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Museo di San Marco

Piazza San Marco, Florence, Italy
39 55 238 8608
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Opened to the public in 1869, this museum houses the largest collection of sacred art in Florence including a sweeping fresco by Giovanni Antonio Sogliani and a superb collection of works by Mariotto Albertinelli.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Piazza San Marco, Florence, Italy
San Marco
39 55 238 8608
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited it for the first time some 35 years ago and the images of Fran Angelico's painting were still vivid in our memory. Seeing them again was a real treat.

Thank dcm_boticelli
Reviewed 1 week ago

Granted this museum is becoming more popular, it is a great place to see the birth of the Renaissance art.

Thank auburnyellowrose
Reviewed 1 week ago

San Marco, funded with the money of Cosimo de Medice, houses the greatest collection of paintings and frescos by Fra (Beato) Angelico. A must see wenn visiting florence for art. Fra Angelico is one of the greatest painters in renaissance and all time. From the...More

Thank Maarten K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just 50 yards down the road you'll wait in line for an hour to get a glimpse of David. Here you can walk right in and see a heck of a lot more. The main attraction are the frescoes by Fra Angelico. Many of them...More

Thank Gkmchardy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For art afficiendos or just those curious to see the wonderful work of Fran Angelico and Fra Beato Angelico and how the Dominican order lived in the 15th century, the Museo di San Marco is a bit off the beaten track but well worth the...More

Thank AlTi1976
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This intimate museum was one of the highlights of a visit to Florence. You enter from the Piazza San Marco, which is a busy square filled with buses, and emerge into a peaceful and quiet cloister designed by Michelozzo. On the ground floor, you'll find...More

1  Thank Anonymous621
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I regret having skipped this treasure on previous visits. It's rich in history (incl links to Cosimo Medici and Savonarola), illuminated manuscripts, paintings, and stunning frescoes by Fra Angelico and others. His "Annunciation," at the top of the stairwell to the monk's sleeping quarters, is...More

1  Thank Jacqueline P
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This was a hidden gem for me. If anyone loves Fra Angelico's paintings and Fra Bartolomeo's, this museum is a must-visit place. When I walked up to the 2nd floor and saw the Annunciation by Fra Angelico, I can't explain how much I was feeling...More

Thank lovesnorkeling777
Reviewed 10 June 2017

We sat down in the church to soak in the beauty and were treated to a beautiful organ recital. It was a highlight of our stay in Florence. The monastery/museum is more interesting if you have read the history of the "mad monk" Savonarola and...More

Thank Krine W
Reviewed 5 June 2017

A visit to Florence needs also a short stop to the church and convent of Saint Marcus, where, among different pictures and objects, the most important attractions are the frescoes of Fra Angelico. Also I would mention the cells where Cosimo Medici (the Elderly) was...More

Thank Radu E
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
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Genevieve S
21 April 2015|
Response from AlessandroFlorence |
Free tours in English usually run on Wednesday anf friday at 12.30 pm (no reservation required). Schedule can occasionally change. You could call the museum the day before your visit.
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