Museo di San Marco, Florence

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Don’t miss the frescoes of Museo di San Marco, noted for housing the largest collection of sacred art in the city. The museum is located in a former convent, which was home to two famous Dominicans during the 15th century, the painter Fra Angelico and the preacher Girolamo Savonarola. The museum now contains a major collection of works by Angelico, including some of his best-known panel paintings, commissioned by the Medici family. There are a number of smaller frescoes painted by Angelico and his assistants inside the monastic cells. The museum also exhibits works by several other artists, including Domenico Ghirlandaio, Alesso Baldovinetti, and Fra Bartolomeo.  Make Museo di San Marco part of your personalized Florence itinerary using our Florence trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Without saying a Word and is a former convent you can see the famous, Angelico's frescoes. Attracted by more look and painted in delicate, and is often seen in the photo, but is very detailed picture. It was not baptised "the Annunciation" paint a still life in splendor. In Japan did not see the building well and the monastery cell remains intact and not so interesting. Tourists from Europe and America people is very emotion so deep I had. Has excellent souvenir shop. In the Academy of fine arts is so easy to go close, take a look at!
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  • August 14, 2017
    I immediately fell for Fra Angelico after I see the 2nd floor's small rooms (and I will come again if I go to Florence in future). I advocated 2 friends to come - 1 was equally stunned by the serene b...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    The church, convent, and library are a sight to behold, especially the frescoes painted by the early Renaissance brother. The museum boasts having the greatest collection of the Italian painter. The m...  more »
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  • Amazing place! Away to the classic tourist streets is one of best place to see in Florence. When you will go to the first floor you will crash on the best and beautiful affresco of Beato angelico!! 4euros it is nothing compared to the place!!!
  • Interesting historical experience. Better to get some short description, which is easy to be found in wikipedia.
  • Worth checking out for €2 but not an absolute priority
  • This is no ordinary museum; this was once a Dominican convent. It is home to some of the most beautiful frescoes of the Renaissance, the work of Fra Angelico, who was both a Dominican monk and a painter. The frescoes adorn the cells of the monks and acted as aids to meditation. Insanely good value at €4. Not to be missed.
  • Should read up about the place before visiting for a richer,more meaningful experience. Frescoes in nearly every cell will blow your socks off. Two cells in particular should be on the itinerary: one for Cosimo and another for Savonarola. World class museum, one of my favorites actually even through its small - its the human stories and sublime beauty that's unparalleled here.

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