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Museo dell'Opera del Duomo

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Address: Piazza del Duomo 9, 50122, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 230 2885
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For preservation purposes, many significant works have been moved from the...

For preservation purposes, many significant works have been moved from the Duomo to this nearby museum.

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Yes, IF you appreciate the better sculptures of the Renaissance.

This will offer one a chance to compare the work of the masters to those of lesser known. The setting is solid to select some of those you may have read about.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This will offer one a chance to compare the work of the masters to those of lesser known. The setting is solid to select some of those you may have read about.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is directly behind the Duomo, and contains some wonderful works of art from the Duomo and Baptistery. Highlights include Donatello sculptures and Ghiberti's original Baptistery doors, but there's a lot to see and you probably need at least two hours to do it justice. It's very modern and everything is well displayed. Entry is included if you have... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

i did not expect it.....to be impressed....just go there.... p.s. with 1 ticket[ 15 euro ] you can visit the museum , the Giotto tower , duomo ..etc...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Definitely worth a visit to this Museum. So much art and sculptures to view. Plan to spend about an hour wandering through the rooms. There is an entrance fee, but it includes entrance into the Baptistery, too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I appreciated the new organization of the Museum. The management has worked hard to exhibit all the pieces in a modern way. One of the most impressive rooms is that exposing the statues on the facade of the Dome, with ancient pieces preserved and plaster models of others, reproducing the former displays on the facade. Don't forget to see the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In this beautifully arranged museum, much of the original art work is on display and you'll see only replicas of it if you skip the museum. Examples include doors from the Baptistry and Michelangelo's Pieta. The museum features explanatory placards in English and Italian, so viewers can learn what they're seeing. The lighting, the space, and the whole collection is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good Museum. Painting, Music instruments and statues made out of marble by multiple artists are on display.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I heard about the Museo's recent renovation in the US newspapers. The Museo had opened after the time of our last visit, so it was at the top of my must-see list. There's never enough time to spend at such a place, and my health wouldn't let me stay long, so we concentrated on just these two masterworks. Needless to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great works of art & devotion, but signage is surprisingly sparse and quirky. For example the story panels on the flagship exhibit of baptistry doors are unexplained, leaving you to guess as to what Biblical stories are being represented. Some video displays are only in Italian. Focus is on the artists and their schools, with the art's religious significance seemingly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This probably was our favorite museum in Florence! We were moved by the sense of piety and longing for God depicted in the artworks, perhaps highlighted by Michelangelo's Pieta!

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Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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