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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  • There is no words to describe the beauty of this museum. The Pieta di Michelangelo was amazing , I had tears while i was admiring all the beautiful masterpieces.  more »
  • This museum is a must see in Florence. Apart from the impressive exhibition dedicated to the dome of the Cathedral, it stores the originals of the Golden doors of the baptistery of the Cathedral, as well as relics of the Saints, and sculptures by Donatello, Mikelazhelo, etc. The main Pearl of the Museum is the collection late Pietà Michelangelo, created by artist in 80 years. Unlike the Uffizi Gallery here much less visitors and works can be enjoyed virtually alone.
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  • There are no words to adequately describe how much I loved this museum. The exhibits are wonderfully done; reproducing the facade of the Duomo, models of the dome and lantern, sculptures, etc and by a...  more »
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  • Beautiful art museum that explains the story behind the nearby cathedral and dome very well. The museum is fully wheelchair accessible with elevators. The museum contains a lot of Renaissance art. The ticket for this museum can also be used to visit the excavated area under the cathedral, the Gates of Paradise, the bell tower and the dome. The machines to make a (mandatory) reservation to the dome can be found in this museum as well. This museum is not that large and a visit will take about one to two hours. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Tl;dr: ideal to visit in conjunction with the cathedral, dome, excavated area and Gates of Paradise.
  • Absolutely loved this museum. It's got amazing variety of sculpture and architecture and is the best designed and best lit museum in Florence. It also has Michelangelo's final Pieta (not the one in the Vatican; this one was made at the very end of his life). This is my favorite work by Michelangelo and was the most impactful single artwork I saw in all of Italy. This piece alone makes the museum a must-see.
  • We purchased the 18€ ticket from the Duomo ticket office, which included this museum as one of its inclusions. I'm glad we stopped in here. It has wonderful art, but it also has very informative exhibits regarding the construction of the dome. I found myself in awe of the beauty and craftsmanship of the statues, as well as the door panels. And I enjoyed learning about the methods used to place each stone on the massive cathedral outside.
  • This is the best place to see work by Donatello. So unique! The room devoted to Hairy Mary is bizarre. If you want to touch the mystery of this woman, start here. The same room that houses the remake of Donatello’s statue (so revenants can touch her!) also houses the jaw bone of St. John the Baptist. Yep.
  • A picture I absolutely love from this museum. It's easy to miss if you're just ready to leave. But if you easily take the elevator to the top most floor and exit, there will be a glass door that gets you to the roof access. 18€ is totally worth it, considering it gets you to this museum, the baptistery, the crypt and the tower. The Duomo is already free. This museum also has a cloakroom. The museum is so much more modern, nice and fancy than the Uffizi Gallery. You could tell that there's a good investment into the place
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