Museo e Chiostri Monumentali di Santa Maria Novella

Museum and Monumental Cloisters of Santa Maria Novella

The museum  includes the cloisters complex of the former Santa Maria Novella convent:  the Green Cloister, which owes its name to the dominant colour in the extraordinary fresco cycle of Stories from Genesis (including the famous scenes of Original Sin and of the Great Flood) painted by Paolo Uccello, the Spanish Chapel entirely covered with a complex cycle of frescoes by Andrea di Bonaiuto, the Great Cloister, with a series of frescoes depicting the life of St. Domenico and other Dominicans saints and the Cloister of the Dead, used principally for burials. The chapel of the Ubriachi (an aristocratic Florentine family) and the large Refectory house a precious sacred art collection with  a broad range of liturgical accoutrements, canonicals and vestments from the basilica treasury. 

Photo credits: Comune di Firenze
Points of interest
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Museo e Chiostri Monumentali di Santa Maria Novella

Museo e Chiostri Monumentali di Santa Maria Novella

Piazza della Stazione, 4, 50123 Firenze FI, Italia

Piazza della Stazione, 4, 50123 Firenze FI, Italia
Opening hours
Opening hours:
01-04-2024 - 30-06-2024
Monday - Thursday from 09:30 to 17:30
Friday from 11:00 to 17:30
Saturday and days before religious holidays
from 09:30 to 17:30
Sunday and religious holidays
from 13:00 to 17:30
The ticket office closes 1 hour before closing time
Entrance fee:
Full price - Church and Museum € 7.50
For information about reduced and free tickets please check on the website
Tipo gestione
municipal museums 
Accessibility:  accessible

At the entrance (same one as the Tourist Info point), there is an elevator to go downstairs. The Museum is entirely accessible. 

Disabled toilets are available inside the Museum.

To enter the Church people with a motor disability have to exit the Museum and access the Church from the entrance in Piazza Santa Maria Novella 18.

MUS.E Association regularly organizes guided tours and workshops in Santa Maria Novella Museum and in the other City Museums of Florence for special audiences with visual or hearing impairments and people with intellectual disorders or senile decay. These activities are designed for the specific needs of any of them, to make the museum experience immersive, relevant and enjoyable for all. For information and booking:; + 39 055 2768224.