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Don’t miss the frescoes of Museo di San Marco, noted for housing the largest collection of sacred art in the city. The museum is located in a former convent, which was home to two famous Dominicans during the 15th century, the painter Fra Angelico and the preacher Girolamo Savonarola. The museum now contains a major collection of works by Angelico, including some of his best-known panel paintings, commissioned by the Medici family. There are a number of smaller frescoes painted by Angelico and his assistants inside the monastic cells. The museum also exhibits works by several other artists, including Domenico Ghirlandaio, Alesso Baldovinetti, and Fra Bartolomeo. Plan to see Museo di San Marco and other attractions that appeal to you using our Florence trip maker site.
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Museo di San Marco reviews
Visited over the Easter Holidays, there was no queue and we didn't use a guided tour. Perhaps we should have. It is beautiful. The frescos are stunning and the restored Last Supper is superb. Walking.... more
Visited over the Easter Holidays, there was no queue and we didn't use a guided tour. Perhaps we should have. It is beautiful. The frescos are stunning and the restored Last Supper is superb. Walking.... more »
This was top of my visit list and did not disappoint. Beautiful monastery with the most amazing frescoes by Fra Angelico. The monk cells upstairs were a highlight. Very quiet with no crowds on Easter.... more
This was top of my visit list and did not disappoint. Beautiful monastery with the most amazing frescoes by Fra Angelico. The monk cells upstairs were a highlight. Very quiet with no crowds on Easter.... more »
Cloister monastery and the old church bell that would ring when the monk Savonarola's followers cried. many ancient archaeological artifacts from the ancient monastery
Cloister monastery and the old church bell that would ring when the monk Savonarola's followers cried. many ancient archaeological artifacts from the ancient monastery more »
Another amazing place to visit when in Florence. So worth it. Bought the tickets online on their website. Such a gorgeous galleria and atrio with tons of history withheld in it, from portraits to ancient journals, to sculputers and Christian arts made with gold. Well maintained. The staff was very helpful in answering any questions or curiosities we had.
An extensive art museum. There are a number of monk rooms in which each room contains a frescoes. There are a number of rooms and floors to visit. Allow approximately 2 hours to visit. The ticket costs €8. You can buy the tickets online or when you visit. We purchased the tickets at the venue. When we visited it was not too busy. It was opened Monday to Saturday 8:15 to 13:50 pm.
The best museum I went to in Florence. I love Fra Angelico and seeing the work in person was astonishing. I didn’t know angel Gabriel’s wings sparkled until I saw it in person! I really felt the spirit of this place and was so glad I visited. It’s a nice contrast to the opulence of so many other places in Florence. I didn’t book ahead and was not busy on a Tuesday in October.
Very neat museum where you peer into each monk's room to see the paintings of Fra Angelico. Greeting you at the top of the stairs is his larger Annunciation, which has got to be one of the best Annunciation paintings of all time. And the courtyard is quiet and peaceful if you're looking for somewhere to sit down for a while!
I stumbled upon this gallery after bailing out on the line for the Academia. There was no wait and admission was only €8. It is nice and quiet and a good place to be able to seriously reflect on the art. From the courtyard to the friars’ chambers to the relics from Savonarola, there is so much to take in. I definitely recommend for those who need a reprieve from the crowds and capitalism of peak-tourism Florence.
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