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Basilica of Santo Spirito, Florence

Basilica of Santo Spirito - Florence, Italy
Basilica of Santo Spirito
piazza di Santo Spirito, Florence, Italy 50125Map
+39 055 210 030
Neighborhood: Santo Spirito (Oltrarno)
Overview

The church can be found in one of the most lively piazzas in the Oltrarno. The scrolled plaster facade is from the 18th Century, but is only the last phase of the building. The building was started in 1444 by one of the greatest creators of the Renaissance in Florence, Filippo Brunelleschi. Brunelleschi's geometric measurements are visible in the line of perspective that exists in the church's foundation, with its three naves which run down into the transept. The internal perimeter wall is punctuated with apses in which there are aristocratic family chapels. These are decorated with architectural motifs, altar pieces or paintings from different periods. Out of the many works, the ones which stand out are the decoration of the Corbinelli Chapel by Andrea Sansovino (1492) in the left transept, and in the right transept the altar piece of the Madonna on the Throne with Saints (1493-94) by Filippino Lippi. On the altar, there is the wooden crucifix which is attributed to Michelangelo.

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Basilica of Santo Spirito General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Saturday from 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Monday to Saturday from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM, Sunday from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM, Sunday from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
  • Nearest Train: ATAF D
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