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Accademia Gallery

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Address: Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, 50122, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 238 8612
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Tue - Sun 08:00 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Europe's first school of drawing, this museum of art is chiefly famous for...

Europe's first school of drawing, this museum of art is chiefly famous for its several sculptures by Michelangelo, notably his David, in addition to an extensive collection of 15th- and 16th-century paintings.

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I came on a Sunday when it was free admission (I believe every first Sunday of the month is free? Not 100% sure thought). We waited about 2.5 hours in very hot weather. At the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I came on a Sunday when it was free admission (I believe every first Sunday of the month is free? Not 100% sure thought). We waited about 2.5 hours in very hot weather. At the time we (a group of 4) were not sure it would be worth it but we were sooooooo happy we stuck it out. To this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Getting a glimpse of the David statue is well worth the price of admission. It is definitely something you need to see in person to appreciate the size and detail. The gallery overall is pretty small, but does have some other interesting sculptures and paintings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Became a huge fan of Michelangelo after visiting this place. David!! what a creation! A true masterpiece. Carved to the perfection. Advanced ticket purchase is advised to avoid long ques. You would also find many travel agents selling tickets outside the Museum for a little higher price if you don't wish to waste your time!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Michelangelo's David is truly incredible. If you are interested in human anatomy or bodybuilding or just straight up attractive people, you may find yourself entranced with the sculpture. I have never stared at a work of art as long as the David, and I'm no artist or art historian. A visit to the Accademia is a must for this alone.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Do not leave Florence without seeing the David. It is so much more magnificent than you'd imagine from pictures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is worth the trip! You have to see the David if you visit Florence. The bust room was amazing as well as all the other artwork.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the great things about this place is that you are never tired of seeing. You can be bored of looking, but if you wish to see, you can educate yourself by looking here...forever. What a lovely magic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a small gallery almost dedicated solely to Michaelangelo's David and the slaves series. Even as a non-art person you might enjoy the intimate exhibit. Tips: book your ticket online at the official website. You get a 15-min window to enter the museum. We used the Rick Steves' audio guide (can be downloaded for free) and it gave us... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's the second time in the Accademia with many years between, but has I say in the title there is more to see than the star of the exhibition David of Michelangelo. You can find in the Galleria a fantastic painting exhibition of the XIII and XIV centuries.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

November is a great time to visit Accademia Galleria. Our family of 5 made the trip to see Michelangelo's 'David' in the morning time late November and were lucky enough to walk in to buy tickets without a queue. We were told that normally there could be big queues outside but I think that during winter it is a good... More 

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San Marco
The pleasant atmosphere of this residential area, a stone’s throw away from the Duomo of Florence, surprises everyone. A continuous flow of backpacking students provides the tranquil surroundings for the elderly residents who sit in Piazza San Marco to read the daily newspaper. Home to several universities, including the Academy of Fine Arts, San Marco is one of the most vibrant cultural centers in the city. A bridge connecting the modern cultural activity of Florence to its classic art, represented by the everlasting magnificence of the original David, resonates as a symbol of Florence and of Italy as a whole. Get lost in a Neoclassic world, a journey back in time through historic buildings like Spedale degli Innocenti (Hospital of the Innocents), San Marco church, Basilica della Santissima Annunziata, and natural jewels like the Botanical Gardens.
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