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Basilica di Santo Spirito

Piazza Santo Spirito, 30, 50125, Florence, Italy
+39 055 210030
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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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Piazza Santo Spirito, 30, 50125, Florence, Italy
Santo Spirito / San Frediano
+39 055 210030
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The area around the church is built up with housing and some light industrial garages etc . So although its plain on the outside some interesting features inside and free to get in

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such simplicity belies immense skill and Santa Spirito is a space made sacred by its geometry: plain without, almost severe, the interior matches this simplicity and is a wonderfully grounding, spiritual space that certainly made me stop, sit and wonder. The church is free, the...More

Thank RobJP
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

After visiting Florence for years, this remains my favourite church. It has a sense of space, uncluttered simplicity and deep spirituality. There is an outstanding Filippino Lippi in the Nerli Chapel and a wooded crucifix attributed to Michelangelo.

Thank Iain T
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This historical church is the home of a wooden crucifix carved by Michelangelo at aged 18. The impact of the carved crucifix was impressive. The church is a short, easy walk from the Boboli Gardens and the Pitti Palace.

1  Thank CS L
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Lot's of art and an amazing altar. Worth a visit if you are in the area. Remember to dress decently or you will not be able to enter.

Thank DaugaardDK
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Another nice church to visit.When I was there was pretty much empty.If I remember I think this one was free to enter.

Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The Basilica di Santo Spirito does not look like anything special from the outside. However once inside you get to feel and see the amazing "spirit" of this place. The architecture is beautiful and the art wherever you look is just stunning.

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

This basílica is beautiful. It is big, full of art, beautiful architecture and holiness. Another masterpiece done by Brunelleschi. There is a new "percorso" where you can visit the cloister and see the Crucifix by young MichaelAngelo. I suggest you do it. This is one...More

1  Thank Marchp
Reviewed 16 June 2017

it's located on a really nice piazza Santa Spirito, a great hang out spot for a drink, a bike ride, etc. So the church is worth a visit (once) but it's nothing special

Thank Art J
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This renaissance church is at first glance quite simple as the facade wasn't finished and is still only a rough plastered wall with an undefined silhouette at the top. But the inside will reveal some interior that is one of the finest examples of Renaissance...More

Thank high_low73
Santo Spirito / San Frediano
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
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