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Basilica di Santa Croce

Piazza Santa Croce 16, Florence, Italy
+39 055 246 6105
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USD 62.30*
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Entrance and Guided Tour of Santa Croce Basilica
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Galileo Galilei Private Science Tour
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Uffizi, Accademia and Santa Croce Basilica Guided Tour
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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Piazza Santa Croce 16, Florence, Italy
Santa Croce
Piazza Santa Croce 16, Florence, Italy
+39 055 246 6105
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Reviewed yesterday

The Church of Santa Croce (1294) contains the tombs and monuments of who’s who in Florence, including Galileo, Michelangelo, and Machiavelli, as well as early 14th century frescoes by Giotto and his gifted pupil, Taddeo Gaddi. Churches in Italy are like art museums in North...More

Thank Mike K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are looking for an area with so many major historical figures located in one area then this is it. Entry is 8 EUR per adult which can be a bit expensive if all other entry fees to the attractions are accounted for. While...More

Thank omegon
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was interesting walking around the cloisters and viewing the tombs. Yet again the ticket office was a distance from the entrance. It just adds to your day! 8 euros each and not everything that we paid for was open and we only found this...More

Thank Plattypuss52
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the BSC earlier in the morning on a Saturday. The crowds were very light. 8 euro per person to enter. It’s a who’s / Who of Italian painters and sculptors interned there. The church itself the surrounding rooms and attached museum made it...More

Thank Florian2313
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The history of this church is unforgettable. The art, architecture, and tombs are unmatched! Do not miss this site!!!

Thank makklo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tips: - there are the tombs of very famouse people, so don't miss it. - there is almost no line - you need about 2hrs to finish everything, as it's not just a basilica. I Do Recommend It.

Thank CRiTiKALL_Sam
Reviewed 1 week ago

Often overlooked by its cousin the Duomo, this Basilica is truly amazing. You pay to visit here but the entrance fee allows you access to other areas of the church. It is the burial place of Michelangelo, Rossini and others and houses Dante's empty tomb....More

Thank giacomina17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thought this was just another church to visit how wrong. Beautiful inside and much to see including resting place of Dante and Michelangelo ! Well worth the entry price and waiting time relatively short

Thank Cazdistaz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a gem of a Cathedral is worth seeking out while you are in Florence. It is, like many of the churches in Florence, more spectacular on the outside, than on the inside. However, there were some special aspects that we couldn't see because...More

Thank WendyML
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Smaller than the Duomo but similar exterior marble. Beautiful stained glass windows. So far, so good. No lines. Getting better! Burial sites and monuments for Michangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli and a monument for Dante. No where else has this! Perhaps Westminster Abbey.

Thank Gregory F
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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25 September 2017|
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Response from Ankalima | Reviewed this property |
It is open Monday - Saturday , incl shops, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm You can buy tickets on line but I am not permitted to put the link up here -just follow through from the church website on the internet
23 June 2017|
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Response from sestiro | Reviewed this property |
I'm not certain I did not go into the gift shop per se...but they probably sell it is my guess