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Important Religious Institutions in Florence

TOP 1
Santa Maria del Fiore
4.6/5
1,434 Reviews
Florence
681m from downtown
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site    
Churches and Cathedrals
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"Florence has a "flower capital" of the beautiful name, romantic Xu Zhimo gave it a stunning translation of the "cold green", the Baihua Cathedral itself pink, squash green, cream marble decoration, for the church to add a charming appearance, The beautiful designs and decorations are like blooming flowers under the Florentine sky. When approaching the famous Cathedral of the Hundred Flowers of Our Lady, the macroscopic appearance is very striking and bright. There is no art not carved here. The Cathedral of the Hundred Flowers of Our Lady is listed as a World Heritage Site as part of the historic center of Florence."

Reasons to Recommend: The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is the main church of the Catholic Diocese of Florence. It is the third-largest cathedral in the world and a symbol of the Italian city. In 1982, the cathedral was listed as a World Heritage Site and part of the historical center of Florence. The outside of the church is matched with bright red, dark green, and white marble to form spectacular geometric designs that display the classical, elegant and free interpretation characteristic of the Renaissance era. It is both dramatic and beautiful from any angle.

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TOP 2
Basilica di Santa Croce
4.5/5
329 Reviews
Florence
1.2km from downtown
Churches and Cathedrals
fooler0809
"Santa Croce is also a typical church in Florence, with white as the background and the green facade as a pattern of painted colors. The square of this church should be the largest in the city, so it is very upright."

Reasons to Recommend: Located in Piazza Santa Croce, the Basilica of Santa Croce is decorated with masterpieces by art masters and is a quintessence of Renaissance architecture and art. The exit of the Basilica di Santa Croce is located on the facade of the church. There are many handicraft shops, restaurants and cafes in the surrounding area. There are also various performances and entertainment activities in the square. You may wish to take a stroll around.

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TOP 3
Campanile di Giotto
4.6/5
290 Reviews
Florence
649m from downtown
Churches and Cathedrals
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"Florence is the capital of Tuscany, the birthplace of the Renaissance and the cradle of modern Western art. The name gives a feeling of full artistic feeling, walking in the old town that has not changed for centuries, and every corner exudes artistic charm. Here are quaint and beautiful churches, famous museums, galleries and countless art treasures. What you have to do in Florence: 1 Scene: The narrow spiral stairway in the Cathedral of Our Lady of Our Lady: 800 steps, the old city is a panoramic view. 2. Step up the Giotto Bell Tower: The bell tower is next to the church, and the best angle for the red dome of the Baihua Cathedral is here. Just climbed the church dome, and then climbed the 400 steps to the bell tower, all have good physical strength. Uffizi Gallery: Buy a Chinese version of the guidebook at the entrance, and print it in fine print and text. Do your homework in advance and select the famous collections: Paul Uchero's Battle of San Romano, Potticelli's Popular Works Spring and the Birth of Venus, Titian's Urbinovinas, The Flower God, Raphael's Virgin Mary, Strogs' portrait, Da Vinci's Angelic Joy, the Worship of the Three Drs. Oriental, Caravaggio's Medusa, Bacchus, etc. 4. The Art Gallery of the Faculty of Florence: Michelangelo's David Statue, a handsome man who must be seen at the scene. 5. The Medicil Family Chapel: Michelangelo's Day and Night, Morning and Statue of the Dawn. 6. Michelangelo Square watches the sunset, the city of the cold green under the sunset, the bridge of Vichio and the river of Arno are full of romantic poetry and painting."

Reasons to Recommend:  Campanile di Giotto, which means Giotto's Bell Tower, is a free chime tower which is arranged among a group of structures which incorporate Florence Cathedral on the Piazza del Duomo, situated in Florence, Italy. The tower is one of the masterpieces of the Gothic design found in numerous Florentine structures. The campanile contains seven ringers and several works of art. All the present works of art in the campanile are generations, as the firsts were evacuated somewhere in the range of 1965 and 1967 and are currently shown in the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, which is situated behind the basilica.

