Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, Florence

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View some of Florence's most treasured sculptures at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore on the Piazza del Duomo. The extensive collection primarily contains pieces moved from the city's cathedral for restoration and protection. You can view Michelangelo's second "Pieta," a revision of his earlier work. You can also admire sculptures by Donatello and Ghiberti. Guided tours are available in English. Book ahead of time to ensure a spot. Our Florence trip planner makes visiting Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore and other Florence attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This museum took our breath away when we entered the main hall. The displays are amazing and interesting set in a modern building. Just do not miss this museum when in Florence. Five Star ++  more »
  • Since you have the ticket, and it was the one thing without a line of the 5 things the $18 ticket gets you, I would definitely check it out - a lot of sculpture art and church ornamentation. Worth see...  more »
  • A truly extraordinary museum. The incredible treasures are beautifully presented. Don't miss the film - it is terrific!  more »
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  • Seeing the queues for the cathedral we went in the museum. Very interesting collection of all the best cathedral features presented in an excellent new building. The building adds to the experience. Very helpful app too.
  • We read somewhere that this is the largest collection of religious art outside of the Vatican and I believe it. Wonderful museum and most information plaques were in English as well as Italian. I was a bit disappointed with the inside of the cathedral but the crypt and museum were worth the price of entry.
  • This museum is excellent and has pretty amazing things inside such as the original doors to paradise, pieta by Michelangelo, etc.. The museum is spread out over several floors which can be accessed via lift or stairs. It recently underwent some renovation so is it was really a pleasure to visit. Make sure you book a combo ticket online in advanve which includes this museum, the Bell Tower, the dome and gives you quick entrance.
  • Totally love it, the museum has a very large collection and many exhibits are very interesting, and it has a very detailed history of the church, it is very informative. Especially the first three sketchs of the churches are very interesting. The church is just a masterpiece, a great art work in the history of architecture. I recommend everyone to go inside.
  • Finally an up to date museum experience in Florence. Not over huge. Amazing layout. Vastly informative. Money very well spent.
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