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Basilica di Santa Croce: Tours & Tickets

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This is the richest medieval church in Florence, which features frescoes by Giotto, a chapel by Brunelleschi and one of the finest of all early Renaissance tombs.
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Piazza Santa Croce 16, Florence, Italy
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There is so much history and knowledge in this architectural marvel, its a trip back in time. Santa Croce in a wonderful place to visit and discover the genius of this architectural wonderful basilica.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed today

I've noticed the reviews regarding visitor's disappointment at not being able to get in to view. We were strolling past about an hour and a half before it was due to close and went in on impulse. There was no queue at all, and this...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank valinkent
Reviewed 2 days ago

The website said tickets for skip the line sold out. Bet we arrived early and bought tickets at the door. Go figure. Interesting statues. Wonderful leather school. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 744susiec
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited the Basilica twice; the first time, to admire its interiors, the second, to attend Friday mass. The interiors especially the areas around the altar, and stain glass windows are beautifully serene. There are several sculptured tombstones of various luminaries , on the right wall;...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank sodesa
Reviewed 4 days ago

Once again we weren't able to go inside but the outside was breathtaking. The architecture was mind-blowing. My favorite statue was right outside, Dante. His expression was filled with anx. He just wanted to come home.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank cdussex
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Spectacular church full of artwork. Much better than Duomo and no crowds. The adjoining piazza is also worth a visit for lunch

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank stevena537
Reviewed 5 days ago

Tickets needed, but do it! Fabulous Franciscan church with some of the earliest images of St Francis and his companions; a Donatello Annunciation that will leave you breathless; a monument to Florence Nightingale (named for the city of her birth)...

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Sister Anne F
Reviewed 6 days ago

This beautiful church is somewhat overshadowed by the Duomo but it is a wonderful building and the area is nice for a wander round and a bit less packed too!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank davidandmel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Santa Croce is a fourteenth century church near the heart of Florence. The size of the church is very impressive and includes tombs of many famous Florentines. Be sure to visit the attached leather makers school and shops.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank guymontana
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a lovely church to visit as it is right in the centre of Florence...you can't miss it...it was amazing to read some of the dates...

Date of experience: September 2019
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Santa Croce
Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the
Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night.
Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and
artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the
Central National Library. As a hub for young people,
the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a
continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated
by songs and dances.
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16 October 2019|
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Response from stevena537 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think you will need to pre purchase a ticket for this church. The line to get in was not long and I only had to wait 10 minutes
Kate S
9 September 2018|
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Response from TravelDaddy01 | Reviewed this property |
We had a Firenze card and walked right in with no reserved time. Highly recommend getting the card generally.
Renee R
9 May 2018|
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Response from Superoger | Reviewed this property |
We were ok with shopping bags