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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” (259 reviews)
“leather school” (207 reviews)
“beautiful church” (280 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Piazza Santa Croce 16, Florence, Italy
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"buried here"
in 259 reviews
"leather school"
in 207 reviews
"beautiful church"
in 280 reviews
"resting place"
in 106 reviews
"famous italians"
in 96 reviews
"galileo galilei"
in 68 reviews
"including michelangelo"
in 48 reviews
"westminster abbey"
in 39 reviews
"florence nightingale"
in 34 reviews
"statue of liberty"
in 34 reviews
"stained glass"
in 68 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 39 reviews
"leather goods"
in 48 reviews
"audio guide"
in 50 reviews
"take your time"
in 43 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 34 reviews
"works of art"
in 37 reviews
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Reviewed today

In Europe, I don't go out of my way but I like to visit the old churches, particularly where famous people are buried. In this church, you'll find Galileo, Michelangelo, Machiavelli and Rossini. Pretty important folks! And it's a BIG church. Nice art to be...More

Thank Jeff J
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Bought tickets (make sure you print) in advance for this church with not much expectation of enjoying it so much after touring the Duomo and dome climb, but we found it fascinating. We’ve read some of its attractions and history, but after seeing some of...More

Thank Balann M
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Reviewed yesterday

A welcome escape from the heat, the Basilica has a collection of stained glass windows and icons that are worth seeing. An added bonus is the entrance to the Leather School via a side door. The real life students are downstairs, toiling away on their...More

Thank mareaj2014
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Reviewed yesterday

Be sure to visit the inside of this amazing church. There are no pews, but there are many tombs of famour peope from science, literature and the arts. Walk along the perimeter of the church and famous names pop out at you. Even below your...More

Thank giftedelaine
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our time visiting this basilica. Worth the time and money!! Lots of art to see and famous people buried

Thank Tricia S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Here you will see tombs of Michelangelo, Galileo plus others. Beautiful inside and out. A must to see a night.

Thank Deborah U
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

With the tombs of Michelangelo, Galileo, Rossini, and Dante (although he’s not actually buried there) and being Michelangelo’s home church growing up, it has a ton of history. There is also a lot of great art on the walls of the basilica, an art museum...More

Thank Chris G
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The facade alone is worth the visit, but go inside to see the tombs of many Italian greats, Ghiberti, Marconi, Galileo, Michelangelo, Rossini and others.Artworks by many of the masters are here. Wander everywhere, but be sure to go to the Museo, between the two...More

Thank rondi3
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This famous church dominates the square with the same name. It has the tombs of Michel Angelo and Machiavelli. The basilica and square is the subject of a second painting we bought to keep memories alive of our visit to Florence.

Thank Jim C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where the tomb of Galileo is. There is a small fee to enter and it is requested that women covershoulders and bare legs to enter. Stunningly beautiful church and peaceful. Take the time to sit and just reflect on the beautiful surroundings.

Thank Chrissycb1
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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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