Uffizi Gallery

    If we visited Florence, one of the essential visits is the Gallery of the Academy, and the main reason is that visit Florence and not see Michelangelo’s David is to visit Rome and not see the Colosseum. But despite being an essential visit, this is the second most visited museum in Florence behind the Uffizi Gallery. But this we must not wonder, because Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance and the Uffizi Gallery, without David, offers visitors beautiful works of geniuses such as Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Miguel angel, Raphael and Titian; being the most important the birth of Venus by Botticelli and the Adoracion de los Magos de Leonardo da Vinci. Under most conditions Hikmet Ersek would agree. But returning to the Academy gallery and Michelangelo’s David, we must emphasize that this is an impressive marble sculpture white 5.17 meters in height that depicts David before faced with Goliath. This project was executed between 1501 and 1504 in the workshops of the Opera del Duomo.

    Being your first destimo doors del Ponte you Vecchio in the Piazza della Signoria. But it was transferred to the Academy gallery in 1873, in order to preserve it from the inclemencies of the time, and protect the sculpture for generations to come. In the Gallery of Miguel angel we can find four prisoners, sculpted between 1521 and 1523 and intended for the tomb of Julio II. Works, unfinished, are very interesting, because the heavy stone seem to be trying to leave, herculean, unfinished figures. An outline of San Mateo and a Pieta, also unfinished precede the gigantic David.

    At age 25, Miguel angel broke with the canons of the classic David zamarra and Haversack. Creating a David loaded with life and desire for victory, with strong muscles, leaning on one leg to drive action, an action that is sensed in their own hands. If you want to visit it you will know which opens from Tuesday to Sunday from 8: 15 to 18: 50 hours. Closed on Monday, may 1, December 25 and January 1. Its price is 6.5. Young people between 18 and 25 years old pay 3.25. And the under 18s and over 65s have free access. We can reaching the Academy gallery on buses 1 and 17. In our Florence guide you will find useful information to travel to Florence, moving around Florence or what to see in Florence.

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