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Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence
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Pay tribute to one of Italy's most renowned artists at Galleria dell'Accademia. Founded in the late 18th century as an art school, the museum features an extensive collection of Renaissance paintings and sculptures, most notably Michelangelo's "David" statue. Wander to the end of the main hall to admire the 6 m (20 ft) tall marble statue, as well as several other works by Michelangelo, or admire the beautiful Madonna and Child painting by Botticelli. The museum also features a collection of antique musical instruments. To visit Galleria dell'Accademia on your holiday in Florence, and find out what else Florence has to offer, use our Florence vacation builder.
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  • I am SO impressed with how passionate and knowledgeable all of the tour guides are here. It really breathes new life into the exhibits. While the gallery tour is somewhat short, the exhibits are a one...  more »
  • Came to see David and saw so much more. There are so many exquisite paintings that are hundreds of years old. I was in awe of the beauty on display. 100% recommend this as a must see in Florence. 
  • We booked a ticket online (4 € more than the ordinary price) and I must say that we have practically done any row. The Gallery is truly cared for her room, I especially love the rooms devoted to musical instruments in use from the twelfth to the sixteenth century. Of course, compared to the uffizi Gallery, is rather lacking in content, so as to suggest that the only reason to visit is precisely the notorious Michelangelo's David. As visiting hours to avoid endless file, I highly recommend no later than 10.
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  • The museum is not very big. There isn't a lot to see aside from the statue of David. I'm hardly an art lover, but in my opinion, if you're in Florence, this is a must see; the museum is worth it just for the single statue. The detail in David was astounding. You can see that the muscles in his neck are tensed because his head is turned to the side, and you can see the veins in his arms... It's crazy.
  • Small museum that is easy to miss due to its unassuming entrance off a side street. You'll know you're at the right though by the long line of people waiting to get it. But hey, how often do you get the opportunity to see the Michelangelo's David. Pictures don't do the statue justice; see it in person.
  • This is where the original David is. You'll have to visit just to see that masterpiece. It's the best sculpture in the world and one of the top masterpieces by Michaelangelo. There are many other great collections, including many models that were used to make sculptures. It wouldn't take more than an hour to see the whole gallery.
  • Fantastic works of art in a small but full gallery. Most famously houses the original statue of David. Reserve tickets online the day before you come, as the line is easily 2 hours long, and pushy people will pester you to buy their tickets at 3 times the price. Bags are x-rayed as you enter, and you must pass through a metal detector. My bottle of soda wasn't allowed in, but I got it back when we left.
  • Let me tell you, that statue is BEAUTIFUL! I am slightly bitter at the fact that they have a whole other museum with a different entrance price JUST for the statue. Do not let anyone fool you there is nothing worth seeing in there and it is very small, with an extra room of normal religious art probably placed there to say it's not just a building with a statue. Sadly a must see in a life time however!