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While it may not look like much from the outside, the elaborate interior of Brunelleschi's landmark church proves that it is a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture.
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Piazza Santo Spirito 30, 50125, Florence, Italy
Santo Spirito / San Frediano
+39 055 210030
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

There are lots of nice churches in Florence. The gem of Santo Spirito is the crusifix by young Michelangelo. It was in sepatate and peaceful small room. You need a special ticket for it, but it is worth of some euros.

Thank Historicus
Reviewed 22 May 2018

This is one of the most important pieces of renaissance architecture by Brunelleschi; like so many similar works it was not completed in his lifetime or according to plan. It has no decorated facade. Originally each side chapel would have been a dome, which from...More

Thank Bruce R
Reviewed 17 May 2018

In an attempt to get away from the crowds around Ponte Vecchio we took a side street and stumbled upon this piazza and church. The church is quite unassuming from the outside, though large, but a revelation upon entering. There were very few other people...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 13 April 2018

San Spirito is a beautiful church built by Filippo Brunelleschi, the great architect who built the dome of The Duomo. His other buildings include The Pazzi Chapel at Santa Croce and the interior of The Church of San Lorenzo. It is a beautiful Renaissance style...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

This church is not far from Pitti palace and we stumbled on the square just walking back to Ponto Vecchio. It is large but somewhat unassuming from outside, but once you enter, the cold stoic and mystic environment takes you back centuries. The feeling is...More

Thank ldjs
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We went there on a Sunday morning, it was not many people compare to other places. The church was nice. Outside the Church, it has a lovely piazza, there was also a small Sunday market just right in the middle of the piazza, it is...More

Thank Arumbero
Reviewed 22 February 2018

I have walked by Basilica Santo Spirito many times in the last 12 years and never found it open. Today was different. We were headed to see the Brancacci Chapel in Santa Maria del Carmine. So we followed our spontaneous impulse and changed our plan....More

1  Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Elena Calissi, our tour guide from Italian Vista Travel took us to the plaza Santo Spirito where we visited the church, the Basilica di Santo Spirito ("Basilica of the Holy Spirit") in the Oltrarno quarter, facing the square with the same name. The interior of...More

1  Thank Mike K
Reviewed 4 November 2017

The area around the church is built up with housing and some light industrial garages etc . So although its plain on the outside some interesting features inside and free to get in

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Such simplicity belies immense skill and Santa Spirito is a space made sacred by its geometry: plain without, almost severe, the interior matches this simplicity and is a wonderfully grounding, spiritual space that certainly made me stop, sit and wonder. The church is free, the...More

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Santo Spirito / San Frediano
A warm evening with a cocktail in your hand and great
company is the ideal way to experience Piazza Santo
Spirito; the area is busiest at sunset for happy hour.
Visitors cannot hide their astonishment sitting on the
staircase under the Basilica of Santo Spirito, and
they cannot help but stare at the architectural
masterpieces like Bianca Cappello House, Fontana dello
Sprone and San Frediano in Cestello and Santa Maria
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