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Basilica di Santa Croce

Piazza Santa Croce 16, Florence, Italy
+39 055 246 6105
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This is the richest medieval church in Florence, which features frescoes by Giotto, a chapel by Brunelleschi and one of the finest of all early Renaissance tombs.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“buried here” (246 reviews)
“leather school” (197 reviews)
“beautiful church” (269 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Piazza Santa Croce 16, Florence, Italy
Santa Croce
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"buried here"
in 246 reviews
"leather school"
in 197 reviews
"beautiful church"
in 269 reviews
"resting place"
in 102 reviews
"famous italians"
in 94 reviews
"galileo galilei"
in 66 reviews
"including michelangelo"
in 47 reviews
"westminster abbey"
in 37 reviews
"florence nightingale"
in 34 reviews
"statue of liberty"
in 33 reviews
"stained glass"
in 65 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 38 reviews
"leather goods"
in 49 reviews
"well worth the visit"
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"audio guide"
in 50 reviews
"take your time"
in 41 reviews
"awe inspiring"
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Reviewed yesterday

This is the second time I've been in this church, it has changed. Apparently there was a flood that came through Florence and flooded the church. Many of the bodies that were buried under the floor are gone. The important people entombed here were protected...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Contains marvellous frescoes, tombs of the famous , lovely cloisters etc. The latter to unwind when tired.

Thank 725geraldinef
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Maybe not at the top of places to visit but well worth it. Lovely cloisters, artworks and not many crowds. Plus the square is good for a drink!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This spectacular church contains the monumental tombs of the great people of Florence: Galileo, Michelangelo (designed by Giorgio Vasari), Rossini, Machiavelli, Ghiberti, Bruni, as well some for those buried elsewhere such as Dante, Da Vinci, Fermi and Marconi. The artwork in this Franciscan church is...More

Thank journeymaid48
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Galileo & Da Vinci tombs are worth the visit alone - if you are a history buff. The church is beautiful and more accessible than some of the larger ones in Italy. Best if you have a tour guide, but worth a vist.

Thank Michael L
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Its the resting place of Michelangelo and many others of the Florence renaissance period. A plain interior holds some of the most spectacular crypts. The work. The effort. The paintings all tell of a time of greatness. Come. Take your time. But please ... remember...More

Thank TonyChicago773
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Everything about this church encourages the visitor to linger. The Piazza in front of it are surrounded by benches which encourage visitors to sit, to observe, and to contemplate. Also there were always groups of people sitting on the from steps of the Basilica. The...More

Thank Fredsviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

In this church you can spot numerous well known names of people from history remembered here. Also take in the beauty and size of the sculpted scenes and artwork. From the outside it is grand but looks small compared to the duomo. From the inside...More

Thank Attitude2Achieve
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The church is famous as a place of rest for many famous men of science , art , poetry , whose ornate tombs are an attraction in themselves , but the church is a wonderful monument , with its spectacular architecture , the main shrine...More

Thank drvelo
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Inspiring church, graves of Michaelangelo, Galieo, Machiavelli and others, but the adjacent Pazzi Chapel is a classic by Brunilesci and not to be missed, with its perfect proportions

Thank Richard S
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Santa Croce
Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the
Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night.
Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and
artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the
Central National Library. As a hub for young people,
the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a
continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated
by songs and dances.
...More
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Renee R
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Response from Superoger | Reviewed this property |
We were ok with shopping bags
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Paul T
28 March 2018|
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Response from Florian2313 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure when you ate going ..In January walked right in no wait no problem
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14 March 2018|
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Response from Gregory F | Reviewed this property |
No. You just need to go to the church. Sorry for the late response
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