"Galleria dell' Accademia" Galleria dell'Accademia Tip by Marpessa

Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence: 81 reviews and 88 photos

by Marpessa

In the summer time you may have to wait in line for a bit to get into the Galleria dell' Accademia. I think my friends and I waited for about 30minutes - we were lucky, I've heard of lines being much longer. I think the main reason anyone will go to the Galleria dell' Accademia is to see the famous statue of 'David' by Michelangelo.

The statue originally stood in the Piazza della Signoria, but was moved to the galleria to keep it safe. A replica now stands in its former space. There is also another replica in the Piazzale Michelangelo. The most noticeable thing about David is that he is not correctly proportioned. His head and hands are significantly larger than other areas of his body. David took three years to create, Michelangelo completing him in 1504. The statue is on a pedestal and you are able to walk around him and view him from every angle.

Inisde the galleria there are also some 15th-16th Century Florentine paintings by artists such as Paolo Uccello and Sandro Botticelli. The majority of the artworks are religious and the gallery itself is not very extensive, but there are a few nice pieces there.

Adult: EUR 7

Opening Times
Tuesday-Sunday: 8:15am - 6:50pm

Address: Via Ricasoli 60
Directions: Between Via Cesare Battisti and Via Degli Alfani
Phone: +39 055 294883
Website: http://www.firenzemusei.it/00_english/accademia/index.html

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 16, 2006
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