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Santa Maria delle Carceri

Piazza Santa Maria delle Carceri, Prato, Italy
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Beautiful Old Church in Prato with Frescoes!!

This beautiful church inspired by Brunelleschi's Greek Cross plan and commissioned by Medici is one... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
Rowie08
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
via mobile
commissioned by lorenzo medici

a greek cross plan inspired by Brunelleschi's Pazzi chapel, worth a stop. the maiolica frieze by... read more

Reviewed 25 December 2015
rhamba k
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North Carolina
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“greek cross” (2 reviews)
“prison” (2 reviews)
“miracles” (2 reviews)
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Piazza Santa Maria delle Carceri, Prato, Italy
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

This beautiful church inspired by Brunelleschi's Greek Cross plan and commissioned by Medici is one of the more recognised and important Church's of the region. Locals say that many miracles have taken place here in times past and Mary herself is said to have stepped...More

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Reviewed 25 December 2015

a greek cross plan inspired by Brunelleschi's Pazzi chapel, worth a stop. the maiolica frieze by della robbia is great and is known by all artists who love his work( i am one) in the cupola are the 4 evangelisists. the unfinished exterior is a...More

2  Thank rhamba k
Reviewed 15 December 2015

A wonderful little church, this building has an intriguing history of miracles, miraculous images and shows the political relationship between Florence and the surrounding Tuscany from the 14th century. The area was originally a prison with the Madonna and Child image believed to have been...More

2  Thank badgey
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

In Prato you can find a wonderful church of Rinascimento: Santa maria delle carceri!!! It was buit under Lorenzo de Medici by his architect Sangallo and now is he second most important church in Prato after Duomo. his name remember that once close there was...More

1  Thank sandrociardi
Reviewed 19 January 2013

this was all that made it interesting inside. There is so much more to see in Prato, so we'd give this church a miss.

Thank peterandanna
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