Church of San Lorenzo

Highly recommended
Begun by Brunelleschi in 1420 close to the Palazzo Medici (this was the illustrious family's parish church and place of burial). Inside, the architect's break from Gothic tradition and inauguration of the classic Florentine Renaissance style can be seen. Note also work by Donatello - the Old Sacristy and the pulpits in the nave. Just before the attractive 15C cloister, a staircase leads to the Biblioteca Laurenziana (Laurentian Library).

Useful information

Address:

Piazza San Lorenzo, 50123 Firenze

Phone:

+39 055 264 5184

Price:

6 €

Opening hours

10am-5.30pm, Sun 1.30pm-5pm - closed Sun in winter

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