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“Excellent museum”

Museo di Palazzo Pretorio
Ranked #2 of 73 things to do in Prato
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Presented over the three floors are an unparalleled collection of Renaisance masterpieces including many monumental alter pieces and some large works by Fillipo Lippi who is rightly renowned but whose exemplary work remains outstanding in the setting of the other masters whose paintings are shown. The uppermost floor has sculptures including a section of Lipschitz donated by the artists family. The light gallery overlooks the city. This museum takes a couple of hours but is well worth the visit.
It is open until 10:00-13:00 but closes during the heat re opening 16:00-20:00. Entrance is €8. There is a useful guide (which is a Bargain for €10) to take home. If one had only one day to visit Prato - the Cathedral, Opera del Duomo cathedral museum in the am - a long lunch and then a visit to this would be achievable - supper and back on the train to Firenze if that's where you are staying.

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Reviewed 31 July 2014

How does Prato expect to attract more tourists and visitors to their lovely town when they close for long lunches. I would love to have visited this attraction but it closed for 3 hours for lunch.

2  Thank ianthy
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Newly restored public museum of Prato's history; really well set up and multilingually informative. Not just altar screens!

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Reviewed 12 April 2014

Today reopening of Museo Civico in Prato!!!!!
amazing!!!!!!!!
3 floors of treasures, from 14th centuries to 20th. Unbelievable how many masterpieces' you can find in this museum.
and the museum is one of the best medieval building in Italy!!!!!

2  Thank sandrociardi
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

The Palazzo Pretorio reopened with this exhibit, having been closed for 16 years for restoration. The exhibit is beautiful, but ends on Jan. 13, 2014, so try to see it if you are able. Other artists are included, Filippino Lippi, Paolo Uccello, and Fra Diamante. The exhibit is stunningly mounted, but even after it ends, seeing the Palazzo, established in 1284, will be worth a visit.

Thank IntrepidSenior
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