Essential Architecture-  Florence

S. Maria degli Angeli

architect

Filippo Brunelleschi

location

Florence, Italy

date

1434 to 1437

style

Italian Rennaisance

construction

masonry Round plan. 

type

Church
   
 
   
   
In this street was formerly one of the most considerable monasteries of Florence, known as the Sta. Maria degli Angeli: the roughly-hewn wall at the corner is the remains of an unfinished building designed by Brunelleschi, with the intention of enlarging the church; from its octagon form, resembling a fortress or castle, it has obtained the name of the Castellaccio, or the ugly castle. The monastery was founded about 1293 by a certain Fra Guittone, of Arezzo, assisted by Don Frediano, the prior of the Calmaldolese monastery in the Casentino. 

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