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Santo Spirito Complex - Basilica

Visit the Santo Spirito Basilica for free in Florence!

The Santo Spirito Basilica is considered to be the last masterpiece of the famous Renaissance architect Filippo Brunelleschi and is especially known for its plain frontage. The church was built in the space where a Augustinian monastery used to be before it was destroyed during a fire. In contrast to the unembellished exterior, the interior is more majestic due to the numerous pillars separating the three aisles from each other. Another highlight is the picturesque painting in the vault as well as the coffered ceiling.

Opening Hours Santo Spirito Complex – Basilica

Mon – Sat: 10 am – 1 pm and 3 pm – 6pm
Wed: closed
Sundays & public holidays: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm and 3 pm – 6pm 

Address Santo Spirito Complex – Basilica

Chiesa di Santo Spirito
Piazza Santo Spirito, 30
50125 Florence

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Directions Santo Spirito Complex – Basilica

Bus line 11: 
Train station Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Serragli Santa Monaca (2 stops)
The Santo Spirito complex is about 300m away from the bus stop. 

Special condition of use Santo Spirito Complex - Basilika

There are no fixed visiting times for the Monastery, Refectory and the Chapter House. 
Please inform yourself whether the visit is possible on your visiting day.

Highlights Santo Spirito Complex – Basilica

  • Long cloister 
  • Crucifix by Michelangelo 
  • Early work by Michelangelo the sculptor

Near Santo Spirito Complex – Basilica

  • Pitti Palace 
  • Ponte Vecchio 
  • Museo Galileo 

Paintings Santo Spirito Complex - Basilica

copy of works by Michelangelo 

Sculpture by Bernardo Rossellino (sarcofago Capponi, 1458) 

Sculpture by Andrea Sansovino 

Table of artists from ‘400 e ‘500: 

• Filippino Lippi (Madonna col bambino e Santi), 
• Cosimo Rosselli, 
• F. Botticini 
• Francesco Granacci 
• Michele e Ridolfo Ghirlandaio 
• Alessandro Allori 
• Maso di Banco (polittico, sec. XIV) 

Crucifix by Michelangelo Buonarroti 

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