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Basilica di Santa Croce (Basilica of the Holy Cross) was built in the late 13th century and today is one of the landmarks in Florence with frescoes by famous artists and tombs of celebrated Florentines. The Gothic Church Santa Croce contains the tombs of Galileo, Michelangelo, Machiavelli and Leonardo Bruni. Michelangelo’s tomb was created by Vasari in 1570 and the 3 figures represent Sculpture, Painting and Architecture.

The Cappelle de’ Pazzi by Brunelleschi – (Pazzi Chapel) is at the side of Santa Croce near the cloister and is a Renaissance masterpiece begun in 1443. Cappella Baroncelli (Baroncelli Chapel) was frescoed between 1332 -38 by Taddeo Gaddi.

Santa Croce has a Neo Gothic façade finished in 1863 by Niccolo Matas and campanile added in 1842.

Where is Santa Croce: Piazza di Santa Croce

Opening Hours: Daily from 9:30Am to 5:30PM

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Basilica Santa Croce - Baroncelli Chapel, Florence

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