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Cappelle Medicee, Florence

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
An array of statues hewn by Michelangelo and his pupils adorn Cappelle Medicee, two ornate chapels built in honor of the Medici family and others who served as the Grand Dukes of Tuscany. Michelangelo's Sagrestia Nuevo contains the ornate marble tombs of Giuliano and Lorenzo de Medici. The walls of the octagonal Cappella dei Principi--a 17th-century collaboration between the Medicis and several architects--are infused with inlays of semi-precious stonework. The project's massive scope required the construction of a special stone workshop, the Opifio delle Pietre Dure. The chapels draw many visitors, so consider skipping the lines by buying tickets online. Arrange to visit Cappelle Medicee and other attractions in Florence using our Florence travel itinerary planner.
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  • The mausoleum is very imposant and not so overrun like the other sites in Firenze. A welcome quite place to enjoy for which no reservation is required. It really shows how powerfull the medici family ...  read more »
  • 4/30 in Florence of the NOTTE BIANCA events, got in free. Reservations are not required. 1st floor, feeling somewhat like the grave was sober, but startled is on the second floor. Luxury in Grand and solemn there was there the image has been removed during repair parts, but it subtracts splendour that is overwhelming. From 写sanai telling me one self take a rod comes to mind, or the receiving annoyingly attention here, sickly.
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  • A total disappointment. Lifeless there got no emotion. Much more beautiful from the outside and inside. Advise against the visit which is also chargeable
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  • This chapel looks pretty unassuming from the outside, but the moment you step inside, particularly as you turn into the room called 'Cappella dei Principi' you might find yourself momentarily stunned. Despite the 'Cappella dei Principi' currently undergoing restorative work, no words can really despite the majesty and beauty of this room. If you make your way into the smaller rooms of the chapel, you will be treated to works by Michelangelo (who needs no introduction) - 7 beautiful sculptures if I remember correctly. The entrance to the chapel actually starts at the crypt where many of the Medici line are laid to rest. Here you also get to see some relics and reliquaries of saints, before heading up to the chapel and the adjoining rooms. I have heard that there is a hidden room somewhere within the chapel where Michelangelo took refuge when he was rebelling against the Medicis (ironic, huh?) but I do not believe that room is currently open to the public in order to preserve the drawings down by Michelangelo on the walls (take a look at the drawings on google! the next best alternative!) There is an admission fee to see the wonders of this chapel, but I think it is reasonable considering who much you are treated to. For those who are not children or not EU citizens the entrance fee is € 6.00 per person. I believe you can purchase an audio guide as well. While there were few people when I went on a lovely May afternoon, I suspect the chapel might get quite crowded in the peak season of summer. In this case perhaps consider pre-purchasing a ticket so you can go straight in an avoid trying to walk with huge tourist groups.
  • A really nice chapel with museum pieces & lovely frescos & the dome is nicely decorated.
  • Quite interesting, but still some constructions going on. (2016. July)
  • Not so interesting as we were led to believe. You may want to spend your money and use your time in other venues in Florence.
  • Very impressive. Still partly under scaffolding inside as of Dec '15, but it does't detract much.
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