Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, Florence

Categories: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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4.5/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web
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. Take a look at our Florence tourist route planner to schedule your visit to Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Completely captivating museum. It was wonderful to see art from the duomo up close and personal. Great for an art and architecture photographer. The Michelangelo sculpture alone was worth the price of...  read more »
  • The design and selection of artworks for this museum were extraordinary. I saw this after scaling the Campanile, when the line for Il Duomo was too long. Great choice, and U saw the Dome later on. Hig...  read more »
  • Not a big tourist destination, so not a lot of people to block your view of the history and creation of the Duomo. We loved it and so glad that our guide had us stop here. If you want to understand ab...  read more »
  • This museum has been a long time coming, but it is magnificent! Don't even try to count the number of Donatello works housed there. And Michelangelo's second to last work, a pietà is beautifully placed where anyone can get an awe inspiring 360 close look. Try doing that in St. Peter's! Not to gloss over the absolutely amazing room that was constructed to give the modern art lover an idea of what the Duomo facade and facing Baptisry Doors of Paradise might have looked like hundreds of years ago. With admission cost of E15 you can get into all the Duomo spots, dome, bell tower, cathedral too. It is bran new and clean (including the art) and gorgeous! Don't miss it!
  • Fantastic museums. Some great pieces from great artists, and you can get to know more about the duomo.
  • Beautiful and amazing. If you miss this museum than you miss the Firenze itself. Ypu really have to visit here, brand new museum with very important pieces, plus the ticket that you buy from here (15€) also valid in the bell tower, duomo, duomo Cathedral and in the battista. ( this way you don't have to wait in the lines
  • A beautiful new museum to fully understand the beauty of the Florence cathedral. It is worth the price of the ticket (15€) alone, but as if it wasn't enough the same ticket also gives you full access to every building in the site, including the top of the dome and the bell tower, and lasts for 48 hours: it's a real bargain.
  • My congratulations to Florence! The Museum is a little jewel. Organised exceptionally well, very informative and totally enjoyable. The Staff were all wonderful, friendly and very knowledgable. The guards were more like personal guides, obviously in love with the project and able to impart their passion & knowledge. Don't be afraid to ask them questions they were great. Each ticket allows you entrance to the Museum & also to the Baptistry, Cathedral & Tower for 24 hours. Do the Museum first then step outside & do the real thing. Tickets are valid for 24 hours - so you can go back and visit with calm even the next day! A must for everyone...
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