"Santa Croce" Basilica Di Santa Croce Tip by tompt
Basilica Di Santa Croce, Florence: 122 reviews and 244 photos
This gothic church contains tombs of many famous artists :Michelangelo, Ghiberti, Machiavelli and Galileo. There is also a monument for Dante, who is not burried here.
Santa Croce has traditionally always been used for important civic and religious events because it is large enough to contain crowds of people.
The interior is brightened by the frescoes of Giotto and his pupil, Taddeo Gaddi which were painted early 14th century. Brunellischi's classical Cappella de' Pazzi is the masterpiece of the Reinaissance architecture.
The Museum of the Opera di San Croce has some of the most important Florentine masterpieces with works by: Cimabue, Orcagna, Donatello, Domenico Veneziano. Unfortunately many works were damaged in the flood of November 1966.
On the far end of the Cloister a magnificent portal of the XV century by Giuliano da Maiano with a front portico that leads to the Pazzi Chapel, last creation of Brunelleschi,who began it in 1443 for Andrea de' Pazzi but died before finishing the facade.
Visiting this Church and its Museum costed ?3 in february 2003
Church - 8:30 - 12:30; 15:00 - 18:30 daily
Museum - March to Sept -10:00-12:30; 14:30-18:30 daily except Wed; Oct-Feb- 10:00-12:30; 15:00- 17:00 daily except Wed.
Address: Piazza Santa Croce
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