The church (ground floor) is open:
Daily, 10,00 – 17,00
The museum of sculptures (1st and 2nd floor) is open:
Monday, 10,00 – 17,00
This unique and extraordinary monument, encompassing both civil and religious functions, has now been reopened to the public. Antonio Paolucci has defined it as a “Temple of Work”, because it was built by the city Guilds responsible for the prosperity of the free Florentine Comune, which were symbolically represented by it.
It was also, as recalled by the fondly remembered Mayor of the city, Piero Bargellini, “the place in which the Grain of the Comune was stored: the Grain of the people and of the poor, provisions which the provident decrees of the Republic sought to defend from speculation at all times, and in particular during times of famine”.
In the middle of the fourteenth century the granary was consecrated for Christian worship.
In the Museum on the first floor are the original sculptures from the exterior. These were commissioned from the most famous Florentine artists in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries for the niches on the four sides of the imposing building in pietra forte, positioned half-way between the Palazzo della Signoria and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. On the second floor of the Museum, above the construction, one can observe a remarkable, unparalleled panorama of Florence.
In the interior of the church we can admire the magnificent marble tabernacle of the Madonna delle Grazie. Services are held regularly, including holy mass.
A concert season open to the public is also organised.
"Church and Museum of Orsanmichele" fa parte del Polo Museale Fiorentino
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