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  • Address: Piazza del Duomo, 9, Florence, Tuscany 50122, Italy
  • Hours: Mon - Sat 9 am - 7:30 pm; Sun 9 am - 1:45 pm
  • Admission: 6.00 euros

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Museo dell'Opera del Duomo

Despite the name, Florence’s Museo dell’Opera del Duomo has nothing to do with opera music - “opera” also being the Italian word for creative works, in this case the artwork that was once inside the cathedral.

The Museo dell’Opera del Duomo is located conveniently right behind the Duomo, for which most of its collection was originally created. Inside you’ll see an unfinished Michelangelo pieta that he had apparently started as a piece to decorate his own tomb. He was later so unhappy with it that he broke it, but it was later put back together by a new owner. The face of Nicodemus is said to be a self-portrait of the sculptor.

Other highlights of the museum collection are Ghiberti’s original bronze panels from Florence’s Baptistery. The doors you see on the Baptistery today are excellent reproductions, but the originals are kept in air-tight containers to prevent further damage.

This Florence museum opened in 1891 but really rose to the level of must-see tourist attraction after the flood of 1966. During that flood, the water level was so high (and subsequent mud so pervasive) that much of the art in the Duomo was damaged. It was removed for repairs, and then quite a number of important pieces were moved to the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo instead of going back into the cathedral.

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Small-Group Florence Duomo Baptistery and Grande Museo del Duomo Tour, Italy, null
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Small-Group Florence Duomo Baptistery and Grande Museo del Duomo Tour

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Small group tour for an exhaustive visit to the most important religious center of Tuscany, Florence's Duomo Complex with Baptistery, Cathedral and Cathedral's ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $51.44
Florence Duomo Complex Small-Group Tour, Florence, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Florence Duomo Complex Small-Group Tour

The complete visit the Grande Museo del Duomo on an unforgettable tour of the monuments of Piazza del Duomo, a museum complex like none other in the world, ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.01
Family Friendly Tour to Duomo Opera Complex Museum, Florence, Cultural Tours
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Family Friendly Tour to Duomo Opera Complex Museum

Take an amazing tour in the historic center of Florence to discover the ancient stories and origins of the most important architecture of the city: the ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $54.87
Private tour Dan Brown Inferno Tour of Florence, Florence, Cultural Tours
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Private tour Dan Brown Inferno Tour of Florence

Inferno tour of Florence based on Dan Browns famous book.

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $228.62
Dome and Cathedral Skip the Line Tour, Florence, Literary, Art & Music Tours
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Dome and Cathedral Skip the Line Tour

Enjoy our exclusive 1.5-hour dome skip-the-line tour and have a breathtaking view of the city. Climb up to the top of the famous Cupola along with the ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 78 minutes (approx.)

From USD $38.87
Skip the Line: Florence Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome Climb, Florence, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Skip the Line: Florence Duomo with Brunelleschi's Dome Climb

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Skip the entrance lines and climb to the top of Brunelleschi's Dome with an expert guide! Majestically dominating the city skyline, the terracotta dome of ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $85.73
Florence Duomo Experience with Museum Tour and Rooftop Admission, Florence, Walking Tours
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Florence Duomo Experience with Museum Tour and Rooftop Admission

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After years of partial access, you can finally experience the full history, art, and architecture of the Florence Duomo as it was meant to be experienced. Our ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.01
Duomo Monumental Tour, Florence, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Duomo Monumental Tour

Among all the masterpieces of art that are famous in city of Florence, the complex of the Florence Cathedral is a must-see for everyone. The three buildings ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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The Gate of Paradise: Duomo Complex Museum Tour, Florence, Skip-the-Line Tours
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The Gate of Paradise: Duomo Complex Museum Tour

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Discover the grandest monumental complex of Florence, where masters like Giotto, Brunelleschi and Michelangelo competed over the centuries to create the ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.87
Private Opera del Duomo Museum Guided Visit, Florence, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Private Opera del Duomo Museum Guided Visit

Follow your private guide in the restored "Opera del Duomo" Museum, a unique and spectacular setting where to admire the world's most important ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $244.63

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