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Accademia Gallery

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Address: Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, 50122, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 238 8612
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08:00 - 18:30
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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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Would visit just for David

Pre bought tickets. Only worth it for the Pieta and David. David is a must see. Absolutely magnificent.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Pre bought tickets. Only worth it for the Pieta and David. David is a must see. Absolutely magnificent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The David statue is the most amazing piece of art I have ever seen in all of my travels. I have been to Asia Northern Europe and this the standard for all sculptures!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must see. The films and photographs of Michelangelo's David do not do it justice. It is quite spectacular. The detail when viewed up close is amazing. It's great that you can walk all around the statue. Very very impressive and highly recommended.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There's only one reason to visit really - well, there's other art, but the main attraction is Michelangelo's David and that's enough. Small-medium gallery especially at present with one room being cleaned, but still worth the admission price and plenty to enjoy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The statue of David must be seen to be believed. We rang up and prebooked by phone. This is the best way to do it. You will get a booking number and you pay when you get to the Accademia. You pay an additional €4 but if you get there and the queue is small just join the regular queue... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The David was the highlight of this visit. Truly magnificent! Every angle showed his mastery over this twice discarded piece of marble by two other artists, and the genius that was Michelangelo. We were happy to be amongst hundreds of other visitors to the gallery, yet we didn't feel rushed. Everyone was polite and there was time to sit, or... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I visited on a trip to Florence. This galley is very small and their main attraction is the Michelangelo's statue David. There are better galleries for abou the same price. Queue can be massive so get your ticket in advance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You only go here for one thing - the statue of David. While there are copies outside the Palazzo Vecchio and in the Pizzalle Michelangelo there is nothing like seeing the real thing - it is amazing. It is best to pre book to avoid or shorten the queue. A real must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Without pre-booking I waited about 15 mins in line around 1130. Admission was about 12 Euro. I've been to many museums in many countries, when I turned the corner entering the long hallway leading to the statue of David, I was awe struck. This is definitely a must see. The other attractions were a wash, but it's probably only because... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

WOW....What an experience. Well worth the price of admission and we did the tour which I think is critical if you want to enjoy the full experience of what the gallery has to offer

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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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