Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, Florence

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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The burial place of some of the most illustrious Italians, Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence holds the tombs of such luminaries as Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, and Rossini. The city's principal and the world's largest Franciscan church, the building was completed in 1385. The site's most notable features are its 16 chapels, many decorated with frescoes painted by Giotto and his pupils. The building's design reflects the austere approach favored by the Franciscans, with the floor plan following the figure of the Tau cross (the shape of the letter T), which was the symbol of St. Francis. The church's main cloister houses a simple, unadorned chapel designed by architect Filippo Brunelleschi. Choose from several guided tour options; advance reservations are required. General admission tickets can be purchased at the onsite ticket office, by phone, or online. Work out when and for how long to visit Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence and other Florence attractions using our handy Florence vacation route planner.
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  • Pay 8 Euros to see a church quite stripped of art with just a few famous works is not justified. There are other small church in Florence in which you don't have to pay and which are far more interesting and real.
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  • It is very complete. Very nice abroad as all the churches of Florence. Inside are the tombs of illustrious characters and in the cloister there is multitude of tombstones.
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  • After watching Piazza della Signoria we reached this beautiful church, the façade recalls for many traits, the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, with these pointy shapes. Very nice inside ... recommend a visit!
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  • Everything about this church is beautiful- it is in this church that you get to view many of the funerary monuments of many of the Italian greats such a Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli! and each monument is just beautiful. Admire everything, the floors, the walls (the frescoes!), and of course the ceiling. If you visit the official ticketing website 'ticka . santacroceopera . it ' (without spaces) you will see you have either the option of purchasing a ticket with a set date and time, or one that allows flexibility. As expected, the more flexible ticket is a little more expensive. Do not panic (like me) and think you will not be able to visit all that is listed on the admission ticket- while it may seem a lot of places, you will find everything is interlinked with one another. You are also able to purchase tickets on the day- look for the statue of Dante, behind that is the entrance to the church. Remember as you are entering a church to wear appropriate clothing (not too much leg, arms etc.) you will be checked before you go in.
  • Wonderful place! Absolutely It worths a visit for its sculptures, paintings and the cloisters. Here great artists as Michelangelo Buonarroti, Galileo Galilei, Ugo Foscolo are buried. The price to enter, 6 euros, is quite cheap, considering all the beauty you can admire.
  • Right in the city, beautiful square and it has Michaelangelo and galileo s tombs in it. A must see monument in Florence.
  • Wonderful place. Known as the Temple of Italian Glories. It worths a visit for its sculptures, paintings and the cloisters. The price to enter is quite cheap, considering all the beauty you can admire. The tombs of Machiavelli, Dante, Michelangelo, Galileo, Rossini are in here.
  • It is just ridiculous that you have to pay to enter a church but from the outside the church is very nice and complements this wonderful city!
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