The Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell'Accademia) is the second most visited museum in Florence after the Uffizi Gallery. The museum was opened in 1784 so that fine art students would have material to study.
The Galleria dell'Accademia has become famous worldwide for housing Michelangelo’s masterpiece, David. This white-marble sculpture stands 5,17 meters tall and represents David before his fight with Goliath.
It was placed in the Accademia in 1873 to protect it from adverse weather conditions.
The Accademia Gallery also features other stunning sculptures by several artists and a large collection of religious paintings. Recently, the museum has also included a permanent collection of old musical instruments.
If you are an art fan and like sculptures, then the Galleria dell'Accademia is essential.
The Accademia, like the Uffizi Gallery, has a great number of visitors each day, therefore; there are always endless queues. To avoid these lines, we recommend:
Via Ricasoli, 58-60.
From Tuesday to Sunday: 8:15am until 6:50pm
Mondays: closed, 25 December, 1 January and 1 May.
Young people (aged 18 to 25): 4€
Less than 18-year-olds: free entry.
The price might vary when there are temporary exhibitions
Buses: lines 1 and 17.
Take a guided tour of Florence’s historic center followed by the visit to two of the city’s most famous museums: Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery.6 hours 128$ 116$ (-9%)
Accompanied by an expert guide, skip the line and walk straight into the Accademia Gallery and discover Renaissance masterpieces including Michelangelo’s “David” on this 1-hour tour.1 hour 46$