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TOP 4
San Miniato al Monte
4.5/5
47 Reviews
Florence
1.9km from downtown
Churches and Cathedrals
小鱼儿2015
"The traditional church in the Italian style does not have a large building area. This church is also a good place to visit. You can see many ancient sculptures and it is also a very classic old church."

Reasons to Recommend: San Miniato is one of the most striking examples of Florentine Romanesque architecture, characterized by its bicoloured white and green marble façade. The altar, pulpit and transept recess feature fine marble decor, while the floor, in keeping with the Romanesque style, is decorated with symbolic ornamental motifs. Halfway along the nave on the left is another chapel; the Cappella del Cardinale Portogallo, which was designed by one of Brunelleschi's pupils. The architectural and decorative style resembles one of Brunelleschi's first creations; the Sagrestia Vecchia (Old Sacristy), which can be seen in San Lorenzo church.

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TOP 5
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
4.5/5
93 Reviews
Florence
840m from downtown
Museum
Churches and Cathedrals
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"The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is the most important historical protection unit here. The entire cathedral is a very huge structure. This museum is also a historic and well-visited area. You must get up to see the situation."
TOP 6
Piazzale Michelangelo
4.6/5
524 Reviews
Florence
1.6km from downtown
Square
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"I'm so happy to share my cold Cui's healing moments I miss the day when I was carrying a beer and I was walking down the steps with three or two people to give the fiddler coins to the street. I came to Michelangelo Square to watch the band and enjoy the big picture"

Reasons to Recommend: Though originally intended by architect Giuseppe Poggi as a gallery to display the works of Michelangelo, today Piazzale Michelangelo is a panoramic lookout for tourists and locals alike. A sweeping view of Florence from this observation point captures the entire city: the Duomo, Forte Belvedere, Santa Croce, the Ponte Vecchio and more. After snapping a few photos, grab a cappuccino in the square's neoclassical-style restaurant and examine a bronze replica of The David which, along with a few other sculptures, were brought up the hill as an attempt to fulfill Poggi's original dream.

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TOP 7
Piazza della Signoria
4.6/5
528 Reviews
Florence
632m from downtown
Square
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"The "L" square in front of the old palace in Florence, Italy, is named after the old palace (the palace of the lord). It is the origin and history of the Republic of Florence, and still enjoys the reputation of the city's political center. This is a gathering place for Florentines and many tourists. It was a central square in ancient Rome, surrounded by theatres, baths and dyeing shops. The Piazza della Duomo, built in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, is considered one of Italy's most beautiful squares for its exquisite architecture. It has many sculptures and boutiques of Michelangelo's David (replica), the Fountain of the Sea God, Paltheus and Medusa. Tickets, time: No tickets and time limit address: P.za della Signoria, 50122 Firenze FI, Italian bus: take C2 to Condotta station and get off, pass Via delle Farine Street to Via della Condotta Street, walk about 100 meters to reach the square."

Reasons to Recommend: The Piazza della Signoria has a reputation as an open-air sculpture museum and is the center of political life in the city for centuries. The square is home to the Vecchio Palace, a replica of Michelangelo's sculpture "David" and the Neptune Fountain. The Piazza della Signoria is open and surrounded by the Uffizi Gallery, the mercenary gazebo and numerous cafes and bars. The famous Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is located just north of it and can be reached by foot from the alley.

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TOP 8
Palazzo Pitti
4.5/5
236 Reviews
Florence
674m from downtown
Palace
fooler0809
"Walking through the old bridge is a little bit here, this is a family palace, without lack of pride, received the Florence city culture, accumulating a lot of artwork, it seems more elegant."

Reasons to Recommend: Built in the 15th century by the Pitti family, the Palazzo Pitti houses one of the biggest art galleries in Florence. The building itself has housed a number of illustrious personages, including the Medici family, which bought it in the 16th century, Napoleon and the royal house of Italy. However, the king of Italy opened it to the public in 1919, since when it has housed a charming collection of art. Visit the Galleria Palatina to see works by Caravaggio, Raphael, Titian, Perugino and Peter Paul Rubens, all masters of Renaissance art. The museum also hosts silver pieces, modern art and a number of temporary exhibitions, which you can see in the White Room, or Sala Bianca.

