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“Another beautiful church”

Basilica di Santa Croce
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US$32.42*
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Santa Croce Basilica and Opera del Duomo Complex Museum Entrance Tickets
Ranked #9 of 440 things to do in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Another beautiful church”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

Italy has so many churches. This one is beautiful but have a guide to explain all the art. Every church has someone famous buried there. Popes are buried in these churches.

Visited May 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Simply wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

During our short stay in Florence, we never intended visiting Santa Croce but were advised by a family member who missed out on seeing it when they were in Florence and regretted it. We made the time to visit and it was the highlight for me. The Basilica itself is beautiful but the fact that icons of history are buried inside the church and adorned so majestically was truly spiritual. please do not miss it.

Visited May 2014
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Austin, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Well Worth a Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

The Basilica itself is beautiful. It was especially meaningful to see Michelangelo's tomb after admiring so much of his work elsewhere in Florence. At the end he was no more than human, as were Galileo, Rossini, Machiavelli, Dante and the others entombed here. We were given a map of the Basilica noting the locations of the tombs. That and a guidebook were sufficient for our needs. Santa Croce is covered by the Firenze Card.

Visited April 2014
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Monterrey, Mexico
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“Increíble UNESCO site!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

This magnificent Basílica is a MUST while visiting Florence. You get breathless at the moment you get inside.....there is this wonderful main altar and all those statues! You find there, among others, the sepulcre of Michel Ángel Buonarotti, Dante Alighieri, Galileo, Giacomo Rossini.... And all the chapels with those nice fresco es! We had the chance to attend the 6 p.m. Mass in an incredibly little chapel, with mármol columnas ...... Mystical experience!

Visited April 2014
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Shumen, Bulgaria
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“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

The square in front of it is full of the wonderful odour of the roses in it. The Santa Croce has a pretty and majestic facade. It's worth being in fron of it at least!

Visited May 2014
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