Cappelle Medicee, Florence

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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. Add Cappelle Medicee to your Florence travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Florence trip builder website .
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  • We wanted to visit the reputedly stunning Le Cappelle Medicee in Firenze which is part of Basilica di San Lorenzo. However, the entrance to the Basilica and Le Cappelle are in two different places...  more »
  • People will rush to the Galleria Accademia to gaze upon David, and forget that Florence is literally the town of Michelangelo! The Bargello hosts some works and the Cappella Medicare houses four...  more »
  • It is a hidden diamond in Florence. Beautiful and special cappelle with Michelangelo masterpieces. Strongly recommended  more »
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  • It was in my bucket list to stand under the famous octagonal dome of Medici chapel. If you are aware of how this dome was designed and the struggles, trials, time and the capital that was invested, you will appreciate the authentic experience. The security check and ticket purchase was quite a simple and easy process. Keep in mind that there are steps within the Chapel. Strollers and/or wheel chair would be a bit of an issue unless you are willing to carry it up the steps.
  • The chapel is worth visiting, even more so than the San Lorenzo church, which is located near. The sheer beauty of the interior is breath taking and the whole history of the Medici familiar converges inside this space of a few hundred square metres. It's a beautiful part of Tuscany's history that must not be missed!
  • This is an iconic historical Cathedral Wing which should not be missed by art lovers. You have seen four of these five Michelangelo sculptures in about every art book ever published. It's a little hard finding the room with the Michelangelo sculptures but well worth it. Make sure you buy tickets for the Medici chapel and not for the rather disappointing San Lorenzo Basilica. They are two separate tickets in the same building at opposite ends.
  • An incredible piece of architecture, when I walked into the main dome area it took my breath away. So understated, I feel its totally comparable to the 16th chapel at Vatican and I am unsure why not a popular venue to visit. A real gem that should be more popular and well worth the the 8€ entry charge
  • As a part of San Lorenzo Basilica, the Medici Chapels are the final resting places for many Medicis including the prominent Lorenzo il Magnifico. Perhaps nothing better personifies the Medici's peak power than the super-imposing Hall of Princes, constructed by Cosimo I when he earned the Grand Duke of Tuscany title for the family.
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