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TOP 9
Palazzo Vecchio
4.5/5
202 Reviews
Florence
682m from downtown
Historical Architecture
sculptor
"The Palazzo Viccio (Palazzo Vecchio, Italian for "Old Palace") is the city hall of Florence, Italy. It overlooks the Piazza della Palazzo (Piazza della Signoria), is the historical center of Florence, and the main place of the origin and history of the Republic of Florence, and still maintains its reputation as the focus of city politics."

Reasons to Recommend: Imposing and Romanesque, the Palazzo Vecchio is Florence, Italy's palatial museum and town hall commanding a view of the Piazza della Signoria, famous for its exterior display of an ersatz Michelangelo's David. As one of Italy's most intriguing museums, the Palazzo Vecchio is a must-see for any visitor desiring to experience the historical beauty and opulent elegance of old Italy. Tourists walking the grounds of the Palazzo Vecchio will be able to view three courtyards built over 500 years ago containing exquisite fountains, frescoes and noble statues depicting Samson and Philistine by Pierino da Vinci and Hercules and Cacus by Bandinelli.

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TOP 10
The Gates of Paradise
4.4/5
78 Reviews
Florence
617m from downtown
Historical Architecture
Historical Site
Statue/Sculpture
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"The Baptistery of St. John in Florence is located in the Piazza del Duomo, opposite the famous Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Bell Tower of Giotto. The Baptistery has three bronze gates with very exquisite reliefs. It is called the Gate of Heaven.” The exquisite reliefs attracted many tourists to take pictures, and it was a big circle. It is said that the interior decoration of the baptistery is also extremely exquisite, there are many sculptures and murals inside, but unfortunately there is no chance to visit it. This baptistery is the place where many Renaissance leaders are baptized, and it is also the baptistery for all Florence Catholics. It is very famous in the local area."
TOP 11
New Virgin Mary Church
4.5/5
97 Reviews
Florence
416m from downtown
Churches and Cathedrals
fooler0809
"It is located opposite the Florence station, so you can see it when you are on the train. The facade elements and style are the same as those of the Santa Maria del Fiore, which should be mutual reference. Indoor frescoes are treasures, but tickets are required."
TOP 12
Basilica di San Lorenzo
4.4/5
93 Reviews
Florence
643m from downtown
Churches and Cathedrals
fooler0809
"The Lorenzo Chapel is the church of the Lorenzo family, as well as the family chapel. The Lorenzo family is the same famous family in Florence and the Medici family. The church is very low-key and calm. The surface mechanism is a popular element at that time."

Reasons to Recommend: Encompassing the Biblioteca Laurenziana and the Cappelle Medicee , this basilica is a testimony to the political power and patronage of the Medici family. Its origins date back to 393 when St. Ambrose consecrated it in memory of the martyrdom of St. Lawrence. Adorned with fabulous artwork, including the marble Altar of the Sacrament carved by Desiderio da Settignano, the basilica features major artists of the period, including Donatello, Verrocchio, Filippo Lippi and Brunelleschi. This church contains the tombs of many members of the Medici family as well as that of one of their favorite artists, Donatello. Check website for timings.

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TOP 13
Medici Chapel
4.6/5
54 Reviews
Florence
625m from downtown
Churches and Cathedrals
Cemetery
Historical Site
小鱼儿2015
"A cylindrical building, this chapel is also a very interesting area. You can see very good historical buildings here. The Medici is also a very famous family in Italy with a lot of heritage."
TOP 14
Piazza Del Duomo
4.5/5
80 Reviews
Florence
641m from downtown
Square
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"The Cathedral Square is probably the most visited place in Florence, with several complexes of buildings, the Cathedral of the Virgin Mary, the Gate of Heaven, the Bell Tower of San Giotto and so on, so famous that it is always a constant tourist. There are also lots of horses and carriages, lots of people but a bit chaotic, and lots of shops selling a variety of products"

Reasons to Recommend: The square where the famous Duomo of Florence sits, the Piazza del Duomo, is one of Florence's most iconic sights.

