Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele, Florence

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Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele is known for the sculptures of saints by the various guilds of Florence, distributed throughout the church. View the timeline of the sculptures, created between 1340 and 1602, to appreciate the shift from Gothic to Renaissance art. Artists, such as Donatello, Ghiberti, Brunelleschi, and Giambologna, created the pieces. Read about the history of the church as a 14th-century grain hall and how it was converted into a place of worship later on. You can tour the museum on the second floor, or make your way to the top, where a viewing room gives you a 360-degree look at Firenze. Add Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele and other attractions to your Florence trip itinerary using our Florence travel itinerary planner.
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  • One of the few places where the Interior and exterior in need of a guided tour. The statues placed on the façade (almost all copies) are a fundamental part of the history of the city, and definitely require deepening of a guide. The Interior has collected and meditative, is well worth a visit. The Museum, located above the Church, presents a modern exposition of the works that were originally in the niches on the outside.
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  • At first glance it is thought that the visit should limit the Church, beautiful and interesting for external and internal frameworks statues symbolizing the crafts corporations. Thanks to the volunteers who keep open the upper floors you find that this is an old grain storage warehouse, whose lower part was converted into a church and the upper left. Has now been recovered and you can see the originals of the statues on the outside (now the copies) and a magnificent view over Florence and the hills.
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  • This church started life as a sort of trades market place with open arches. These were subsequently unfilled to create niches that held effigies of saints all along the outsidexwalls. The ones seen no...  more »
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  • Beautiful church. Walk around the exterior too, there is an elevated bridge at the rear. Very impressive.
  • Breathtaking sculpture on the first floor above the impressive ground floor church.
  • Just being here is worth everything spent to get here
  • Amazing marble shrine
  • Great 14th century church with great paintings