Museo di San Marco

Museo di San Marco, Florence: Hours, Address, Museo di San Marco Reviews: 4.5/5

Museo di San Marco
4.5
8:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Monday
8:15 AM - 1:15 PM
Tuesday
8:15 AM - 1:15 PM
Wednesday
8:15 AM - 1:15 PM
Thursday
8:15 AM - 1:15 PM
Friday
8:15 AM - 1:15 PM
Saturday
8:15 AM - 4:15 PM
About
Opened to the public in 1869, this museum houses the largest collection of sacred art in Florence including a sweeping fresco by Giovanni Antonio Sogliani and a superb collection of works by Mariotto Albertinelli.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Cannuckk
Langley, Canada299 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Solo
My enjoyment of this museum was predicated on a couple of things. First, I had the benefit of downloading to my iPhone beforehand a free walking tour of the museum from Rick Steves Audio Europe, which went a long way towards educating a fine art novice like myself, why the frescos and altarpieces I was looking at were Important art treasures.
Secondly, I had watched the Netflix drama Medici, whose second season featured the historical character Savonarola, a former resident of the Convent and thorn in the side of the Medici family, whose living quarters are featured on the upper floor of the museum.
Both of these background sources if you wish to access them may help the casual visitor.
If you use the suggested audio tour, which is just under an hour long, reserve some additional time to read the posted narrative signs and enjoy exhibits not especially featured in the tour. I had only allocated a bit over an hour to see the museum, and wished I had allowed for more.
The 8 euro admission cost is a relative bargain.
Written 29 October 2021
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982rodneyl
Grande Prairie, Canada144 contributions
Oct. 2021
San Marco is easy to miss given all the attractions of Florence. Fabulous frescos in the portals of a massive courtyard. Frescos are superb, the museum collection is extensive and even the monks cells have frescos.
Written 16 October 2021
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TA21186
Munster, Germany604 contributions
Sep. 2021
This former cloister is now a one-of-a-kind museum, which strangely not as overrun as some of the other wonderful sites in Florence. There are a number of remarkable features to this impressive site, including a library dating back to Cosimo Medici, as well as items from Savonarola, but the real claim to fame is the work from Fra Angelico. One large hall is devoted to his paintings on wood, and they are spectacular. Then, and this completely blew me away, are the frescos which decorate the halls, but also the 40 monk cells - every cell was decorated accoring to the specification of the respective monks, and are therefore unique and different among themselves. An absolute beautiful museum that is situated at the San Marco square. Do not miss.
Written 9 October 2021
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HappyTraveler555
6 contributions
Aug. 2021
Waited outside in 102 degree temp to get in without a pre-obtained ticket. They let me in (my friend was beginning heat prostration) and was so glad I waited. Quiet, calm, beautiful, unrushed, unhurried. Great art. Worth a day trip from Rome to Florence just to visit San Marco
Written 30 August 2021
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Gerald R
Newquay, UK45 contributions
Sep. 2020 • Couples
An oasis of calm and peace in amongst the hurly burly of Florence. Marvellous frescos.Gives you a real sense of how the monks lived and how inspired they would have been by the fresco in their cell. Hope folk take time to admire Ghirlandaio's last supper in the refectory as well as Fra Angelico's work. Marvellous place to visit.
Written 13 September 2020
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Sophie M
Ermenonville, France208 contributions
Aug. 2020 • Solo
Florence is a beautiful city but after a while, seing so many beautiful museums can be exhausting. However this beautiful monetary was my favourite museum yet, because it is not a museum. There are about 30 cells in which Fra Angelico and his disciples painted beautiful frescos from the New Testament. The library is also very impressive. Do not miss this wonderful place.
Written 15 August 2020
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rhobags
London, UK17 contributions
Aug. 2020
Not as widely known as it should be but do go - the frescos painted by Fra Angelico are, simply, incredible.
Written 9 August 2020
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GAN L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia8,696 contributions
Feb. 2020
The museum is located on the old Dominican convent of San Marco in Piazza San Marco. In this museum, we visited the Chapter Room, the Lavabo Room, the Refectory, the Cloister of the Spesa and a small cloister of the XV century. There are magnificent frescoes to look at, in particular the Annunciation fresco on top of the staircase leading to the dormitories. The library houses an important collection of medieval , Renaissance and illuminated books.
Written 10 March 2020
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nicolas s
Milan, Italy2,308 contributions
Feb. 2020
fabulous museum, not to be missed, one of the top attractions in Florence . the artwork by fra angelico, the monk cells, the library ,the exhibits. fabulous
Written 27 February 2020
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JurreSilbi
Krakow, Poland64 contributions
Jan. 2020
Museum is located in the Dominican convent, where Fra Angelico was a monk and a famous painter. His work is shown in a separate room at the ground level. Have a look at tabernaculum which is a great piece of art. The wooden frame was made by Ghirlandaio, another great artist. Ghirlandaio’s work, a polychromy in the refectory presenting the Last Supper is also on display. Have a deeper look at the face of Saint Paulus (the person with knife). Don’t miss the upper floor where there are monks’ rooms with paintings. Here it is time to recall another monk, Girolamo Savonarola who lived here, and his influence on the history of Florence and Medici family. Really dramatic times. And the library with a huge collection of books is also worth a visit.
This museum accepts Firenzecard. Be also prepared that some attractions might be closed even if they should be available, according to the schedule.
Written 20 January 2020
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Museo di San Marco is open:
  • Mon - Fri 8:15 am - 1:15 pm
  • Sat - Sat 8:15 am - 4:15 pm
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