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Accademia Gallery Florence

The Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence was originally an art school and is now a famous art museum and gallery because of Michelangelo's statue of David. Book Accademia Gallery tickets.

Info & Tickets Galleria dell’Accademia Florence

Location Via Ricasoli, 58/60, Firenze Italy

Note: Due to limited capacity, it is recommended to book tickets for your visit to the Galleria dell'Accademia in advance. On Saturdays and Sundays booking is always required.

  • Accademia Tickets at the box office, from 22.75€ (prices vary due to changing exhibitions, book your tickets)
  • Last Minute Tickets, from 28.50 € (book your tickets)
  • We recommend that you reserve the slightly more expensive Accdemia Gallery online tickets. This prevents you from having to wait too long for an available time slot or that tickets will be solded out during peak season.
  • Children 6 - 17 years 6 €
  • Guided tours, from 29 € (Book guided tours)

Tip: Are you also planning to visit the Uffizi museum in Florence? Then we recommend the popular Florence Pass. This convenient card includes tickets for the Galleria dell'Accademia, the Duomo and the Uffizi museum.

Florence Pass bookings

  • Tuesday to Sunday: opening hours from 9:00 am - 6:45 pm
  • Closed: Monday, January 1 and December 25

Visit Michelangelo's David in the Galleria dell’Accademia

The most famous statue in Florence is by far the Statue of David by Michelangelo. The statue was first placed in the Piazza della Signoria, but to protect it from the weather, David was transferred to the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence. There is only a replica left on the piazza. The statue at the city's vantage point, Piazzale Michelangelo, is also just a copy of the real statue. But in the museum of the Accademia Gallery you will not only find the original David; You can also find works by artists such as Botticelli and Del Sarto.

Watch and learn in the Accademia Gallery

The Museo dell’Accademia was founded in 1563 by Bartolomeo Ammanati, Agnolo Bronzino and Giorgio Vasari, artists of the previously mentioned Mannerism art style. This made the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence the first art academy in Europe. In 1784 an art collection was housed in the academy with the aim of providing students with examples to study and copy. In addition to famous statues, the museum also contains a large collection of paintings by Florentine artists, a collection of works of art created by students of the Accademia, religious prints from the Middle Ages, and Russian icons.

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Galleria dell Accademia FlorenceBook tickets to see Michelangelo's world famous statue of David

The works of Michelangelo: statue of David

Michelangelo Buonarotti's most famous work, the Statue of David, was housed in the Galleria dell'Accademia in 1873 to protect it from the weather in the open Piazza della Signoria. The David is a nude biblical statue 5.20 meters high, which just killed the giant Goliath. The statue was commissioned by the city and made Michelangelo the most important sculptor of his time at the age of 29. The David can be found in the Tribune, a special area in the Galleria dell'Accademia. Other sculptures by Michelangelo in the Accademia are Quattro Prigionieri, which would be placed on the tomb of Pope Julius II. You will also find Matthew and the Pietà van Palestrina in the Accademia Gallery of Florence.

Museum of Musical Instruments in the Accademia Gallery

The Accademia Gallery Florence building also houses the Museum of Musical Instruments of Florence. Here you can see the conservatory's collection of musical instruments of Luigi Cherubini, on loan given since 1996. For example, Bartolomeo Christofori's oldest piano is located here. There are fifty instruments in total, most of which come from the Lorraine families and the Medici. The most special instruments are the violins, cellos and violas of Ferdinando de Medici, some of which are made by the violin maker Antonius Stradivarius. Planning to visit the Accademia Gallery and Statue of David in Florence? Book your Galleria dell'Accademia tickets now:

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Where is the Accademia Gallery in Florence

Michelangelo's David is in the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence, Italy. The iconic marble sculpture of David is one of the most famous works of art in the world and is considered a masterpiece of the Renaissance. The statue depicts the biblical figure of David, depicting his moment of triumph and courage before defeating the giant Goliath. The Accademia Gallery is located in the historic center of Florence, just a few minutes' walk from the Duomo (Florence Cathedral). The official address of the Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze is Via Ricasoli, 58/60.

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