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Of course, Duomo remains the most vivid architectural landmark of Florence. No monument of the past can match with the beauty of this great place. In addition to the magnificent cathedral, visitors of the city must see Baptistery, which facade is lined with delicate marble tiles. The baptistery’s facing was made yet in the 12th century and two centuries later the dome of the building was decorated with beautiful Byzantine mosaics. The gate in front of the building is also decorated with panels with bas-reliefs, which depict John the Baptist.
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The center of the city is the location of another prominent religious attraction - the Basilica of Santa Croce. This church was built in Gothic style, and its rooms are decorated with beautiful frescoes by Giotto. The basilica is the location of several tombs of great figures of the country. The beautiful church of Santa Maria Novella is located next to Grand Central Station. This place also attracts travelers with its unusual architecture and luxurious interior decoration. Dominican monks began to build the church in the 13th century, but the building ended with the erection of the shrine only 200 years later. Perhaps, Uffizi Gallery is the most famous and attractive cultural institution of the city. This place is certainly worth visiting regardless of the fact whether you are a connoisseur of art or just a tourist.
House of Dante is surely a vibrant cultural attraction of the city. A beautiful old mansion - the birthplace of the world-renowned poet – has been turned into a museum. Modern Art Gallery, which exhibits a collection of works by Italian artists of the Renaissance, can simply not be ignored. The gallery often hosts exhibitions by young artists. In the famous Palatine Gallery you can see priceless works of Botticelli, Van Dyck, Caravaggio and Rubens. The gallery is opened in the beautiful Pitti Palace, which is also a prominent landmark of the city. The project of the palace was developed by architect Filippo Brunelleschi - one of the best masters of the 19th century. Bargello Castle, built in 1255, is a no less impressive architectural landmark of the city. In 1859 it was decided to open the National Museum in the palace. Therefore, now its spacious halls exhibit the collections of ancient sculptures and paintings.
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Cityguide on OrangeSmile.com - fascinating sightseeing in Florence, Italy. The spots and sights 'must visit' and 'must see' once you are in Florence: temples, museums, architectural and historical monuments. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the popular places of Florence.