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National Museum of San Matteo

Closed Now: 08:30 - 19:00
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Gobsmacking! Great curation and off the beaten track

This museum is a definite gem and highly recommended. Don’t be put off by the very ordinary... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Perth, Australia
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Amazing collection (in the opinion of a none expert)

I was amazed at the collections in the museum. They have made some effort to provide information... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
Tampa, Florida
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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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Piazza San Matteo in Soarta | Lungarno Mediceo, 56100, Pisa, Italy
+39 050 541865
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

This museum is a definite gem and highly recommended. Don’t be put off by the very ordinary exterior. It houses some amazing art dating from the 12th century. The lower floor starts with some sculptures, and a small but very pretty pond garden. But the...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2018

I was amazed at the collections in the museum. They have made some effort to provide information on elements of the collection although this is a place where I would love to have been able to get a guide to provide more detailed information. Also...More

1  Thank redhead1015
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

A lovely and quiet museum, peaceful to visit. However, despite some interesting exhibits it is quite small and there are better things to do in Tuscany. Only worth seeking out if you find yourself in Pisa and you're stuck for something to do.

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Reviewed 19 July 2018

It is a very informativ museum. Thanks God, we were very few people who visited. It is exceptional. Don't miss it, if you have enough time in Pisa.

1  Thank 545medva
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Spent two hours viewing the exhibits; only three other people were there during my visit. It was an experience akin to meditation. There was no rush to try to see everything and no one elbowing you to move along.

2  Thank Renato T
Reviewed 21 June 2018

As other reviewers have said, it is quiet, away from the throngs of the Piazza di Miracoli. Lots of Medieval Artwork, and we got in for free. Worth a morning's stroll around.

1  Thank intothinairWales
Reviewed 21 April 2018

We barely saw anyone else in the museum while we were there! It was such a hidden gem and we loved spending an afternoon here learning about the history, architecture and art of Pisa. This is really worthwhile, and the collection boasts 12th-13th century painted...More

3  Thank Chloe L
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Despite the crowds elsewhere in Pisa this museum is a haven of peace and quiet. It has a large central courtyard which would be a great place to sit and relax from a hot afternoon's site-seeing. There are some excellent art and antiquarian exhibits (some...More

1  Thank Tony G
Reviewed 25 February 2018

This is a great museum, an unexpected treasure with interesting exponents, located in former monastery, well worth the entrance fee (5 Euros per person). This must be on everyone's list of essential places to visit in Pisa. Housed in former monastery buildings the works of...More

1  Thank Tatyana D
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

This is one really nice museum with interesting exponats. If you have the time take a giuded walk or at least a book for the museum

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Susan R
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Response from ilias i | Reviewed this property |
I visited the museum Thusday and it was open.....but i don,t rememder exactly the opening hours...anyway.... Opening hours • Tuesday to Saturday from 8.30am to 7.00pm • Public holidays from 9.00am to 1.30pm • Closed... More
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