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Cappelle Medicee, Florence

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Religious Site Church
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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  • From outside doesn´t seem so but inside you´ll be astonished. Expecting small tombs and a decent chapel of Medici family, we saw a majestic, mysterious chapel, decorated by Brunelleschi e Michelangelo...  more »
  • Well worth a visit, the Medici did spend well on the marble work. The collection of relileques are stunning if rather macabre.  more »
  • The Michelangelos are spectacular. The interior of the main rotunda is incredible. The vast wealth and power of the Medici becomes a little more understandable after you visit the Medici Chapel.  more »
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  • Most delicious food we found in Florence! Found it by chance one evening then came back the next day. Between me and my husband we tried 9 menu items over two visits. Everything we had was amazing, fresh ingredients, friendly staff, great drink selection and patio seating with mist sprays. Our visits were extremely enjoyable.
  • A nice location in Venice, great crypts of the Medicis. However, could use more explanatory displays, in multiple languages. AND IF you are at all claustrophobic, the entrance is a nightmare - people trying to enter and those exiting out the same door. Those entering have to go through a magnetometer of dubious usage - you'll 'beep' as you go through, but unless it looks like you are carrying a weapon you'll be waved right in. A nice place to visit in Florence.
  • The space is breathtaking!! BUT! Check the hours before you go!! I tried to go two different days and it was closed!!! Read the fine print!!
  • Overpriced just because you see the large tombs of the Medici family. Plus the church was under renovation. If you don't have enough time just skip the queue and go to San Lorenzo next to it. Half the price and lot lot of sites to see.
  • 8 euros entrance fee for a short view of the capelle and it's 'side-chambers' getting a stiff neck of looking upwards checking the ceiling artwork. You'll be standing outside within 10 minutes. A bit overpriced.