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National Museum of San Matteo

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Address: Piazza San Matteo in Soarta | Lungarno Mediceo, 56100, Pisa, Italy
Phone Number: +39 050 541865
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08:30 - 19:00
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Sun 08:30 - 13:30
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National Museum of San Matteo, which is housed in the Benedictine...

National Museum of San Matteo, which is housed in the Benedictine Monastery, features a group of paintings from the 12th- to 18th- centuries, and a rich collection of sculpture from the Pisano School.

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if you go to Pisa you must visit it. 10-15 minutes away from the train station. Walking by the river [ until you reach it ] is also magical...

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Lamia, Greece
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Lamia, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

if you go to Pisa you must visit it. 10-15 minutes away from the train station. Walking by the river [ until you reach it ] is also magical...

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Suffolk England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An ancient but sad and neglected building which I assume may have been devastated in the middle of the last century. But the contents are exquisite and lovingly displayed. Spectacular even to someone as inexpert as myself. As others have noted there are few visitors and the ticket office struggled to change my €10 note. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit... More 

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Bristol, UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

North bank of the river. It's a former convent or monastery, and a nice place to stroll round. Not mobbed by the hordes which visit the Piazza dei Miracoli. In fact we pretty much had the place to ourselves. The courtyard / cloisters was a bit worn out. Its best friend might call it shabby chic. The golden Reliquary of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

A fascinating collection with some major masterpieces though sadly the building is poorly maintained and feels a bit run down. I was the only visitor!

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Plant City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

There is such a vast array of religious relics. Very fascinating. My 14-year-old son chose this museum based on how old some of these relics where. I took more pictures of the gorgeous courtyard than anything else. Inside on the second level they had statues, paintings, and so much more with some English descriptions, as well Italian. Entry price was... More 

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

If you are keen on thirteenth and fourteenth century religious art - and I am - then the collection is of a surprisingly high quality. But you will need to have a high tolerance for rooms full of Virgins and Childs with Saints and for depictions of the Crucifixion. There is one room at the end of the tour with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

This gem was the highlight of our visit to Pisa. It is quite amazing and nobody really seems to know about it. A fabulous collection of Florentine art. No fanfare, no shop, no postcards and, bliss, no tourists!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

I visited by myself midweek and not in high season. The museum has some great medieval exhibits and a huge collection of Christian imagery! However I have to point out it's not exactly tailored to tourists or non Italian speakers. Most of the placards are in Italian which is fine but the only English information is found on huge boards... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Having watched Italy uncovered, Locateli and Graham-Dixon recommended this museum highly and they were not wrong. For 1 1/2 hours we had the place to ourselves to examine and enjoy some of the best Renaissance Art gathered in one place. Just brilliant and enjoyable I would put it above the crowds at the Leaning Tower of Pisa as the place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

Of course visit the Piazza Dei Miracoli but escape the crowds and visit this exceptional collection which , by presenting its exhibits in chronological order in 38 rooms , demonstrates the development of art in Pisa. This is especially the case with the collection of painted crucifixes showing the development from mystical Byzantine to more realistic styles.

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