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Museo dell'Opera di Santa Croce

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Put this as Number 2 on your Florence To-Do List

Ok, so there’s the Statue of David at the Galleria dell’Accademia and then I’d go see the Opera Di... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Wellington, New Zealand
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Wonderful surprise

Just when I thought I had seen all the museums I could handle, we walked into Santa Croce. This is... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Laguna Hills, California
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A massive Gothic church housing the remains of some of the biggest names in European history, from Michelangelo to Galileo.
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Piazza di Santa Croce 16, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Ok, so there’s the Statue of David at the Galleria dell’Accademia and then I’d go see the Opera Di Santa Croce Gothic Cathedral. I know, but what about the Duomo you say, well, I’d say the exterior of the Duomo is great but the inside...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

Just when I thought I had seen all the museums I could handle, we walked into Santa Croce. This is amazing, the gothic exterior and the many famous names found inside are just two reasons to visit. The artwork inside is moving and sculptures divine.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 August 2018

This church has the tombs of Galileo, Michelangelo, Ghiberti, Machiavelli, Fermi, Marconi, Da Vinci, as well as frescos, sculptures, and paintings by Donatello, Vasari, Gaddi and Giotto. You can do this on your own, but a tour will enhance your experience greatly.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

You do not have to be religious to appreciate the splendour here. Michelanglo's tomb was enough to get my attention and it doesn't end there as detailed sculpture after sculpture adorn the halls and walkways of this fabulous site. Easily accessible for young and old...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Make sure you have a guide to explain the history that you are seeing. High points are the tombs of Michelangelo and Galileo, but there is much more. Beautiful place.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Michael M C
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This place was amazing! So much beautiful art. But what I was so amazed with was the tombs. They have tombs in the floors and the tombs of such people as Machiavelli, Galileo and Michaelangelo! If you like cemetaries and such, don't miss!

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

A little out of the way but a very nice church, museum. A little crowded this visit but still able to take in the sculptures and art. There is also an access to the school of leather.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Jamie S
Reviewed 15 August 2016

After a walking tour of Florence, we ended up in the Piazza Di Santa Croce. We had a few extra minutes, so we walked around the church. The big draw are the tombs of Michaelangelo, Galileo, Rossini, and Machiavelli. The church also houses a statue...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank TexasLibraryLady
Reviewed 22 May 2016

The Museo dell'Opera di Santa Croce is a lovely place to visit. With the beautiful Church and the Museum it makes a for spending a good couple of hours enjoying the lovely art work and beautiful place. Recommended

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Ibadanboy
Reviewed 2 April 2016

There is an app available to guide you through your visit. There is a lot more to the complex beyond the church itself. There is a museum on the far side of the cloister that is worth a visit. I watched many tourists leave without...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Michael P
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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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