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Museo di San Marco

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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
Florence Historic Centre
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very serene place; you can just feel what it would have been like when it was a monastery. Lots of religious paintings and artifacts. We spent one hour here.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kurteg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was on our "must do" list owing to our love of works by Fra Angelico, and we were more than delighted. At 4 euros, it's a bargain, and there were very few others there. All the previous affirmations of this site are true. It's...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NapierAro
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have time, go to this small museum and be delighted by the stories painted on the friar's cell walls. We walked unhurried and read English descriptions. Allow about an hour. Worth it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lncclc
Reviewed 29 November 2018

When you visit, the museum doors are just to the right of the church. The church is wonderful, see it first then go to the museum. There's plenty of wonderful things to see on the ground floor, but don't miss what's waiting for you upstairs....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tom L
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

A sense of spirituality and serenity permeated this museum. Perhaps because it was uncrowded, or it featured mainly the religious paintings of Fra Angelico. It used to be a monastery. One can imagine the monks going about their day, in silence and in prayer. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank margaretc007
Reviewed 16 November 2018

Lovely murals and pictures throughout. Contains Savonarola's cell (with him looking mighty forbidding). Do not miss the Cafe Accedemia opposite for a meal afterwards - it's outstanding.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

We first visited this museum 18 years ago by accident as the queue for the Accademia was so off putting. What a wonderful find. Visiting Florence recently we made sure to go again and once again we found it to be stunning. Also unlike many...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mandj82015
Reviewed 9 November 2018

This museum is a treasure of Spiritual Art done by Fra Angelico. His paintings can be found in the rooms that the monks used centuries ago in this Monastery. The famous Masterpiece, Annunciation of Mary is be found here as well...by Fra Angelico.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Camie F
Reviewed 8 November 2018

As with another review I've just seen, we also visited the monastery after seeing it on "The Medici - Makers of Modern Art". The monastery, now museum, was paid for by Giovanni Medici, the money lender, and real founder of the dynasty, who also contributed...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 503dr
Reviewed 7 November 2018

In case you would like to see "something different from galleries and palaces" , you should visit San Marco.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Joanna H
22 May 2018|
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Response from HotelSnob2003 | Reviewed this property |
No. You can join a tour, but it’s very easy on your own. I was there last May, August, and February, and it was never crowded. Just remember it closes at 13:50 each day. Enjoy!
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Genevieve S
21 April 2015|
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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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