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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. Arrange to visit Cappelle Medicee and other attractions in Florence using our Florence travel itinerary planner.
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  • It is recommended to come here better in the morning for not having to stand in line too long. I did like this and in a few minutes I entered. The most impressive here is the chapel of the Medici Princes. It must be seen.
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  • Behind the Church of San Lorenzo, the Medici chapels, don't miss! The air of the great Medici family hovers at every step!
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  • very disappointed to pay 8 euro for very little to see and especially the half of the chapel in restoration!
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  • Well worth the price to visit this historic place of the Medici family. Lots of learn and see here.
  • Impressive in its scale but no comparison to either the old or new sacristy.
  • Art and history come together in such an amazing way. This family are history and their associations made it into art.
  • Good place to visit and although it looks like nothing, the inside is spectacular. There is construction work going on. August 2016
  • Good place to visit to see tombs of famous Medici family of Florence.