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TOP 15
Loggia dei Lanzi
4.5/5
85 Reviews
Florence
639m from downtown
Statue/Sculpture
长脸张少侠
""The mercenary gallery consists of wide arches open to the street, three wide sections, used to accommodate the assembly and to hold public ceremonies, such as the swearing-in of the Chief Executive, and the arches, which are supported above the Collins pillar, which appeal to Florentines." So much so that Michelangelo proposed to surround the entire Piazza. On the steps in the middle of the mercenary gallery, there are two Florence signs, a lion marble statue, one on the right originated from the ancient Roman times, and one on the left was carved by Flami • Ovaka in 1598, it was originally placed in the Villa Medici in Rome, and moved to this gallery in 1789. In Florence's eyes, the lion is the symbol of majesty, it is Florence's guardian, guarding the peace and freedom of Florence. Behind the Lobby are five female marble statues, three of which can be identified as Martina, Mariana and Agripina, made from Trajan to Hadrian in ancient Rome, they were found in Rome in 1541 and placed in the Villa Medici in Rome in 1584 In 1789, they were brought here by Peter Loo • Bordeaux, and they have undergone major repairs in modern times. Tickets, time: No tickets and time limit address: P.za della Signoria, 50122 Firenze FI, Italian bus: take C2 to Condotta station and get off, go through Via delle Farine Street to Via della Condotta Street, walk about 100 meters to the square."

Reasons to Recommend: Florence, Italy is a city loaded up with work of art that literally is both authentic and heavenly. One place where you can generally see for all intents and purposes such workmanship in an public space is the Loggia dei Lanzi. This outside building comprises of three curves that shelter such famous figures as "The Rape of the Sabine Women", "Perseus with the Head of Medusa" and "Hercules Beating the Centaur Nessus". The structure itself is brightened with marble statues of lions and different embellishments. Its area, adjoining the Uffizi Gallery, makes it a helpful stop on your voyage through Florence's imaginative artful culminations.

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TOP 16
Piazza della Repubblica
4.5/5
110 Reviews
Florence
485m from downtown
Square
fooler0809
"The square is very square, and the surrounding buildings are also very square. When I went there, the merry-go-round actually occupies a prominent position in the center of the square. There are many outsiders, and there are many cafes that are easy to find."
TOP 17
Perseus Statue
4.5/5
56 Reviews
Florence
651m from downtown
Statue/Sculpture
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"This time we walked from the back door of the city hall to the front door, and then entered the city square. The city square and mercenary pavilion in the early morning were really quiet. There were not many tourists around. The restaurant next to it was open, and the others were not awake. Bolsius and Medusa, Greek mythology really gives people unlimited imagination!"
TOP 18
The Baptistery of St. John
4.5/5
110 Reviews
Florence
610m from downtown
Churches and Cathedrals
Historical Site
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"Located in the west of the cathedral, the Baptistery is a white octagonal classical Romanesque building, the famous "Paradise Gate" is here. The next bell tower is 88 meters high, 13.7 meters square, divided into 4 floors of different architectural styles, forming a beautiful landscape."
TOP 19
Brunelleschi's Dome
4.8/5
20 Reviews
Florence
761m from downtown
Historical Architecture
Churches and Cathedrals
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"Bruneschi dome of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore! I have to say, Bruneschi is really a genius, so the majestic dome, the super large-scale project is without any adhesive connection, it is all based on precise engineering design, it is really perfect!"
TOP 20
Museo degli Innocenti
4.4/5
17 Reviews
Florence
1.2km from downtown
Historical Architecture
莲子99
"It has been inaccessible for the past two years. It has been under maintenance. It was once the focus of study in architecture textbooks. Because it was in the Renaissance period, it adopted the Greek column style to decorate the arcade, and the facade design is beautiful."