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Museo di San Marco

Piazza San Marco, Florence, Italy
39 55 238 8608
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Opened to the public in 1869, this museum houses the largest collection of sacred art in Florence including a sweeping fresco by Giovanni Antonio Sogliani and a superb collection of works by Mariotto Albertinelli.
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Piazza San Marco, Florence, Italy
San Marco
39 55 238 8608
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I immediately fell for Fra Angelico after I see the 2nd floor's small rooms (and I will come again if I go to Florence in future). I advocated 2 friends to come - 1 was equally stunned by the serene beauty of small rooms, while...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The church, convent, and library are a sight to behold, especially the frescoes painted by the early Renaissance brother. The museum boasts having the greatest collection of the Italian painter. The main hall exhibits the many well-known paintings of the brother; in addition, you can...More

Thank zauberin
Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot believe that I had never visited this extraordinary museum on one of my earlier visits to Florence. It is simply breathtaking with Fra Angelico frescoes of extraordinary beauty. But there is so much more to see and at such a modest cost.

Thank John P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to see Fra Angelico's fresco the day after we spent 6 hours in the Uffizi, and were simply bowled over by the grace and elegance of his fresco in the cells of the monks. The undoubted master piece is certainly the Annunciation, but...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum has fantastic frescoes by Fra Angelo and others. There are plenty of other hidden gems including a few Hebrew inscriptions from old Florentine synagogues. There were no large queues and we had good opportunities to appreciate the wall paintings in each of the...More

Thank Ykeren
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting this convent costs 4 Euros and what a steal it is. It is an oasis of peace and tranquility with the most marvellous frescoes to gawp at. Make sure you visit the galleries and the cells on the top floor as these can be...More

Thank frodosring08
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the art and the beauty everywhere. There is an entire room displaying the art of copying manuscripts and how they colored the inks. Definitely worth visiting! I mention the Medici cell because we watched that TV series before coming to Florence.

Thank eaglesnesttraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The frescoes at the Convent of San Marco are stunning. You must see this museum for the Fra Angelico frescoes. It does not matter your religious preference or lack thereof; go for the beauty of these historic paintings walking throughout the convent. A stone's throw...More

Thank MaddieH7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hot? Tired? Fed up of queues of tourists? Then go to this beautiful museum. An oasis of peace and tranquillity - and wonderful paintings. But don't tell anyone else...

Thank peegeetee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited it for the first time some 35 years ago and the images of Fran Angelico's painting were still vivid in our memory. Seeing them again was a real treat.

Thank dcm_boticelli
San Marco
The pleasant atmosphere of this residential area, a
stone’s throw away from the Duomo of Florence,
surprises everyone. A continuous flow of backpacking
students provides the tranquil surroundings for the
elderly residents who sit in Piazza San Marco to read
the daily newspaper. Home to several universities,
including the Academy of Fine Arts, San Marco is one
of the most vibrant cultural centers in the city. A
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Genevieve S
21 April 2015|
Response from AlessandroFlorence |
Free tours in English usually run on Wednesday anf friday at 12.30 pm (no reservation required). Schedule can occasionally change. You could call the museum the day before your visit.
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