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"The Museo dell'Opera del Duomo" Museo del Opera del Duomo Tip by christine.j

Museo del Opera del Duomo, Florence: 25 reviews and 53 photos

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  • The Museo dell'Opera del Duomo - Florence

This was my favourite museum in Florence!
It tells you about the building of the Duomo,has religious artefacts on exhibition, but the best thing for me was that I could see the sculptures of the Duomo very close. Outside
on the Duomo, you need binoculars if you want to see any details of the sculptures high up.

Here in this museum, you can touch them. Well,you probably shouldn't, but you could.
All the fascinating details in the sculptures can be seen, an angel who smiles , children who laugh or the panels of the Door of Paradise.

The most famous sculptures in this museum are the Pietà by Michelangelo and the
Magdalen by Donatello.
Both very impressing, but I liked the Singing Galleries by Donatello and Luca della Robbia best.They were carved in marble in early 15th century and basically just show laughing , singing and dancing children. To me, this was the most beautiful piece of art in Florence, even more impressive than David.

Address: Piazza del Duomo
Phone: +39 055 230 2885

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 8, 2007
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