Museo di San Marco, Florence

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Don’t miss the frescoes of Museo di San Marco, noted for housing the largest collection of sacred art in the city. The museum is located in a former convent, which was home to two famous Dominicans during the 15th century, the painter Fra Angelico and the preacher Girolamo Savonarola. The museum now contains a major collection of works by Angelico, including some of his best-known panel paintings, commissioned by the Medici family. There are a number of smaller frescoes painted by Angelico and his assistants inside the monastic cells. The museum also exhibits works by several other artists, including Domenico Ghirlandaio, Alesso Baldovinetti, and Fra Bartolomeo.  Plan to see Museo di San Marco and other attractions that appeal to you using our Florence trip maker site .
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  • Not far to walk from the centre of Florence, this is a real gem. A stunning courtyard with frescoes and upper floors showing the cells used by the monks.  more »
  • This complex is very interesting and definitely recommend to watch. It is located a short walk from the Academy Museum. Inside you will see monks ' cells or book-writing AIDS. The FirenzeCard is valid here.
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  • This museum is actually a monastery that was built in 1440. It's been very well maintained, and it's gorgeous to wander around, but the highlight is at the top of the steps leading to the monks quarters. There you will find Fra Angelico's 1442 fresco "The Annunciation". It is probably his best known work and it is spectacular to see in person!
  • There are so many beautiful places in Florence, but this was the highlight. Such a small, quiet, unassuming place compared to the big tourist draws, but utterly unique. There was no queue, the paintings by Fra Angelico are amazing, and so is the building (which the paintings were originally intended for). I was familiar with the work already, my wife was not (she is hesitant to engage with any artwork), but we both completely enjoyed our visit. There weren't any queues (in august), entry is 8 euros o think, and buying a guidebook for 10 euros is quite useful as there is limited information around the site, on this occasion I appreciated that there weren't dozens of signs ruining the atmosphere. A must.
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