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"The oldest church" Basilica Di San Lorenzo Tip by viddra

Basilica Di San Lorenzo, Florence: 36 reviews and 51 photos

  San Lorenzo
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  • San Lorenzo - Florence
      San Lorenzo
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  • The oldest church - Florence

Basilica di San Lorenzo is the oldest church in the city, although it was rebuilt several times.

The interior of this church was completed by Brunelleschi and later by Michelangelo. But, the façade is still not finished.

There are some works of art inside: the two pulpits built by Donatello when he was already 74 years old, The Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana and the Tombe Medicee, works by Michelangelo, the Cappella dei Principi chapel with its magnificent decorations in marble and semi-precious stones.

Address: Piazza San Lorenzo

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 21, 2007
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