Duomo di Firenze

Actually, the name of this church is Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore but everybody knows it as Duomo di Firenze. This is one of the most beautiful churches in the world but it took a long time to be built. The construction began in 1296 and it ended only 140 years later. The present façade took even more time and it was completed just in 1887. Close to the church, we can see the Campanile and Baptistry buildings. All of them are very well decorated and ornate on the outside. This is definitely a must-see place in Florence. The beautiful façades of these buildings are the most important symbol of the city and the bronze coloured dome turned this church into one of the most famous in the world. The interior is also really nice and it has a museum (Museo dell’Opera del Duomo) with some works by Donatello. The Baptistery is smaller but it’s very beautiful as well. It has an stunning door with twelve golden plated panels representing scenes from the bible and it´s well worth spending time to admire it. In the Campanile, you can have fantastic views of the dome and surrounding buildings after climbing its more than 400 steps.

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