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National Museum of San Matteo

Piazza San Matteo in Soarta | Lungarno Mediceo, 56100, Pisa, Italy
+39 050 541865
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A hidden gem!

We barely saw anyone else in the museum while we were there! It was such a hidden gem and we loved... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chloe L
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Impressive

The museum is greatvwith an unexpected treasure and interesting exponents. It is located in former... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
nevqnanikolova78
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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National Museum of San Matteo, which is housed in the Benedictine Monastery, features a group of paintings from the 12th- to 18th- centuries, and a rich collection of sculpture from the Pisano School.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“religious art” (7 reviews)
“on display” (6 reviews)
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Piazza San Matteo in Soarta | Lungarno Mediceo, 56100, Pisa, Italy
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+39 050 541865
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We barely saw anyone else in the museum while we were there! It was such a hidden gem and we loved spending an afternoon here learning about the history, architecture and art of Pisa. This is really worthwhile, and the collection boasts 12th-13th century painted...More

Thank Chloe L
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum is greatvwith an unexpected treasure and interesting exponents. It is located in former monastery. This must be on everyone's list of essential places to visit in Pisa. It is quiet and full of extraordinary medieval paintings and sculptures.

Thank nevqnanikolova78
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite the crowds elsewhere in Pisa this museum is a haven of peace and quiet. It has a large central courtyard which would be a great place to sit and relax from a hot afternoon's site-seeing. There are some excellent art and antiquarian exhibits (some...More

Thank Tony G
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

This is a great museum, an unexpected treasure with interesting exponents, located in former monastery, well worth the entrance fee (5 Euros per person). This must be on everyone's list of essential places to visit in Pisa. Housed in former monastery buildings the works of...More

Thank Tatyana D
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

This is one really nice museum with interesting exponats. If you have the time take a giuded walk or at least a book for the museum

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This must be on everyone's list of essential places to visit in Pisa. Housed in former monastery buildings the works of art are outstanding and beautifully displayed. We spent an afternoon here and were totally absorbed. Wonderful.

Thank gianlorenzo
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

This museum was amazing, very easy to find. Don’t be fooled but the exterior there are many hidden gems inside. We were the only visitor it was really great to be able to get close to all the exhibits. The gallery of the painted crucifixes...More

Thank Cazdistaz
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

I saw this place covered in some documentary and it appealed. It's a bit of a chore to find - while on a main street, it's tucked away behind an inconspicuous facade. The facade and seemingly ordinary ticket hall will not prepare you for the...More

Thank 233nickb
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Strange museum with lots and lots and lots of pictures of Jesus. If you're into that, fair play, but don't go out of your way to visit. Let us in for free though which was ok.

3  Thank Joe_Leeds213
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

This unassuming museum is well worth a visit. I loved the Benedictine cloisters. The religious Art work rivalled or was better than Florence's.

2  Thank Ann E
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Response from ilias i | Reviewed this property |
I visited the museum Thusday and it was open.....but i don,t rememder exactly the opening hours...anyway.... Opening hours • Tuesday to Saturday from 8.30am to 7.00pm • Public holidays from 9.00am to 1.30pm • Closed... More
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