The building is in the heart of the city of Florence, and in the museum opens to your eyes a treasure chest of art, with the colors of Beato Angelico and Friar Bartolomeo, Domenico Ghirlandaio and Alesso Baldovinetti. From the year 1300, new rooms and new frescoes continued to embellish what was a monastery and parish church, but it was in 1420 (for the intervention of Cosimo de Medici), the Dominican Friars begin to create what you can see now: whitewashed walls, two cloisters, two dining rooms and a guesthouse (with the small rooms of the monks on the first floor, along with the library). http://www.uffizi.firenze.it/en/musei/index.php?m=sanmarco
To these environments are linked the memories of eminent personalities such as Agnolo Poliziano, Pico della Mirandola and Beato Angelico. The monastery, starting from 1489, had become the headquarters of the friar Girolamo Savonarola (the scourge of the luxuries and lasciviousness, that he would die in the nearby Piazza della Signoria, about ten years later). Great historical events have lapped the convent until the last page of the year 1869, when what was convent, becomes a museum, collecting in particular the maximum number of paintings by Beato Angelico.