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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  • I was able to visit the Medici Chapels after so many years, since closed for two Sundays and three Mondays per month. The price is too expensive, since to visit the basilica of San Lorenzo you have to pay two separate tickets: one from €8 to the Medici chapels and one from €8.50 for the Church and the Laurentian library. However, the chapel of the Princes and the new sacristy are really nice, worth a visit!
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  • As already last year, the restaurant has proved excellent. Staff very friendly and helpful. Food and fair price. Perfect location. Staff very attentive. Very professional owner
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  • I was recommend to visit the Cappelle but I was really astonished by the beauty and coldness. It is incredible creation by a human. I have never seen such masterpieces before. Michelangelo is a genius...  more »
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  • The Medici chapel is inexpensive and easily overlooked by visitors to the city. The chapel is absolutely beautiful and has amazing examples of art from greats such as Michelangelo. The first Sunday of every month, entry is free of charge.
  • So so awesome. Say what you want about the Medicee, they had good taste in architecture and art.
  • Glorious even under restoration. Separate ticket from the Basilica (which is not that interesting - unless you’re very into reliquaries). This is Michaelangelo’s other masterpiece. Less crowded than the galleria so a good place to start.
  • Beautiful church from medieval ages. Simple brick construction. There is a nice chapel Medici inside. The chapel is an extension of great church built by Brunelleschi. The sagrestia nuova - designed by Michelangelo - is a mausoleum and mortuary chapel of family Medici. The construction was finished at 1555. The octagonal capella dei Principi is 59 meters high. Well decorated chapel. They started to build in XVII. century. The design was common, architects and the Medici family.
  • One of the lesser known gems in Florence! The main chapel is a glorious example of architecture and a lot quieter than the Duomo. There is some construction work on foot currently but still worth the visit.
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