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Old April 20th, 2012, 08:30 PM
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This building is famous for someone. Can you tell us what. Give where etc.

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A very unique church...

Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence
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Marc is correct. Michelangelo is buried there and also Galileo if i remember correctly. Beautiful church. I loved Florence we spent a week there.
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I was there last May....we sat in the square,and was glad it wasn't high season...we had perfect views of the Basilica....I wish I was there now.

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Loved touring the inside of the church when we were there in 2007. All the tombs and the engravings. I took pictures of the tombs and pictures of the engravings to scrapbook. A really beautiful place.
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And of course the most famous thing about the Basilica is the doors! They are bronzed by Ghiberti and feature intricately detained Biblical scenes.

This is not my picture but I think it is an excellent look at the doors. Notice that the Bibilcal scenes are depicted against typically Roman architecture:

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I thought those bronze doors were on the Duomo; the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore? We saw both churches in Florence, but only the inside of Santa Croce. The bronze doors were the one thing pointed out to our group at the Duomo. Am I wrong??
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Hiamia---I think you are right!
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wow! Those are all amazing! I think I just discovered a place to add to my 'bucket list'!!!!
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I thought those bronze doors were on the Duomo; the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore? We saw both churches in Florence, but only the inside of Santa Croce. The bronze doors were the one thing pointed out to our group at the Duomo. Am I wrong??
Actually I think you are right. It has been a long time since I was there. Seems to me the Duomo is across from the cathedral and indeed is where the doors are.

In any case, they are amazing!
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Both places were beautiful. All of Italy was beautiful. We were able to go into Santa Croce (I believe there was a fee), but only saw the outside of the Duomo. I was kind of bummed we did not go inside. At the time, the Duomo was being cleaned. One side was the church as it had been for years and the other side was after it was cleaned. Quite the difference in color and brightness!!
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In the early 70's we did a church tour in Montreal ,that was wonderful.
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The day we were here, we were priviledged to see this group of flag tosssing men in tights.... You can see the doors here. I was thrilled to be in this glorious city.

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