Basilica di San Croce, Florence

Exterior

Exterior

This neo-Gothic structure is the Franciscans’ principal church and is the largest Franciscan church in the world. Built in the 13th century, it replaced an older church that the congregation had outgrown.

Dante's cenotaph

Dante’s cenotaph

Monuments line the walls

Monuments line the walls

The walls and floors contain monuments to 270 notable Italians and tombs of some, including Michelangelo and Machiavelli.

Frescoes

Frescoes

Chapel and tomb

Chapel and tomb

16 chapels are adorned with frescoes and tombs.

Ceiling details

Ceiling details

Windows, frescoes and sculptures adorn the chapels

Windows, frescoes and sculptures adorn the chapels

The marble façade was a recent addition, dating from the 19th century.

Cloister ceiling

Cloister ceiling

Open 9:30 a.m.
€6/person

Piazza Santa Croce, 16, 50122 Firenze, Italy

Ceiling

Ceiling


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