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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  • 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... 
    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...  more »
  • 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... 
    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...  more »
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  • I stumbled upon this gallery after bailing out on the line for the Academia. There was no wait and admission was only €8. It is nice and quiet and a good place to be able to seriously reflect on the art. From the courtyard to the friars’ chambers to the relics from Savonarola, there is so much to take in. I definitely recommend for those who need a reprieve from the crowds and capitalism of peak-tourism Florence.
  • Very neat museum where you peer into each monk's room to see the paintings of Fra Angelico. Greeting you at the top of the stairs is his larger Annunciation, which has got to be one of the best Annunciation paintings of all time. And the courtyard is quiet and peaceful if you're looking for somewhere to sit down for a while!

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