"David and Academia" Galleria dell'Accademia Tip by lina112

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

Founded in 1784 by the will of the Grand Duke Leopoldo of Lorena, the Galleria dell'Accademia had the goal to host a collection of antique and modern paintings and sculptures to make it easier for the students of the nearby Academy of Beau Arts to know and study them. Through time the Galleria became famous for its collection of the sculptures by Michelangelo and is enriched by the masterpieces of painting and sculpture by famous and less famous that have transformed Florence into one of the most important capitals of art. Without doubt the main atraction is Michelangelo masterpiece Il David, the sculpture was moved from Piazza della Signoria in 1873 to protect from damage. A replica was placed in the Piazza della Signoria in 1910.

Open 8.15am-6.50pm.
Closed on Mon.
Admission: 10 euros.


Fundada en 1784 por el gran duque Leopoldo de Lorena, la galeria de la academia tuvo como finalidad ser la anfitriona de las pinturas modernas y esculturas para facilitar a los estudiantes de la academia de bellas artes su estudio. A través de los años la galeria llegó a ser famosa por sus colecciones de esculturas de Michelangelo y por obras maestras de pintura y esculturas menos famosas pero que transformaron Florencia en una de las capitales de arte mas importante. Sin duda la principal atracción de la galeria es el famoso David de Michelangelo, el cual llevaron a la academia en 1873 procedente de la plaza de la señora para protegerlo de daños. Una replica fue puesta en la plaza de la señora en 1910.

Horario: 8.15am-6.50pm.
Cierra los lunes.
Precio: 10 euros.

Address: Via Ricasoli 60
Directions: Between Via Cesare Battisti and Via Degli Alfani
Phone: 39 055 2388-612
Website: http://www.polomuseale.firenze.it/musei/accademia/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 17, 2008
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