The realm of sculpture in the Opera Duomo Museum in Florence
The Opera Duomo Museum in Florence is located in the northeastern side of the central Piazza Duomo and as far back as 1891 is one of the most important historical sites, which can include hundreds of masterpieces of Italian art.
Opera Duomo Museum Works: 25 rooms on 3 floors and 6.000 sqm
The works housed inside come mostly from the wonderful treasures of the Duomo, the Baptistery and Giotto’s Bell Tower, while its rooms have had the best of the Italian culture, also seeing the birth of the “David” by Michelangelo. The Museum of the Works of the Cathedral in Florence is currently a point of reference for lovers of Italian sculpture, thanks to the very high amount of creations kept in it and going back to a period between 14th and 15th centuries, belonging to the Gothic and Renaissance.
The Opera Duomo Museum in Florence houses many works by Donatello, as the “Creation of Eve”, the “Beardless Prophet”, the “Bearded Prophet”, the “Profetino”, the “Sacrifice of Isaac”, “Cantoria”, “Jeremiah”, “St. John the Evangelist”, “Habbakuk” and “Magdalene Penitent”. Nanni di Banco is represented with “Profetino” and “San Luca”, while Luca della Robbia delight us with “Cantoria”. The Museum of the Works of the Cathedral in Florence also exhibits works by Antonio del Pollaiuolo, such as “Treasure of St. John of the Cross” and “Blocked St. John”. But the real masterpieces are represented by the original panels of “Gates of Paradise” in the Baptistery by Lorenzo Ghiberti, the sculptures by Arnolfo di Cambio, the “Cantorie” of the Cathedral by Donatello and Luca della Robbia, the “Prophet Habakkuk” and “Magdalene Penitent” by Donatello, and finally the panels by Andrea Pisano and “Pieta” by Michelangelo.
The Opera Duomo Museum in Florence houses the relic of a finger of St. John the Baptist, a collection of sacred art and various Roman artefacts taken in the construction of temples, carvings and sculptures.
Opera Duomo Museum in Florence tickets and opening times
A combined ticket is available to visit the Basilica of Santa Croce, the Opera del Duomo Museum and the Baptistery of San Giovanni and can only be booked online and costs € 15.00. For children under 15 the cost is € 9.00.
The museum is open everyday from 09:00 to 19:30. The days and times of access to the monuments are subject to changes in time due to extraordinary events. We suggest you to visit the official website of the monument for updated information.
The site, one of the contexts absolutely to visit once arrived in the city of Florence, is located a few meters from the 4-star Hotel Brunelleschi, located in Piazza Santa Elisabetta. The strong proximity makes the hotel perfect for a city break, during which to discover the elegance of the hotel rooms, furnished with air conditioning and heating, mini bar, wi-fi, TV 42” LCD satellite, bathroom with tub or shower. Absolutely recommended to launch into the discover of the Opera Duomo Museum in Florence.