Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, Florence

#8 of 96 in Museums in Florence
Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Religious Site
Church and Museum of Orsanmichele is known for the sculptures of saints by the various guilds of Florence, distributed throughout the church. View the timeline of the sculptures, created between 1340 and 1602, to appreciate the shift from Gothic to Renaissance art. Artists, such as Donatello, Ghiberti, Brunelleschi, and Giambologna, created the pieces. Read about the history of the church as a 14th-century grain hall and how it was converted into a place of worship later on. You can tour the museum on the second floor, or make your way to the top, where a viewing room gives you a 360-degree look at Firenze. Make Church and Museum of Orsanmichele a part of your Florence vacation plans using our Florence trip itinerary website.
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  • This was my last stop in Florence and I am so glad I went in. The church is small but has the most beautiful tarbancle I’ve ever seen. It’s very quiet and peaceful and has some art. I went onto the...  more »
  • I was drawn to this Church by the Rick Steve Audio tour of Florence. Sadly, on the two occasions I visited, the Church was not open. A great shame - there are some very intersting statues on the...  more »
  • Beautiful church with very interesting statues. The originals can be seen in the museum on the upper floors and also you have a nice view from there. Definitely worth a visit, even if it's only for a few minutes.
  • Unfortunately could only see the statues outside and a quick glimpse of the inside due to repairs.

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