Museo Nazionale di San Matteo (National Museum of San Matteo)

Museum in Pisa

Pisa Museo Nazionale Di San Matteo
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The former Benedictine Convent of San Matteo has been transformed into Pisa’s National Museum of San Matteo, which houses a remarkable collection of sculptures and paintings from the Tuscan schools spanning the 12th to the 15th centuries.

Of particular interest are the sculptures that have been relocated here from various Pisan churches to safeguard them from weather and environmental damage, with replicas placed in their original locations. Notably, you can find the authentic statues by Giovanni Pisano from the baptistery, showcasing his exceptional craftsmanship. Another significant highlight is the renowned Madonna del Latte, dating back to around 1340, which was originally located in the Church of Santa Maria della Spina.

Among the paintings, you’ll discover works by several artists from the 12th and 13th centuries, predominantly featuring religious themes. Moreover, the museum boasts an exceptional collection of illuminated books and manuscripts, providing a glimpse into the intricate and exquisite art of book illustration during that era.

The National Museum of San Matteo offers a captivating journey through the artistic heritage of Tuscany, with its remarkable sculptures, precious paintings, and impressive illuminated manuscripts, making it a must-visit destination for art enthusiasts and history aficionados alike.

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Visiting Museo Nazionale di San Matteo (National Museum of San Matteo)


Tuesday to Saturday, from 9:00 to 19:00 (last admission 18:30).

Sundays and holidays from 9:00 to 13:30 (last admission 13:00)


Adults € 6.00

Address: Museo Nazionale di San Matteo, Piazza San Matteo In Soarta, Pisa, Province of Pisa, Italy
Duration: 20 minutes

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