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Visiting Bargello Museum Florence

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The Bargello Museum has the appearance of the oldest form of the buildings in the city of Florence. The ancient appearance of this beautiful building is like it has been built in the year 1255 and in addition to that, during the period of the 18th century, this museum was being used as a prison to keep the dangerous individuals away from the street thus, ensuring the safety of the inhabitants of Florence. As a matter of fact, the walls of the museum are the significant parts that tend to represent the civil history of the place. This is the gathering place for community and during the period of the 14th century as well as the 15th century, the palace was incorporated with some amazing alterations and additions. In fact, the visitors can even get the view of the best place in the courtyard, a balcony along with a big hall which is located on the first floor. This was used as the museum in the era of the 19th century and in the present time, it is the arrangement of sculptures and various examples if minor gothic attractive arts. The hall that was used in the 14th century is filled with the works made by Donatello. The rooms which were on the ground floor now show the artworks of Tuscan which were done in the 16th century. The museum even displays many more treasures with panel pieces and wooden sculptures. This museum was declared numerous times in the Dan Browns novel. The museum was worked as the headquarters of Florentine police in the year 1859. The palace building works started in 1255 and after that, this was merged with a new construction and in 1295 the courtyard was formed. This museum has a calm atmosphere and not much crowded and contains different varieties of artworks. To gain a number of visitors the museum is filled with popular sculptures. Next, you can wander through the courtyard and will go into the room which will be on your right side and at the top, you can discover a large room named as Donatello room.

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Bargello Museum - a beautiful representation of different sculptures along with the finest artworks of history

Bargello Museum - a beautiful representation of different sculptures along with the finest artworks of history

Competition Panels

Competition Panels

In the year of 1401 the city conducted a competition for a group of Bronze doors to be done in the Baptistry. Artists were required to make bronze samples, and the image should be with father and son and even as like altar and there are numerous things that are fixed in a small space. The two runner-ups are conserved and are shown on the wall of the Donatello room.

Donatello's Bronze David

Donatello's Bronze David

The Bronze David, in the present time, has been renovated and now the tourists along with the local people can realize the way of Bronze that can be maintained. This tricky work has been resulting in some illusion for some scholars and the renovation has been come out on ways of gliding on the boy's hair, helmet, and footwear.

Michelangelo’s Pitti Tondo

Michelangelo’s Pitti Tondo

The Michelangelo’s Pitti Tondo is the small sculptures compared with others. The round format of the sculpture is distinctive of familial art and rich families frequently have a painting in their residences. In the past, there is monumentality evident here and even an attractive familiarity among the statistics that show the later works.

Bargello Museum Florence Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

The admission ticket to get the entry inside the museum is free for children below the age of 6 years and on the other hand, the price for adults is 4 Euro and half price is of 2 Euro. The cost of the ticket changes depending upon the special events and exhibits.

How To Get Around?

If you are looking forward to travelling by the local bus service through Calenzano then it will take about 60 min for you to reach the travel destination. The closest station to travel by train is the Ghibellina Bargello which is a 1 min walk to the museum and 43 meters far. The bus lines accessible to the museum are C1 and C2.

What Should I Wear?

Bargello Museum Florence Facts

Best Time to Visit

The timings to accessible the museum are from 8.15 am to 5 pm. The office for providing tickets will be closed at 4.20 pm. The museum will be closed on 2nd and 4th Mondays of all the months. It is even closed on New year day, May 1st and Christmas day.



Will I Need a Guide?

No guide is needed to visit the attraction as transportation is very easily available on the site.

How To Get There?

To reach the museum it is easy bus and train. There are two ways to travel by bus. There are numerous stations near the museum and you can access easily by train.

Additional Info

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