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Cappella Brancacci

Piazza del Carmine | Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine, 50124, Florence, Italy
+39 055 238 2195
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The church and convent of the Carmine in Florence were founded shortly after the middle of the thirteenth century, by a group of Carmelite monks from Pisa. In the church we find the Brancacci Chapel, a masterpiece known around the world for its frescoes of the Life of Saint Peter by Masaccio and Masolino. Created between 1425-1427, the frescoes were left incomplete and finished by Filippino Lippi between 1481 and 1482
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Piazza del Carmine | Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine, 50124, Florence, Italy
Santo Spirito / San Frediano
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Don't miss the stunning early Renaissance frescoes in the Brancacci Chapel. The frescoes, which depict the Life of St Peter, were painted in the 15th century by Masolino, Masaccio and Filippino Lippi. In particular, the panels painted by Masaccio, such as the Expulsion of Adam...More

Thank Anonymous621
Reviewed 1 week ago

Masaccio and Masolino, parts finished by Filippino Lippi. I spent two hours in here looking at what I think of as the single most important chapel in Florence and it will survive many more trips. Read up about this before you go -- even a...More

Thank Rhbob314
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Brancacci Capella is a church into which travellers are allowed in for free. You can buy tickets on the side entrance for € 7/each for a view of 1/10th of the Capella and the inner courtyard & bookstore (not at all worth it). Just...More

Thank stillmovement108
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Masaccio (and Masolino and Fillipino Lippi) began this masterpiece in the early 15th century, and later artists studied it before embarking on their careers. Magnificent work and great chance to see Florentines during the 15th century.

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Small museum and cloister on the Oltre Arno in a less touristed area of Florence. This is a very manageable museum in which our family spent the better part of an hour. The English Audio Guide Ipod (free with admission) is excellent and takes you...More

2  Thank antiques223
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

As only 30 people are allowed here at a time, I booked in advance. It was well worth it! The detail of the frescoes are incredible, telling the story of Saint Peter. Audio visual guides are available for 3 Euros each and was exceptional in...More

Thank The Teacher7
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

The frescoes depicting various scenes from the life of St Peter by Masaccio and Masolino are lovely examples of early Italian Renaissance Art. We greatly enjoyed the experience, particularly seeing "The Tribute Money" and the "Expulsion of Adam and Eve". Be warned that only a...More

Thank Malteser65
Reviewed 22 March 2017

A fire nearly destroyed these frescoes painted primarily by Masolino and Masaccio. Luckily they were spared and can be seen in all their glory today. The frescoes tell the story of the life of St. Peter. There is a fee to get in and you...More

Thank Mmarymomm
Reviewed 16 February 2017

A wonderful opportunity to see truly stunning frescoes. The fact that it is located in a quiet part of the city is a plus!

Thank Tracy E
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I LOVE cathedrals, we never miss one. Brancacci was a major disappointment! We paid 14 Euros to get in and all we got to do was step into a small portion of one of the wings. That's it! I thought it was...More

Thank Guy N
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A warm evening with a cocktail in your hand and great
company is the ideal way to experience Piazza Santo
Spirito; the area is busiest at sunset for happy hour.
Visitors cannot hide their astonishment sitting on the
staircase under the Basilica of Santo Spirito, and
they cannot help but stare at the architectural
masterpieces like Bianca Cappello House, Fontana dello
Sprone and San Frediano in Cestello and Santa Maria
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