5 of Florence’s most amazing churches

Amazing Churches That You Need to Visit in Florence

The beautiful Italian city of Florence boasts amazing sites that you need to visit in your lifetime. The city has amazing church structures with striking architectural designs that demonstrate sophistication. Florence city is regarded as one of the finest cities that any traveller should plan to visit. Some of the top attractive churches include;

 

Top churches in Florence

 

Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral

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The Basilica was designed by Brunelleschi and is regarded as the largest brick dome in the world. The cathedral has a baptistery and a museum that boats a huge collection of the rich treasures that you can consider visiting by acquiring a full ticket. The inside has little art work but the cathedral is a great place to visit and take a stroll while admiring its great architectural plan.

 

  • Santa Maria Novella

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The Santa Maria Basilica was built in the 14th century for the Dominican Order and is only ten minutes away from the Santa Maria del Fiore Basilica. The basilica was designed by Architect Leon Battista Alberti while the pulpit and a wooden crucifix were all designed by Brunelleschi. The church also has an altar painting of Christ raising Jairus’ daughter which is an art work of Bronzino.

 

  • San Miniato al Monte

 

The church is located just outside Florence and is easily accessible by any means; by foot, vehicle or bike. The church is home to the Olivetan monks and offers one of the best views of Florence. The church was built between the 11th and 13th century and is regarded as one of the most beautiful churches due to its green and white marble that decorate the exterior walls.

 

  • Santa Croce

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The Santa Croce is famous for hosting the burial sites for well-known figures such as Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli who is famous for his book- ‘The Prince’. Part of the church is damaged as a result of the 1966 Arno flood; however, some renovations have been done to fix the church to its original state.

 

  • The church of Ognissanti

 

The Church is made from a 13th century building and is one of the churches that were destroyed during the 1966 floods. One of the famous parishioners of this church was Amerigo Vespucci; the famous navigator. He frequented this church together with his family members for mass. Some of the nice art work in the church include; a painting of Christ Crucified on the wood and also a ‘Last Supper’ art work.

 

Conclusion

 

The above churches in the city of Florence are a perfect destination that we highly recommend. You can opt to stay at the Fibnb apartments during your stay at Florence City. Not only will you see some of the best architectural designs but also give you a chance to understand about the rich history of the city and famous people who contributed to its spectacular beauty.

 

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