Uffizi GalleryCurrently Open [Closes at 06:50 pm]
- Address: Piazzale degli Uffizi, 50129 Firenze, Italy, Florence
- Timings: 08:15 am - 06:50 pm Details
- Phone: +39-559757007
- Ticket Price: 19 EUR
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art Gallery, Family And Kids
It would not be an exaggeration to call this gallery one of the most important in world art history. Shaped as a ‘U’ single long hallway, it’s magnificent frescoed ceilings and breath-taking collection of paintings draw over 1.8 million visitors every year (normally more than 10,000 everyday). To list the iconic masterpieces in the gallery would takes ages and pages. You may do so on the attraction website; here, instead, we’ll simply list the names of the masters whose works hang in the hall. They are: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian,Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Hugo van der Goes, Giovanni Bellini, Francisco Goya , Pieter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck, Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Parmigianino, Giotto, Sandro Botticelli, and many, many more.
The building in which the gallery is housed was built in the 16th century to house the offices ‘Uffizi’ of Florentine magistrates.
- Buy tickets online to skip long queues on site (waiting times in peak season can take up to 5 hours).
- You may want to visit after 4pm, when the larger groups have already left.
- Parking under the Santa Maria Novella (SMN) train station.
- Three wheelchairs available.
- Rent an audio guide inside.
- Non-commercial photography allowed.
- Free for under 18s, handicapped and disabled.
- EU citizens between 18 and 25, and teachers qualify for reduced prices at half rate.
- Free admission for everyone first Sunday of every month.
- Ticket office closes 6:05pm.
- Entrance is every 15 minutes.
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85.75% of people who visit Florence include Uffizi Gallery in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
51.99% of people start their Uffizi Gallery visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Uffizi Gallery
66.55% of people prefer walking in order to reach Uffizi Gallery
One of the best museum. Full of the world's masterpieces. Lay people with some little interest in history and art can enjoy their time. Beauty is for everyone. BTW reading some of the short history or taking guided tour can improve your experience even more. Better reserve the ticket beforehand and the fast pass as well to only spend more time and energy admiring the art. Gonna be a long day here but it's worth it.
Absolutely worth the 2 hour wait in line to get inside. One of the best galleries in the world. I would recommend buying your tickets online before you go however you still may need to wait in a line.
Lovely museum you mustn't miss. Had all the art classics. In October it was not to busy. Lovely set up of the collection. I might would have like to read some more background information, there wasn't so much. But there could be a good reason to hold back with information because you want it to be about the visual experience. We booked tickets in advance but still had to wait to collect the tickets first, and after that wait for 30 min to enter the museum. There must be a different and better approach. Good luck with figuring that out! ;)
The Uffizi was built by the Medici family as offices for the city's magistrates, not as an art gallery do it's not an easy place to navigate when there are crowds of people. But in winter it's wonderful. Of course there are still your guides with their groups insensitively preventing visitors from getting close to many of the masterpieces, but not as many as there are in summer and you can move easily from one room to another. There's a security point at the beginning and they wouldn't let me take water in.
One of the best and the biggest museum/ gallery in Florence. It is must visit for any art lover. This place is huge and it may easily take 5 to 6 hours and if you are really into arts I would suggest taking two days pass. Also it's a good idea to take a guided tour. Make sure you take a good walking shoes and wear comfortable clothing as you will be walking a lot. The actual art collection is amazing and breath taking. Loved the place.