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Accademia Gallery

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San Marco
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Address: Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, 50122, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 238 8612
08:00 - 18:30
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Tue - Sun 08:00 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Have to go, just to see DAVID!

We went to this museum on a recent trip to Florence. The museum is very nice, lots of really interesting things to see but the highlight is David!. It is so much more magnificent... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2015
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2015

Staff could not care less - could not work out issues with the Firenze Card - not interested - spoiled it for me - never really like this museum anyway (second visit over 10 years) - only advantage is that it is hosting some partially completed work from Michelangelo which is impressive - evidently every one look at David -... More 

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Florida, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2015

We went to this museum on a recent trip to Florence. The museum is very nice, lots of really interesting things to see but the highlight is David!. It is so much more magnificent in person then you could believe! It boggles the mind the talent to create this beautiful piece of art. You really must see it!

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2015

Leonardo,s best work,done with no model from a block of stone is amazing to see veins in the arms and hands is a site to behold

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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2015

While my time in Italy was brief-Florence surprised me as my favorite of all cities. In particular the Accademia museum was one of the best sites. In particular, Michaelangelo's David was so much more than I thought or was taught. The sheer size, detail of veins, pupils of the eyes, knuckles-everything together left me speechless. There is so much to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2015

A real joy my favorite attraction of the tourism board just make sure (costs a little more) book via your hotel as this includes a "speedy pass" to beat sometimes those hour long ques! And after walk the surrounding areas fall into a wine bar and take back the environment

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2015

Just go to see David. Book online to reserve and entry time and avoid the queue's. David is just brilliant. Totally dominates the room and is a marvel considering! Worth the entry just to see that!

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2015

hard to describe how humbling it is to stand beneath the original 19ft high marble statue of David and to fathom its beauty and strength .... But if you ever have the chance - this is A MUST SEE DESTINATION. be sure to get a pre purchased ticket to avoid the long lines

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Hluboka nad Vltavou, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2015

We aren't really art people, but seeing the statue of David was a moving experience. Because of another scheduled event, we only had an hour there, but we were satisfied. Interestingly, we bought tickets in advance, but so did everyone else, such that the line with advanced-purchase tickets was longer than the one with no tickets! (This was for the... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2015

We went really early in the morning, walked right in and even took photos with David, without other soul around! It was amazing, he truly is a masterpiece and to learn the history behind his creation was really interesting. He is just a marvel, the amount of detail is remarkable. Definately a must see.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Reviewed 31 March 2015

Being able to just sit in the presence of this amazing work of art is a gift unto itself. The way David is displayed is awesome. He commands your attention as soon as you step into the room. It's wonderful to have the chance to just sit and soak it all in and not feel like you are in a... More 

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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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