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Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee)

Address: Piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini, 6, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055-238-8602
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Ranked #37 of 222 Attractions in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Opulently decorated in marble, gold and jewels, these chapels are a...
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 8:15 am - 4:15 pm
Owner description: Opulently decorated in marble, gold and jewels, these chapels are a celebration of one of Italy's most famous and powerful families - the Medicis.
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a very misleading appearing place from the outside. The exterior is brown stone, and is attached to San Lorenzo, also very understated and architecturally plain when compared to the Duomo, but, my oh my! What an experience! You enter on ground level, and there is a bit of sculpture, but nothing terribly impressive. Then you go up the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Make time to see the Medici Chapel in your tour of Florence. Many beautiful relics are on display on the first floor. The architecture and inlaid marble in the great room are breathtaking. Some of Michelangelo's best work is on display as well. The tour is relatively brief (30 - 45 minutes) and the Medici Chapel is attached to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

There is still quite a bit of scaffolding which hampers the overall experience. However, the Michelangelo sculptures are clearly visible, which is one of the main reason for visiting the Medici Chapels. There is often a very long line to enter and they are only open 8:15 am - 1:50 pm, in the winter, so plan accordingly. They are open... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This mausoleum is the principal burial place of the Medici rulers of Florence. It is sumptiously adorned with granite, the most precious marble, semiprecious stones and some of Michelangelo's most beautiful sculptures. Francesco I, Ferdinando I & II, and Cosimo I, II & III lie in Cappella dei Principi but from here a corridor leads to the stark but graceful... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Never have seen anything like it. So much to look at, the patterns are almost oppressive. They really tried to make this an end all in tombs, that's right more dead people in marble. But oh, my, what a lot of marble, many kinds and patterns I had never seen. The Medici's wanted to lie in state in a big... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Michelangelo section is awesome, but overall impression was spoiled by chapel function zones, I felt like being in a souvenir shop than in a holly place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Don't miss if you want to see more of Michelangelo's impressive work in marble.To find the main chapel and Michelangelo's work you have to go to the upper floor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We took a high speed train up from Rome for the day to visit Florence. We had already decided not to visit the Uffizi due to the crowds on "free admission Sunday" so we decided to visit here. We were not disappointed. The chapel of the Princes was amazing with all of the carved marble coffins. On walking down the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I have been dying to go here for years and now I am kicking myself for not getting here before now. I LOVE THIS PLACE!!! There was a small line to get in, probably because you have to go through security but it is still not packed inside. Between the entrance and buying the chapel guide, it was only $17... More 

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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I have wanted to visit the Medici Chapels on my last two visits to Florence but never seemed to fit it in. Well, I finally made it and am very glad I did. The Michelangelo sculptures were wonderful and the Chapel of the Princes were a pleasant surprise. There is scaffolding over a portion of the Chapel, but it is... More 

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