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Timings : Tuesday - Sunday: 8:15 AM - 6:50 PM
Monday: Closed.

Entry Fee : Adults: EUR 12
Students from 18 to 25: EUR 2
Under 18s and over 65s: Free

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Gallery of the Academy of Florence

Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence Overview

The Galleria dell'Accademia is a historic art museum on Via Ricasoli in Florence. The Galleria is home to Michelangelo's David, one of the most remarkable artworks from the Renaissance period. It showcases the works from Domenico Ghirlandaio, Pontormo, Andrea del Sarto, Alessandro Allori and Orcagna.

Other than thisDavid, Giambologna's Rape of the Sabine Women and Sandro Botticelli's Madonna and Child and Madonna of the Sea are very famous. This museum is a must for art lovers and contains artwork from splendid artists. The Tribune is where the sculpture David is situated. In the Hall of the Prisoners are some of Michelangelo's unfinished works, like Slaves, and in the Hall of the Colossus are Botticelli's Madonna of the Sea and Giambologna's Rape of the Sabine Women. There's also the Museum of Musical Instruments and a section dedicated to Gothic paintings inside the Galleria. Late 14th-century art is displayed on the upper floor.

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History of Galleria dell'Accademia

Galleria dell'Accademia was established by Pietro Leopoldo, Grand Duke of Tuscany, in 1784. Michelangelo's David was brought here in 1873; the initial idea was to make the Galleria a 'Michelangelo Museum'. However, art by other painters and sculptors from the 13th to 16th centuries was also brought here later.

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