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“David, in all his glory.”
Review of Accademia Gallery

Accademia Gallery
Ranked #6 of 672 things to do in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Europe's first school of drawing, this museum of art is chiefly famous for its several sculptures by Michelangelo, notably his David, in addition to an extensive collection of 15th- and 16th-century paintings.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We paid for a guided tour, mainly to skip the queue, but she was very knowledgeable and friendly. The gallery is not huge with loads to see, but it's a case of quality over quantity. David and Michaelangelo's other works are well worth the visit.

Thank Simon G
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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.

Thank PallaviM259
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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.

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.

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.

Thank Jennifer S
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