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Basilica di Santa Croce

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Address: Piazza Santa Croce 16, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 246 6105
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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This is the richest medieval church in Florence, which features frescoes by...

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.

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Santa Croce Basilica and Opera del Duomo Complex Museum Entrance Tickets
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Entrance and Guided Tour of Santa Croce Basilica
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Galileo Galilei Private Science Tour

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I have been to this church twice - in January and 10 years ago and I never cease to be amazed. Besides being a stunning church, especially the stained glass windows, it is the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Ipswich, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been to this church twice - in January and 10 years ago and I never cease to be amazed. Besides being a stunning church, especially the stained glass windows, it is the burial place of some of the most famous people from the renaissance, namely, Michelangelo and Galileo. I think it is a must see if visiting Florence.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The stained glass windows are second to none. And the outside area is so relaxing, Almost did not go here, and it is not the best looking building on the outside, but it is truly wonderful.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed very near this stunning Church. No photograph can do it justice. A 15 euro ticket will buy entry to climb the Dome, the Chapel and museum. The museum is worth that fee alone for the Donatello Mary Magdalene statue. The climb to the Dome is narrow, and at times we stopped moving, waiting for two Alfa males to... More 

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Better on third visit - you see the detail more somehow At 8 euros not cheap but worth it Plenty to see

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The basilica seemed much quieter than the duomo but was every bit as interesting. Beautiful interiors with lovely frescoes. Lots of memorials to well known personalities - Michelangelo, Dante, etc. Well worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My reason for visiting this cathedral is that Michaelangelo is buried here,as is one of my scientific heroes,Galileo Galilei.You will remember him as the man who first discovered and stated that the earth moved around the sun..He was accused of heresy and punished by the scientific whiz kids of the Spanish Inquisition who believed the earth was the centre of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't add to earlier comments about the beauty and treasures of this basilica, except to suggest: 1. At 3 o'clock on a sunny February day the sun was pouring through the spectacular stained glass windows around the golden altar so it was the perfect time to visit. 2. It was 17 degrees outside and we had left our coats... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This basilica has the tombs of Michelangelo and Galileo among others and is well worth a visit. There was also a lot of info on the floods of 1966 and the huge amount of restoration work that followed

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful church with monestry at its side. Tomb of Dante, Machiavelli and Michelangelo all to be seen. Peaceful and had a calm atmosphere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the burial spot of many of the Renaissance artists and scientists. Michelangelo Rossini Dante Galileo among many others. You can race through or take your time. We found exhibits about the flood of 1966 and the restoration process for the Florence version of the Last Supper that took nearly 50 years. Lots of history as well as another... More 

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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.
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