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Basilica di Santo Spirito

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Address: Piazza Santo Spirito, 30, 50125, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 210030
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16:00 - 17:30
09:30 - 12:30
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Sun 11:30 - 12:30
Mon - Tue 09:30 - 12:30
Thu - Tue 16:00 - 17:30
Thu - Sat 09:30 - 12:30
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While it may not look like much from the outside, the elaborate interior of...

While it may not look like much from the outside, the elaborate interior of Brunelleschi's landmark church proves that it is a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture.

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to see, absolutely can not pass for this area of Florence and not visit this magnificent basilica, a short walk from Pitti Palace in the alleys near the old bridge, externally it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

to see, absolutely can not pass for this area of Florence and not visit this magnificent basilica, a short walk from Pitti Palace in the alleys near the old bridge, externally it looks huge and simple, free entry as it is managed by Augustinian fathers, you can admire the huge interior of the nave which every chapel a fresco or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This Church in the lovely Oltrarno ( on the other side of the river) district, is the last project of Filippo Brunelleschi who is also the architect of the Florence cathedral with the extroardinary dome. Frank Lloyd Write once said : there can be many architects , but only one is THE architect : Brunelleschi. The church is almost 100... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is another wonderful church in Florence. A large building with a dome on top and some wonderful pieces of artwork inside. Well worth a wander to take a look.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This basilica was a pleasant surprise as we stumbled across it by accident. It looks very ordinary from the outside but inside it is magnificent. You can't miss the beautiful wooden sculpture of the crucifix by Michelangelo. It's certainly the highlight and one of the most underrated and beautiful pieces by Michelangelo. Not to be missed!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

this is quite an interesting Basilica, while one of the primary reasons to go is to view the crucified Christ Michelangelo carved as a 17 year old,... he did it and gave it to the monastery because the monks allowed him to work on cadavers to learn more about the body.. its is an amazing piece, you just want to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The austere external facade of this basillica contrasts markedly with the interior which is filled with huge paintings and an enormous sacristy. The trouble is the place is very badly lit, the paintings in paricular, & with centuries of old varnish, it is sometimes difficult to work out the subject matter. Most, if not all, of the works are by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Site of good outdoor restaurants. Charming energy. Young people and others gather on the steps. Characteristic architecture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

When I found this church it was closing time so I could not see the interior. People were sitting on the stairs talking, drinking, eating and having fun, so I went to the steps-away Carrefour and bought some parmesan flavoured sticks and sat down resting after a very long walk. Next time I will make sure passing by while it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We found this Basilica quite by accident. We were walking around Florence and we found this church. We went in and found out there were some awesome statues and sculptures in this church. One of the first and Early Sculpture of Jesus on the cross was beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

This is really about the Piazza. What a wonderful place to end your day!! The Basilica brought us here and is definitely a must see. But at night this Piazza is the place to be. The cool of the evening, a glass of red wine and friendly locals. Now this is Florence at its best.

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A warm evening with a cocktail in your hand and great company is the ideal way to experience Piazza Santo Spirito; the area is busiest at sunset for happy hour. Visitors cannot hide their astonishment sitting on the staircase under the Basilica of Santo Spirito, and they cannot help but stare at the architectural masterpieces like Bianca Cappello House, Fontana dello Sprone and San Frediano in Cestello and Santa Maria delle Carmine churches. Tourists and Florentines alike join up in the area between Santo Spirito and San Frediano, connecting the Tuscan soul to the international spirit permeating the city.
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