Bargello Museum And PalaceCurrently Closed
- Address: Via del Proconsolo, 4, 50122 Firenze, Italy, Florence
- Timings: 08:15 am - 01:50 pm Details
- Phone: +39-552388606
- Ticket Price: 4 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Palace, Family And Kids, Sculpture
Bargello Museum And Palace - Review
This museum palace hosts Italy’s largest single collection of Gothic and Renaissance sculptures. It is built around a central courtyard that has a fountain in it; external stairs lead up to the second floor.
The building itself was built in the 13th century, and housed the 'podestà', the highest magistrate of the Florence City Council. The Medicis later installed the city’s police chief, the bargello, in the palace. For centuries, it served as a barracks, prison and execution ground. In the 19th century, after the exile of the Holy Roman Emperor, the temporary governor of the city decided that the building ought to be a museum. Less than a decade later, in 1865, the palace was made into a museum.
Highlights of the museum are:
- Tuscan 16th century works, including sculptures by Michelangelo.
- Works by Andrea Sansovino, Jacopo Sansovino, Baccio Bandinelli, Bartolomeo Ammannati, Benvenuto Cellini, and even Giambologna.
- Several rooms full of decorative pieces and artwork.
- German and French gold works
- Roman and Byzantine ivories
- Limoges porcelain
- Jewels and crystalware
- Glazed terra cottas by Andrea and Giovanni Della Robbia.
- Busts of famous Florentines.
- Medals once owned by the Medici.
Bargello Museum And Palace Information
- Buy your tickets online to avoid waiting in line.
- Ticket office closes at 1:20pm.
Bargello Museum And Palace Ticket Prices
- Free for under 18 years old.
- Half price for EU citizens between 18 and 25.
How To reach Bargello Museum And Palace by Public Transport
- Buses C1 and C2 ; stop- Ghibellina - Baiana Viaggi
- Bus 23, C3; stop-Verdi
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Bargello Museum And Palace, Florence Reviews
If the queues at the Academia or the Duomo are off-putting, try this lovely museum. Three floors of mixed statuary, textiles, ceramics and smaller items created around a central courtyard will keep you occupied for a good few hours. It seems to be overlooked by most of the tours and I highly recommend a visit. Not expensive but there a number of steps to climb..
Beautiful architecture and detail, filled with magnificent works. Relatively easy cruise through the museum, it does seem to have a lot of monotony with their sculptures, many of the originals have been moved, granted, the replicas are still very old and beautiful. First Sunday of every month is free if you happen to be there; however the tickets are not that expensive, just buy at the counter for €9 and save yourself the €4 online processing fee, it doesn't sell out.
How is there no line to get in?!?!?! Beaufitul and spacious museum with an emphasize on sculptures that will make you do double and triple takes. Home to pieces by some of the key Renaissance Artists. Great place to casually get lost and enjoy the art without dealing with the hordes of people at most museums of this caliber.
This is a must if you love sculptures. The quartet outside was a fantastic touch. Finally, and possibly the best part, the fact it is in no way crowded allows you to take your time and enjoy the pieces while taking everything in.
Three story building full of nice sculptures and some other art work as well. The entrance fee is less than 10 euros but it is also not that big. Almost no waiting time.