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Accademia Gallery
Accademia Gallery

Accademia Gallery

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Via Ricasoli 60, Florence 50122 Italy
+39 055 238 8609
http://www.galleriaaccademiafirenze.beniculturali.it/
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The Accademia Gallery is perhaps best-known for Michelangelo's David, removed after four centuries from Piazza della Signoria, now exhibited in a specially constructed hall. Other works by ... Read more
Michelangelo include some of his Slave series and his sculpture of San Matteo. Also featured is an impressive collection of paintings from the 13th to 16th Centuries. Among the gallery's most important works: a Sienese school Crucifix from the 13th Century, 24 panels by Taddeo Gaddi representing scenes from the life of Christ and St Francis and Giovanni da Milano's Pietà.

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New York City

Most people tend to crowd around Michelangelo's David, which is a showstopper, but the gallery has so much more to offer including works from major Florentine painters such as Pontormo, Allori Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, and Orcagna as well as a Russian icon and musical instruments collections.

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San Diego

Of course you must go inside to see the magnificent David in the Accademia. Avoid the line by reserving your ticket online or by phone.

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Certaldo

This museum stores the greatest work of art of all Michelangelo Buonarroti's masterpieces: the DAVID, so don't miss it !
P.S.: book ahead of time if you don't want to queue up: phone(+39)055294883

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Astana

Amazing statue of David.
Only thing is 12 euros for entrance.
Most expensive entrance in Florence.

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Seattle

Until you see Michelangelo's David in person you cannot fully grasp his genius. Beyond the sheer beauty of this sculpture is the realization of the measuring and math it took to replicate the human form. Done totally by hand with the chisels and hammers of the day. Spend the money for a guide to understand this period and artists and the beauty of Italy will become so much richer.

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Hong Kong

Ever visitor to Florence should see the Accademia. A tribute to the Western Canon.

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Chicago

You can't go to Florence and not see the original David sculpture! For 8€ you'll enjoy this and many more paintings and sculptures.

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Pittsford

If you have time to visit only one place while in Florence, you must visit the Accademia. If you have time to see only one work of art at the Accademia you MUST see THE DAVID! Photographs of this famous sculpture do not do it justice. Speaking of photographs...Picture taking in NOT permitted.

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Sunnyside

The Accademia Gallery is pretty small, it takes about an hour to see the entire thing, but be prepared to wait hours to get in! The David statue is right when you walk in and is gorgeous! Well worth the wait to see, check out the proportions on him!

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Klang

We came here to see the arts of Italy and very astonished of their ancient arts.We really admire the amazing of the fine arts.

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Berlin

I feel like they should rename this the David gallery as that is basically why anyone comes. It really is absolutely stunning. We spent a good 25 minutes looking at all the details, sitting at different spots to see the perspective and just marveling at the fantastic workmanship.
Also like the Uffizi, the ticket price is actually 11 euros, not 6,50 and you add on 4 euros for a reservation (do it by phone as then they don't have your credit card details). Expensive to see one statute, yes, but well worth it!

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Local from Florence

The Gallery is particularly famous for its sculptures by Michelangelo: the Prisoners, the St.Matthew and, especially, the statue of David which was transferred here from Piazza della Signoria.

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Pinellas Park

The second floor was closed when I went, so the whole museum was kind of small, but honestly I only went to see the David. Expect to wait over an hour to enter.

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Melbourne

The Accademia Gallery is a testament to Michelangelos greatness. You will see his paintings, and of course his sculptures. Michelangelos sculpture of David, sculpted at the turn of the 16th century, is on display at this gallery.

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Michelangelo was a Renaissance master, whose works continue to inspire to this day. His statue of David was commissioned by the Florence Cathedral. He started the work when he was 26 and completed it 2 years later. Ironically, other sculptors had started the David statue before him but could not complete it for various reasons. Michelangelo convinced the committee that he was the sculptor for the job. He received the contract in 1501 and started work a month later. In 1504, the statue was installed near the entrance to Palazzo Vecchio. The statue is 17 feet tall and weighs about 6 tons. The statue is not quite proportional. Michelangelo purposely enlarged the head and hands indicating that it was through his genius and his hands that he was able to create such a work of art where others had failed.

The David statue was moved to Galleria dell' Accademia in 1873 to protect it from damage. It has been copied many times and replicas are scattered around the world. One of which is installed where the original statue stood at Palazzo Vecchio. There are other artworks of significance in this museum but really EVERYONE comes to the Accademia to see David. And for good reason. The sign says no photos allowed but we were strictly told no flash photos because there were plenty of people taking photos inside the museum. That's fine by me. I got to see the original David in all its glory. We bought our museum tickets ahead of time online at the official museum website for 11 euro plus a 4 euro processing fee. If you're paying more to skip the queue, you're wasting your money because 15 euro is all you should pay for this museum unless you're getting a guided audio tour.

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Forli

Where the David is!! Awesome!!
NB all the DRIVING distances indicated in this guide are much bigger than WALKING distance which has no compulsory itinerary

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Durham

it truly is worth the price of admission to see David and some of the other michelangelo pieces in this gallery. if you don't know a ton about art, download the free podcast from rick steves to give you some idea of what you're looking at

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Brisbane

Michelangelo's David is housed here. Enough said, right? It is one of the most iconic pieces of art and I'm sure if you are in Florence you are going to try seeing it.

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Brooklyn

The statue of David was much more impressive than I expected. Definitely makes this worth a visit.

To avoid lines, book ahead, by a Firenze card, or pay extra to the local artist's charity out front that sells reserved spots. Well worth an extra 5 Euro to save so much time. The lines are brutal.

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Bedford

The statue of David is magnificent, definitely a must see while you're in Florence.

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Aliases: Galleria dell'Accademia

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