Il Museo di San Marco

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Fra Angelico in the Museo di San Marco
Housed in the monastery of San Marco, this museum pays homage to the delicate, spiritual work of Fra Angelico who lived and worked here as a monk from 1435-1445. Some of his most celebrated paintings and frescoes are on show here: the famous Annunciation (as reproduced on many a Christmas card) is at the top of the stairs on the first floor and the great Last Judgement alterpiece is in the Pilgrim’s Hospice. He painted frescoes in the corners of the main cloister and also decorated the monks’ tiny cells with the help of his assistants. This is one of my favorite museums in Florence...don't miss it!

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San Marco Museum
One of the most important artists of the 15th century, Fra Angelico lived and worked in this ex-convent between 1436 and 1447. Today the museum houses a superb collection of his ethereal paintings and frescoes, including one of his most famous images, the celebrated Annunciation, which greets you from the top of the first-floor stairs. His great Last Judgment altarpiece hangs in the Pilgrim’s Hospice.
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