Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

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Housed in the Palazzo del Podestà, Museo Nazionale del Bargello features a splendid collection of Italian renaissance sculptures. Admire masterpieces such as Donatello's "David and St. George Tabernacle," Michelangelo's "Brutus," and Cellini's bronze bust of Cosimo. Don't miss the small assortment of Baroque works, including Bernini's bust of his lover Costanza Bonareli. The palace also displays ceramics, tapestries, armor, furniture, and old coins. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Florence holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Museo Nazionale del Bargello and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • On 2-3 floors! You can discover multiple sculpture of time: grandiose / technically perfect / beautiful / variety between character and objects... In summary a feast for our eyes! Not to be missed! A little more: on the ground floor there is a court where we can to sit quietly and contemplate the sculptural works.
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  • Interesting tour of the palace and how the Medici lived in the early Renaissance. The tour included the private chambers of the Medici and the public spaces designed to intimidate. Well worth the time...  more »
  • We visited the Museum on August 15 in the morning. With our big surprise very few people. At the entrance to the Museum, a magnificent architecture with grandiose artworks. The courtyard is splendid. This small museum is really worth to visit. We were with a stroller and we had no problem to visit everything (lift available). The price is reasonable € 8 per person and child free.
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  • A smaller museum which houses a lot of sculptures from Michelangelo and pieces from the surrounding centuries, the building itself is nice architecture different from your usual marble during the time. Since it doesn't even look like a museum or have many signs, the line is short and the crowd is small compared to the big ones. Good if you want to get away for a bit from the crowds.
  • An genuine gem in Florence. Should be on the 'must see' list. Beautiful old building, used in large part as a jail centuries ago. Great display on the ground floor, but a fantastic display on the upper second floor. Truly a remarkable building and a great collection of wonderful art. The statuary alone on the two floors is not to be missed. And please be sure to see the wooden Christ figure on the second floor, attributed to Michelangelo. A breathtaking piece of art.
  • This is my favorite museum. The paintings and sculptures and 13th Century pieces were great. The David by Donatello is my personal favorite because there is so much analysis and meaning behind the painting and the Painter himself. I like everything in the museum because it reminds me that i want to keep studying the Renaissance and the David by Donatello.
  • Surely one of the best museums in Florence, with the best sculptures of the best florentine artists from 1300 to 1800. Also great history of the building. Form a group and get a guide, it's worth it!
  • A small but very beautiful museum with many, many works of Michelangelo and Donatello

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