Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele, Florence

Categories: Art Museums, Churches, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
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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  • So much so that the church stands on the way from Piazza della Signoria to the Duomo. Starina, silence. the beauty of ... And yet inside periodically go concerts. At the entrance stands immediately wonder what happens tonight get pleasure.
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  • Very charming little church inside. Outside, it has excellent sculptures, specifically, by Donatello. 
  • The ground floor church is amazing by its display and especially the white marble altar which looks like laces. Beautiful colors around. Than you can climb to the two higher floors (Monday for free) a...  read more »
  • Amazing marble shrine
  • Great 14th century church with great paintings
  • Nice spot
  • Almost didn't go in, but very glad we did! The lower level church is nothing special, but it's decorated in a more ornate style than Duomo or Santa Croce if you dislike their white walls/concrete-looking columns appearance. Entry is free at Orsanmichele, and you can also climb to the upper levels for free too. The second level is full of statues undergoing restorations and the third holds the statues and ornamentation from the Florentine guilds that used to be in the church below. The upper floors also provide a great view of Florence, though only at the height of the roof of Duomo's main nave.
  • During a walk to shopping in via dei Calzaiuoli stop to admire (and also revenue) in this beautiful church, although it is not among the compulsory stages of Florence.
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