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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
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"wooden crucifix"
in 19 reviews
"filippino lippi"
in 5 reviews
"young michelangelo"
in 4 reviews
"side chapels"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 8 reviews
"renaissance architecture"
in 3 reviews
"wooden cross"
in 2 reviews
"nice church"
in 3 reviews
"pitti palace"
in 6 reviews
"florence card"
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"works of art"
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"boboli gardens"
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"brunelleschi"
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"sacristy"
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"oltrarno"
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"facade"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

San Spirito is a beautiful church built by Filippo Brunelleschi, the great architect who built the dome of The Duomo. His other buildings include The Pazzi Chapel at Santa Croce and the interior of The Church of San Lorenzo. It is a beautiful Renaissance style...More

Thank David S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This church is not far from Pitti palace and we stumbled on the square just walking back to Ponto Vecchio. It is large but somewhat unassuming from outside, but once you enter, the cold stoic and mystic environment takes you back centuries. The feeling is...More

Thank ldjs
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We went there on a Sunday morning, it was not many people compare to other places. The church was nice. Outside the Church, it has a lovely piazza, there was also a small Sunday market just right in the middle of the piazza, it is...More

Thank Arumbero
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

I have walked by Basilica Santo Spirito many times in the last 12 years and never found it open. Today was different. We were headed to see the Brancacci Chapel in Santa Maria del Carmine. So we followed our spontaneous impulse and changed our plan....More

1  Thank Stephen P
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

Elena Calissi, our tour guide from Italian Vista Travel took us to the plaza Santo Spirito where we visited the church, the Basilica di Santo Spirito ("Basilica of the Holy Spirit") in the Oltrarno quarter, facing the square with the same name. The interior of...More

1  Thank Mike K
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

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
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

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
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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
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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
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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.

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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
...More
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