The National Museum of Bargello it works in the building of the year 1255, which was the seat of the City Council of Florence. It served as residence for the chief of the police, jail and place of execution. In 1865 it became one of the first national museums in Italy.
On its three floors you can admire a magnificent collection of Florentine Renaissance sculptures and a series of Mannerist bronzes. Its rooms are dedicated to Michelangelo, Donatello, Cellini, Giambologna.
Of the many most outstanding works, we can cite the Bacchus, by Michelangelo, the David by Donatello or the Giambologna Mercury. Also exposed is the bronze panel that Brunelleschi which he designed for the contest of the doors of the Baptistery.
The building, with its tower and its attic with battlements, is one of the emblematic constructions of the city. The porticoed patio, where the executions were carried out, has a curious amount of shields that decorate its walls.
The Museum has audio guides available in Spanish, with rates for the single device of € 5.50 and double at € 8. It has a free cloakroom service, because it is mandatory to deposit umbrellas and backpacks or very large bags.
The schedule Visiting, daily from 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Each month closes the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sunday and 2nd and 4th Monday. The fares for the general ticket is € 4 and the reduced one is € 2. You can pre-book by phone (055 294883) with a cost of € 3.