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Bargello Museum

Via del Proconsolo, 4, Florence, Province of Florence, Italy
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  • Bargello Museum
    Guido
    5 Jan 12, 2014

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

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    Laurel W
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    4 Aug 15, 2013

    The Bargello Museum has as good a collection of sculptures as the Uffizi has paintings. I particularly wanted to see and admire the Donatello, Giambologna and Cellini works, including many of the originals of statues which have copies standing outside in the Loggia di Lanzi in Piazza della Signoria and other public plazas in Florence. A number of key works in the collection reflect the Florentines’ identification with David and different artists portrayal of David and Goliath as symbolizing the heroism of Florence.

    The building itself is remarkable. The museum collection is on two floors with a large central courtyard. Originally a palace, it was later a prison, police headquarters and the site of public executions. In the 19th century, it became a national museum (Museo Nazionale del Bargello), displaying a large collection of Gothic and Renaissance sculptures of the 14th to 17th centuries.

    Hours of the Bargello are not regular. Most Mondays through Sundays it’s open from 8.15 - 13.50, but closed the second and fourth Monday each month as well as the first, third and fifth Sunday each month and on Christmas Day. The entry fee of €4 is well worth the price.

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    Rebecca Everson
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    5 Oct 04, 2012

    My favorite museum in Florence. It is a must see for the statues. There are a lot of works by Michelangelo including the Bacchus.

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    Alexandra M. Korey
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    This is the National Sculpture Museum although it actually houses a lot of decorative art, as well as what we more traditionally call sculpture (like marble and bronze statues). The most famous works here are a Bacchus by Michelangelo when he was a young artist, and a number of works by Donatello in a room dedicated to that artist. But a visit should include browsing the other, less-trafficked rooms such as the impressive collection of Renaissance maiolica, the cabinet of precious historic jewelry (it's so cool!), and upstairs, the coin collection. Hey, wanna see my coin collection? Yeah, that kinda thing. Except that the coins are in some cases huge bronze medallions and in very limited edition versions. Take at least 2 hours to really explore this place, away from the crowds.

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    Craig Kellar
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Interesting museum with some interesting pieces. Here, you can see another interpretation of David by Michelangelo (which used to be called Apollo) and a statue of Bacchus by Michelangelo. There's also a fascinating sculpture called Winged Mercury by Giambologna.

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    Roy
    3 Jul 03, 2012

    The highlight here is sculpture - especially a few beautiful pieces by Michaelangelo. The visit was worthwhile if only to see these pieces; there are also a large number of older paintings and antique items that are interesting if you're into that sort of thing.

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    Francesca P
    5 May 25, 2013
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    Luca G
    5 Apr 26, 2013

    It was the first government building in Florence

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    Christina F
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    5 Apr 26, 2013
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    Katie Pierce
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    The building is beautiful and the collection is equally interesting!

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    Barbara Kossy
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    5 Oct 16, 2013
    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversBudget TravelersFamily TravelersHistory Buffs
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4.5 out of 5
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The Bargello Museum, also known as the Bargello Palace or Palazzo del Popolo, or The Palace of the People is a former barracks and prison, now an art museum, in Florence, Italy. The museum houses masterpieces by Michelangelo, such as his Bacchus, Pitti Tondo, or Madonna and Child, Brutus and David Apollo. Its collection includes Donatello's David and St. George Tabernacle, Vincenzo Gemito's ... read more
Pescatore, "Fisherboy", Jacopo Sansovino's Bacco, Giambologna's L’Architettura and his Mercurio and many works from the Della Robbia family. Benvenuto Cellini is represented with his bronze bust of Cosimo I.

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Aliases: Museo del Bargello