Exterior View, Museum of San Marco

Museum of San Marco

  • Florence
  • ITA

About the Museum


Museum of San Marco

Interior View, Museum of San Marco

Interior View, Museum of San Marco

This museum occupies a vast area of the Dominican convent of San Marco and preserves much of its original atmosphere. Founded in 1436 and designed by the architect Michelozzo di Bartolomeo Michelozzi, the convent played an important role in the cultural and religious life of Florence, especially during the time of Girolamo Savonarola, the Italian Dominican friar. The museum owes its renown to the paintings of Fra Angelico, one of the great artists of the Renaissance, who frescoed extensive areas of the convent. Other works by Angelico of various provenances were assembled here during the 20th century, resulting in a remarkable collection of the artist’s works.

Facebook Twitter Instagram Sina Weibo You Tube Menu Menu Close Close-white Angle Down Angle Up Angle Left Angle Right Chevron Down Play Search Location Slideshow Article Share Share-white Question Pencil Expand