Florence Cathedral

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General Information

Florence Cathedral, formally known as ‘Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore’ is a cathedral situated in Florence, Italy. The cathedral build began in 1296 and was structurally completed to the Gothic style designed by architect Arnolfo di Cambio in 1436, the dome of the cathedral was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. The facade of the cathedral is unique, it is made out of polychrome marble panels in shades of green and pink bordered by white, it has an elaborate Gothic Revival facade designed by Emilio De Fabris in the 19th century. The cathedral complex, which includes the Piazza Del Duomo, Baptistery and Giotto’s Campanile is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Getting there

The cathedral is situated in the centre of Florence. It is a 5-minute walk away from the city’s main transport hub. Florence is a fairly small city, most of the sights are accessible on foot.

Opening Times and Admission

The cathedral is free to enter, this means that lines to enter can be long but they usually move pretty quickly. Audio guides are available at the cathedral, these cost 3 euros each. The cathedral is generally open 10am-5pm, although this varies on Sundays and religious holidays.

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Posted: 13 Mar 2021, 15:03

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So pretty!!

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Such a pretty cathedral in a lovely historic city in Italy. I visited in 2019 during the summer months and the area was so busy but i managed to get into the cathedral without having to queue for long. Well worth anyones time.

Posted: 29 Aug 2019, 18:26

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Wow!!

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On travelling through Europe over the years this is one of the few sights i've always thought wow too. I remember it well from a computer game but in the flesh it is jaw dropping in size and detail. A must visit, in a city that is worth travelling too.

Posted: 16 Jun 2019, 20:14

Edited: 16 Jun 2019, 20:14

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Centerpiece

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Centerpiece of the city. You have to appreciate the craftsmanship of this building with all the small tiles on the exterior. Its interior is impressive too. The audio guides are well worth the 3 euros if your are touring the building.

Posted: 9 Apr 2019, 18:35

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Stunning

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What a work of art!! The facade of this building really is something else. Very unique. You get the sense of how much workmanship went into the cathedral with the tiles and the statues. Its free to enter too. The audio guides were well worth the small fee as they give you some good knowledge as you explore the cathedral.

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