Santo Spirito Church

Designed by Brunelleschi in 1436, Santo Spirito is one of the most famous landmarks South of the city in the heart of the Oltrarno. Santo Spirito was one of Brunelleschi’s last projects and died before the completion of the Church.

Its style must seem very simple and plain compared to other churches in the city, but it is rather clever and complex, it is shaped like a latin cross; around the edge are 40 chapels, and 35 columns running in parallel around the church. The main alter, which is located in the center of the church is very different to Brunelleschi’s simple interior. Inside the church you can also find many great pieces of art, including a crucifix believed to be Michelangelo’s work.

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