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Basilica di Santo Spirito, Florence

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Religious Site Church
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  • This church is situated in piazza dello spirito, admission is free (paid a visit to the Crucifix of Michelangelo but not visited). Me hit his simple façade but with a particular shape, inside many works.
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  • This basílica is beautiful. It is big, full of art, beautiful architecture and holiness. Another masterpiece done by Brunelleschi. There is a new "percorso" where you can visit the cloister and see th...  more »
  • Beautiful Basilica that closes the north end of Piazza Santo Spirito, with beautiful façade lacks decoration designed by Brunelleschi, continued after his death with many variations. It also affects the harmonious and serene Interior aisles, thanks also to the study of mathematical proportions that together gives feeling of order and serenity. Unfortunately this harmony was partly erased by resetting the baroque altars that weighs down the set. Great treasure trove of works of art by artists as Filippino Lippi, Laurels, Ghirlandaio and especially beautiful buildings and statues of fine workmanship by Sansovino, though originally the works were far more numerous today still located in prestigious international museums in Berlin, Washington and Munich. The famous crucifix, an early work by Michelangelo is located in the sacristy (surcharge).
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  • I just want to add something to this. I think it is one of the most magical places ive been in the world. I have been here for 4 years. This piazza made me feel so loved. i made family. i experienced happiness, sadness. surprise and all other emotions on this square. people care for you. Again, Such a magical place.
  • more Christian garbage. Blah blah same 3 paintings recreated like every where else here....
  • I actually got there by accident but the place is magical. There are a few copies of Michaelangelo's sculptures, his wooden crucifix from 1492 and a lot of renaissance chapels. The entrance was free, there were no guards, just a monk sitting by the door and an old man guarding the crucifix. Also, Padre Giuseppe Pagano who was also by the crucifix added a whole lot of a nice aura, greeting everyone with a smile.
  • Should have stuck with Brunnelesch's design
  • The atmosphere around the church is very nice

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