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David is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture, created in marble between 1501 and 1504 by the Italian artist Michelangelo. David is a 5.17-metre (17.0 ft) marble statue of the Biblical figure David, a favoured subject in the art of Florence.
|Monday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||8:15 AM – 6:50 PM|
|Wednesday||8:15 AM – 6:50 PM|
|Thursday||8:15 AM – 6:50 PM|
|Friday||8:15 AM – 6:50 PM|
|Saturday||8:15 AM – 6:50 PM|
|Sunday||6:00 AM – 6:50 PM|
You truly cannot understand and appreciate the majesty, magnificence, and perfection of this sculpture, unless you are standing humbly at its feet. It is in every sense of the word, a masterpiece, a work of astounding beauty and incredible attention to detail. I was quite unprepared for it's magnitude. It is Colossal. When I rounded the corner and got my first glimpse of him, it was literally, jaw-dropping and breathtaking. By the time I got to the plinth, he looked not only like a young man with a sling, but also the King that he would become, almost God-like. I could well see him composing, "Hallelujah". I also found it amazing that Michelangelo had brought him forth from a piece of marble that two other sculptors had worked with and deemed too difficult to carve. I believe he proved them wrong. Waiting in line and paying the price of admission at the Galleria dell'Academia is, in my opinion, worth it, just to see this work. I have seen reproductions of it in several places, but there is no comparison between them and the original. None at all.
If you ever visit Florence/Firenze without locating David, be rest assured that your visit is not yet complete. You may have to plan again for another visit. The gigantic statue of David is worth the sight. It's magnificent . However, to enter the gallery, one is required to pay within 3 to 10 euros. I am not sure of how much I paid. You can go as early as possible because of the long queue but David is worth the pay and the wait.
Stunning, Jaw dropping.. David is a true masterpiece and incredible to see in person. I found myself walking around him amazed by every tiny detail, It almost seems as if he could walk or speak at any moment. It is mind blowing when you think of the talent that it took to carve this from a single block of marble. David is a must see!!!!
Not only breathtaking peaces of art but also musical museum. This place should be on your list “must to go”. It is better if you reserve the tickets online because could be a line there, but we didn’t and we wait only 5 minutes. There are also guides but you take it only if you want to get know some extra about each picture and sculpture.
After seeing the statue of David in books, I didn't imagine that the real thing would actually be such a marvel. What I didn't anticipate was the scale of the statue and the way his limbs and muscles were pronounced, making him seem almost superhuman. I now understand why he so easily slayed Goliath with a simple sling shot. If ever in Italy do not skip this attraction. You will never buy any of the replicas once you see the real thing. It cannot be compared.
Absolutely amazing experience here. Paid for the audio tour and it was worth every penny. You get so much more information, not just about David, but of all the art work in the place. Truly worth every penny. It's an experience I'll never forget
Nice museum and great historic value. The main attraction is the statue of David by Michelangelo. It was truly mesmerizing to see. The museum itself is pretty small but still packed with tons of historical goodies
Best tip I can give to see this one is to reserve tickets in advance. The line can easily take 40 minutes to an hour in the sun, but if you have a reservation the line is shorter. Totally worth the visit! It's a small place, but wonderful.
Book in advance! This museum gets extremely busy. Booking in advance to skip the line will cost around 24-26 euro but it's better than waiting in line for 2 hours. Personally I don't think it was great value but I'm sure others would take a different view. There are guided tours available but there is lots of information next to the paintings and sculptures so think twice before shelling out 40 odd euro pp for that. A worthwhile experience if you have time, but not cheap.
Go late in the day. Get a reservation Via phone from the museum (not one of the many confusingly named services/websites!). Phone numbers and times to phone should still be on the official website. June 2018 I think the phone times were in the morning till something like 9:30? And at the end of the day starting at like 5? Spend some time. Soak it in 😁
Pretty amazing! As you can expect, it will take a while to get in. I was a part of a tour group at about 1030am and it still took about 15-30 min. The statue is an awesome work of art. Be careful of street vendors selling art right on the street outside the museum; so watch your step.
Amazing! My favorite piece of art in Florence. The detail in David statue is very impressive! Definitely worth a visit if you are in Florence! Recommend reservations so you do not have to wait in line.
David is a wonderful masterpiece and perfectly presented. I hope the museum would turn air conditioning a bit higher. The air was thick on such a hot and humid day with all these people visiting on July. Oh, and I recommend to pay extra to skip the queue. We did that.