San Marco Museum tickets
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San Marco Museum tickets

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Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 24 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit the Dominican Monastery of San Marco
  • Admire the beautiful frescoes by Fra Angelico
What to expect

While visiting Florence you will want to stop by the 13th century Dominican Monastery of San Marco. Founded in 1436 it is today a great tourist attraction for its architectural, artistic, religious and cultural importance in the history of Florence. With this ticket you will save time and energy by skipping the lines, avoiding the hours you could possibly spend waiting for your turn at the ticket office. Take advantage of the entrance to San Marco Museum (Museo di San Marco) and explore the halls, rooms, corridors, chapels, refectory and cloisters of the structure at your own pace.

San Marco Monastery

The Monastery of San Marco took the place of a previously existing monastery of another order when Cosimo I de’ Medici influenced the renovation and encouraged the establishment of a Dominican community in Florence. He hired the famous Italian architect Michelozzo to plan the building’s renovation and today it is a great example of early 13th-century architecture, with a simple, elegant and functional style that greatly reflects the standards of Renaissance design. The building remained a monastery until 1869 when a great part of the building, following some renovation, was dedicated to the Museum of Ancient Florence and later also to the monographic museum dedicated to Beato Angelico, the artist that painted the many beautiful frescoes within the monastery. San Marco Monastery was also declared that year a ‘monument of national importance’.

San Marco Museum

The Museum of San Marco maintains much of the atmosphere that once belonged to the Dominican convent. The great attraction of this museum is the architectural and artistic importance of the structure, particularly because of the extensive frescoes that decorate the walls of the monastery buildings. At the time, in fact, the extent of the decorations was greatly unusual but hoped to be a great educational tool for visitors and worshipers. Featured in the museum today is the collection of the works of Fra Angelico that were brought together at the monastery in the 20th century. Another important section of the museum is dedicated to Fra Bartolomeo, while another section is devoted to fragments of sculpture and architecture from buildings of central Florence that were demolished in the 19th century.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Priority access to the Museum of San Marco
    • Access to temporary exhibitions
    Reduced price
    • Citizens aged 18 to 25 years old, from the European Union and from Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Lichtenstein

    Free admission (visitors must pay a pre-booking fee in order to skip the line):

    • Children under 18 (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult)
    • Guides and interpreters from the European Union
    • ICOM, ICOMOS and ICCROM members
    • Disabled people and one companion
    • EU school groups and their teachers, within the established quotas
    • Teachers and students from the following schools: Academies of Fine Arts or corresponding institutions in the EU; Architecture, Cultural Heritage, Education Studies faculties; degree programs on literary subjects with an archeology or art history focus; art faculties and corresponding courses in EU member states
    • Teachers with permanent and temporary contracts at Italian state and private schools (showing at the ticket office appropriate documentation issued by the MIUR)
    • Journalists of the European Union in good standing with the payment of the association fees for the current year, by showing a suitable document
    Where

    Museo di San Marco, Piazza San Marco 3, 50121 Florence

    What to remember
    • Confirmation is sent via email within 24 hours from purchase on working days
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    When
    • Monday to Friday: 8.15am - 1.50pm
    • Saturday and Sunday: 8.15am - 4.50pm
    • Closed on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday and the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and May 1st
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    Provider
    Musement S.p.A.
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.
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