The painter Fra Angelico and the preacher Girolamo Savonarola lived at this 15th century church and convent once upon a time. Of the former, the museum hosts the world’s largest collection of his paintings. Furthermore, the convent library, built by Michelozzo, houses an incredibly precious collection of manuscripts. This library was famous as a meeting place for progressive thinkers wanting to look up ancient classical texts in Greek and Latin.
Some of the highlights of the church:
- A 17th century neo-classical façade.
- Collection of 16th–17th century paintings. Of these,a 14th-century crucifix is most important.
- Cappella di Sant'Antonino by Giambologna.
- The dome of the chapel and the frescoes in the Sacrament Chapel are by Bernardino Poccetti.
- The 16th-17th century Cloister of St. Antoninus, frescoed by Bernardino Poccetti, which is the entrance to the museum.
- The San Marco Altarpiece
- The many smaller frescoes
- Two historical cells – one in whichSavonarola resided, and one in which Cosimo the Elder meditated.
- A beautiful 15th century Last Supper fresco by Ghirlandaio.
The church is tomb to Giovanni Pico della Mirandola and the poet Angelo Poliziano, amongst other significant personalities.
- Cash payment only.
- EUR 2 for reduced price categories.
- Bus 10; stop- San Marco Rettorato
- Bus C1; stop- Cavour
- Bus 6, 14, 19, 23, 31; stops- Ss. Annunziata - Istituto Degli Innocent
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