collection of books is also worth a visit.
This museum accepts Firenzecard. Be also prepared that some attractions might be closed even if they should be available, according to the schedule.
Written 20 January 2020
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Helen W
25 contributions
Incredible art work by Fra Angelico and early 15th century artists
Jan 2020
IThis is a fantastic museum in an old monastery. The monks' cells were decorted with frescoes by Fra Angelico, and the fresco of the Annunciation at the top of the stairs as one goes up to the cells is one of the most celebrated images in Western art. This is a wonderful place, mainly because one has the opportunity to view art in the very place for which it was meant, rather than hanging on the wall in a museum. The fresco of the Last Supper by Ghirlandaio is so beautiful. Note the cherries arranged on the tablecloth. Some scholars think that they spell out the notes of a hymn. All in all, a beautiful, tranquil experience. Be aware that the museum is not open every day and that it is usually only open in the mornings.
Written 6 January 2020
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malvern09
London,UK462 contributions
A good reason to visit an old monastery!
Dec 2019
If your eye has been caught by a Fra Angelico while wandering around the Uffizi, you must visit this museum. It is based in an old monastery (where Savonarola, scourge of the Medicis, was based). Although the downstairs rooms and cloisters have many treasures, the main magic is upstairs, in the living quarters. At the top of the stairs, you are greeted by Fra Angelico's masterpiece, 'The Annunciation'. Thereafter, each of the 44 monk's cells contains its own bit of magic - each with its own Fra Angelico fresco. And as long as you dodge the occasional school party, it is much less crowded and more peaceful than other galleries/museums. And once you are all art-ed out, the bustling central market is only a couple of minutes away!
Written 25 December 2019
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RonL40
Utica, NY3,283 contributions
The stunning frescoes of Fra Angelico
Nov 2019
The Church and convent are a world class artistic masterpieces. Dozens of frescoes by Fra Angelico are joined by his stunning Last Judgment and, in the adjoining museum, much much more. The museum tickets are harder to get in the summer months so advance ticketing is a good idea. Be prepared to be amazed that one person could paint so much, so well, in so little time. A unique place to see and understand Renaissance art.
Written 12 December 2019
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cynthia158
Melbourne, Australia64 contributions
Peaceful Atmosphere, Glorious Frescoes
Nov 2019
One of my favourite places in Florence. Worth seeing for the Fra Angelico frescoes. Absolutely breathtaking! The museum was previously a monastery, and it retains a sacred aura about it. Also interesting are the monks' cells and that of Savoranola. Try to go early in the morning. I went first thing and was the only one there for about 10 minutes.
Written 28 November 2019
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Museo di San Marco is open:
  • Mon - Fri 08:15 - 13:15
  • Sat - Sat 08:15 - 16:15
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