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Museo Nazionale del Bargello

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Address: Via del Proconsolo 4, 50122, Florence, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 055 238 8606
08:15 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 08:15 - 14:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Housed in the Palazzo del Podesta (1255 AD) as the residence of Florence's...

Housed in the Palazzo del Podesta (1255 AD) as the residence of Florence's chief magistrate, this museum houses an unrivalled collection of Italian Renaissance sculpture..

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An embarrassment of riches in an old prison

At various points a palace, a prison and now a museum, the Bargello has accumulated a hell of a lot of history along with its varied and excellent collection of artworks. It's a... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

At various points a palace, a prison and now a museum, the Bargello has accumulated a hell of a lot of history along with its varied and excellent collection of artworks. It's a fascinating place to wander around, and is thick with art students sitting on the floor sketching. From Michelangelo and Donatello statues to intricate ivories, majolica tableware and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing - and uncrowded - museum. We saw many pieces up close and personal, including work by Michelangelo, Volterra, Giambologna and Donatello. There was also a vast arms and gun display that was interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In the early Renaissance, sculptors were the real rock stars and Donatello was as good as it gets. You get to commune with him (and others) here at the Bargello. We did not spend a lot of time at this museum (compared to places like the Ufizzi), but I grew to appreciate the art more than I expected. It was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is another really good place to visit in Florence. Fabulous setting and great art. Well worth a visit. The sculptures are really fantastic

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic museum, for me the building itself was worth the 8 euros to get in but with so much to see inside the serious art or history lover will want at least two hours. The only toilet sign we saw (and we were looking) was a small one on the ground floor off the big courtyard, on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The sculpture on the first floor is fab Donatello and Verrochio's Davids (better than M's in my view!) among others Much ogf the rest including bronze birds less well displated than they used to be Michelangelo Brutus etc good on ground floor too

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Florence has many impressive museums - all worth visiting, if you have time. And it is worth making the time to see beautiful sculptures by Donatello, Ghiberti and Brunelleschi. The Bargello offers an incredible display of sculptures, many from the grand ducal collections, housed in one of the oldest buildings in Florence - dating back to 1255. The large 14th... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good statues collection for sculptures lovers, from early Michelangelo, David by Donatello, some Cellini

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice collection in an often overlooked museum. Donatello's David is here as well as some other nice sculptures and a beautiful collection of Italian pottery.

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The interesting, ancient building and the finest collection of sculpture from the Florentine Renaissance make this one of my favorite museums in Florence.

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