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Being the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence is one of the major artistic and cultural capitals of the world. Among the many cathedrals, museums, chapels and galleries that it boasts of, the Museum of Bargello holds a unique place in decorating the city’s cultural heritage.
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The Bargello Museum boasts of a number of famous classic sculptures, like Michelangelo’s Bacchus, Madonna and Child and Brutus, Donatello's David and St. George Tabernacle, and Giambologna's Architecture and Mercury. Get to know the fascinating tales behind these carved masterpieces and what hidden meaning lies behind the stone engravings.
Walk through the enormous entrance hall to reach the courtyard, which is built in an irregular and unique fashion. Gape at the arms of the podestà and the insignia of the quarters and districts of the city right under the porticoes that reflects some elements of the 16th-century lifestyle.
With construction dating back to 1255, the Palazzo del Podestà is Florence’s oldest public building. While it used to serve as a barracks and prison in the olden times, its renovation in 1865 converted it into a museum that houses the largest Italian collection of Gothic and Renaissance sculptures.
One of the most popularly visited rooms in the Bargello Museum, The Michelangelo Room features some of the most loved sculptures of the Renaissance genius, like Apollo and Bacchus, Michelangelo’s first free-standing work. Marvel at other sculptures by artists such as Cellini and Giambologna in the same room as you look at the best the world has to offer!
Also known as the Salone del Consiglio, The Donatello Room used to be a courtroom which now displays early Renaissance sculptures. Among the magnificent works of art, you can find Donatello's Saint George and his androgynous David, which is also the first Western naked image since the Greco-Roman Antiquity.
If the Renaissance and Gothic sculptures are not enough to overwhelm your inner art aficionado, you can head to the collection of goldwork and enamels from the Middle Ages as well, which includes seals and various metal objects, rare ivory carvings, glazed terracotta sculptures and even military paraphernalia. The display is completed with tapestries in the Sala Della Torre.
Address: Via del Proconsolo, 4, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
The Bargello Museum has the following facilities for visitors:
A. Yes, you can buy Bargello Museum tickets online.
A. The best way to purchase Bargello Museum tickets is to book them online. This way you get great offers and can also reserve slots well in advance.
A. Yes, you can book any date of your choice in advance, if you book your Bargello Museum tickets online.
A. These tickets can’t be cancelled. Please check the cancellation policy of the tickets before purchasing.
A. Bargello National Museum is an art gallery located in Florence, Italy. It is dedicated to the world-renowned works of Renaissance and Gothic artists like Michelangelo, Donatello, Giambologna and Gemito.
A. The address of the Bargello Museum is Via del Proconsolo, 4, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy.
A. Bargello Museum has a a cloakroom and a bookshop to purchase mementos.
A. The entire Bargello Museum is accessible for visitors with disabilities through elevators, sidewalks, various devices and access ramps.
A. Yes, but photography is only allowed in the courtyard and loggia areas.
A. From sculptures like Michelangelo’s Bacchus and Brutus to Donatello's David, and the building that houses the collection Palazzo del Podestà dating back to 1255, the Musuem of Bargello is a must-visit for art and Renaisance lovers.
A. It is recommended to spend time between 60 minutes and 2 hours exploring the museum.