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Basilica di San Lorenzo
Florence Top 12 in Important Religious Institution

4.4/5
93 Reviews
Church
Closed Open on Mon-Sat,10:00am-5:30pm;Open on Sun,1:30pm-5:30pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: Piazza di San Lorenzo, 9, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
Phone: +39-55-214042

What people are saying:

The courtyard here is the scene of a bustling market most days. Inside is as ornate and magnificent as you'd expect for the main worship site of the Medici family, though you wouldn't know it looking at the never-finished facade.

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  • FrederickWentworth
    FrederickWentworth
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    A must see

    The front is unfinished and may keep visitors away--to their loss. The ticket is 7 euros and well worth it. The nave in white wash and grey stone, the corinthian capitals, the coffered ceiling are spl...

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  • pldj m
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    Not fancy outside, but beautiful inside.

    It doesn't look like a fancy church from the outside. But, inside it's a beautiful church. Include Laurentian Library was designed by Michelangelo.

    Reviewed on /Date(1603622564000+0800)/
  • Escape26212820939
    Escape26212820939
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    Stunning and hold Basilica.

    I went to visit the basilica on a rainy day and it was beautiful. Basilica di San Lorenzo is located in Florence, It is one of several churches that claim to be the oldest in Tuscany. I highly recom...

    Reviewed on /Date(1603159161000+0800)/
  • nickcO3982SU
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    Superbe!

    We have been today at Basilica of San Lorenzo, which at first may not seem so appealing and fancy as Santa Maria Del Fiore Cathedral but was a true gem! First of all We have spent more than an hour...

    Reviewed on /Date(1594445811000+0800)/
  • Asiyah Noemi K
    Asiyah Noemi K
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    Fantastic Basilica

    We could not wait to visit this beautiful and significant church because we knew the connection between Michelangelo Buonarroti and the Medici family. The Medici were responsible for Michelangelo’s ea...

    Reviewed on /Date(1587342015000+0800)/

Additional Information

Introduction

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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