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Museo di San Marco

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San Marco
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Address: Piazza San Marco, Florence, Italy
Phone Number:
39 55 238 8608
08:15 - 13:15
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Mon - Fri 08:15 - 13:15
Sat 08:15 - 16:15
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Opened to the public in 1869, this museum houses the largest collection of...

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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Convent of San Marco

The Convent of San Marco was built in the 14C and is a quiet haven with a breathtaking collection of iconic paintings by Fra Angelico. You MUST VISIT this Convent when in Florence.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Convent of San Marco was built in the 14C and is a quiet haven with a breathtaking collection of iconic paintings by Fra Angelico. You MUST VISIT this Convent when in Florence.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beato Angelico, a great, lovely Quattrocento painter, was a monk in this monastery (where well after him Savonarola was abbot), and he painted inspiring Christian art for his brothers, in each cell! You can't get Renaissance Christian art more intensely one-to-one than here. Downstairs there is a good collection of Angelico's "secular" work, meaning Christian art not addressed intimately to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

San Marco is a must. Be delighted by Beato Angelico frescoes in one of the most beautiful convents in Florence. The peace and beauty will impact you, we highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was surprised that this didn't have more reviews or more people visiting- just a short stroll from some 'big' sights this was a hidden gem. Entry at €4 was cheap but it would have been worth more. The courtyard was lovely and seeing the monks cells with the wonderful paintings was very interesting but there was also more than... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the most amazing museums I visited. If you love pure medieval art, and you want to breath the air of a monastery, this is he best place. It hosts the famous Last Supper by Domenico Ghirlandaio (Michelangelo's first teacher). It also hosts some amazing art made by the famous Fra Angelico, the one considered by the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, the main photograph shows the church: the museum (the old Dominican monastery) is the door in the right hand corner of the photo. Entry is only 4 euros and opening times are 8.15 -1.50 Monday to Friday and 8.15-4.50 at the weekend (BUT the museum is closed some Sundays and Mondays: it gets a bit complicated then).... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This museum is about a block from the Accademia, but the crowds do not find their way to San Marco. Most interesting are the wonderful 15th century frescoes by Fra Angelica, the sublime artist who devoted his life to decorating religious institutions. The monks' small cells are preserved, each with its own scriptural fresco to contemplate (I wonder if they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

To see Fra Angelico's art in a gallery anywhere is a treat, so it's very special to visit San Marco - Fra Angelico was a monk here, and produced many paintings and frescoes for his community. The ground floor has some beautiful altarpieces in the Pilgrim's Hospice off the main cloister. There's also some first rate pictures of saints by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

San Marco Museum on Piazza San Marco. Saw our first Last Supper fresco by D. Ghirlandaio from 1482 hanging in the museum store depicts Jesus with the different halo than disciples, Judas across the table and a cat on the floor near Jesus. This fresco supposed to be the exact same as the one at Chiesa di Ognissanti, except that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Well after giving up on standing in the queue to visit David walk further up the street into the next square, when you reach the next square you will notice what looks like a boring administration building on the far righthand side. Take the plunge and go inside you will not regret it. In its drab exterior lies the Museum... More 

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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 bridge connecting the modern cultural activity of Florence to its classic art, represented by the everlasting magnificence of the original David, resonates as a symbol of Florence and of Italy as a whole. Get lost in a Neoclassic world, a journey back in time through historic buildings like Spedale degli Innocenti (Hospital of the Innocents), San Marco church, Basilica della Santissima Annunziata, and natural jewels like the Botanical Gardens.
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