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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  • You'll notice this building in Via Calzaiuoli and probably most of you will only pass by. However, a three-floor church was not really common in the Middle Age, and it is not even now so it is worth t...  more »
  • This is a great place to visit. However what made the building/ statues/ experience outstanding was the very warm and professional welcome and excellent comprehensive explanation we received from the ...  more »
  • There are so many things to see in Florence that you might overlook the Orsanmichele. We have been to Florence many times but this is the first time we visited. I am glad we did. The church started ou...  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