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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Michelangelo's David is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture.
David, a young boy, defeated the Goliath, a giant in a momentous battles. Whilst Goliath had an Armour and a shield, David only had stones and a sling. The battle is celebrated not so much for David's power but his intellect and battle tactics.

The societal interpretation of David in Florence and in the world at large is the open defence of the civic liberties movement.
The left picture is the Real David as created by Michelangelo with a single block of marble which is commissioned at Academia. The right is the replica of that David, a bronze David, victorious standing tall on the head of Goliath.
Michelangelo chose to show David not in victory, but at that point in time that prefigured victory: in that instance between conscious choice and conscious action, that moment when an individual makes a choice and commits to act on that choice. David stands, with furrowed brow, looking over his left shoulder into the distance for Goliath. Michelangelo shows David not as a triumphant victor, but as a thinking, resolute being the preconditions for victory.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

So everyone obviously goes to see Michelangelo’s David but there is so much more to this gallery.

Pre book your tickets, get there early and take in the full range of exhibits and attractions in offer.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank RichardFM72
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Save yourself time, book tickets in advance and you will be rewarded to see David and many other masterpieces. A must if you Visit Florence.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mmikH
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Wonderful gallery. The David is the highlight for sure, but there are other interesting things to see as well. We booked our tickets with a tour, so were able to get in a bit quicker and have someone explaining what we were seeing. I would recommend this to avoid waiting in the long lines. Definitely make sure to tour this gallery when in Florence.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jennifer S
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We went early on Sunday, so we beat the tour buses and other crowds. The David is all they say -- possibly the world's greatest sculpture. The rest of the collection is decent as well.

Date of experience: March 2018
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