"San Lorenzo Church" Basilica Di San Lorenzo Tip by geeyook

Basilica Di San Lorenzo, Florence: 34 reviews and 46 photos

  San Lorenzo Church
by geeyook

Dating back to the 4th century, it is the oldest church in Florence. The current Renaissance style church was built in the early 14th century by Brunelleschi. The facade of the church is unfinished because the Michelangelo designs were never completed. The stark facade is not indicative of the fabulous interior and masterpieces inside. Adjacent to the church is the Canons' Cloister and Biblioteca Mediceo-Laurenziana which house manuscripts collected by church elder Cosimo Medici.

Address: Piazza San Lorenzo
Website: http://www.basilicasanlorenzofirenze.com/

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  • Written Jul 18, 2004
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