"Church of Orsanmichele" Orsanmichele Tip by codrutz

Orsanmichele, Florence: 9 reviews and 29 photos

The name derives from the ancient oratory of S. Michele in Orto. This was replaced in 1290 by A. di Cambio to host the grain logia-market. In 1380, the building became a church and the outside arcades were closed off. Tabernacles were then made to host many bronze statues of the patron saints of various guilds. Check out each of the statues. I liked the St. Peter by Donatello, St. John the Baptist by Ghiberti and St. Thomas with Christ by Verrocchio.

Address: Via dell'Arte della Lana
Phone: +39 055 284944
Website: http://www.uffizi.firenze.it/it/musei/?m=orsanmichele

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  • Updated Aug 22, 2006
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