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Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee)

Piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini, 6, Florence, Italy
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Ranked #37 of 215 Attractions in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Opulently decorated in marble, gold and jewels, these chapels are a...
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

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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Tokyo, Japan
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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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Fort Worth, Texas
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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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Silver Spring, Maryland
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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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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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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I visited the Medici Chapels a couple of years ago - tried to visit again this past summer but couldn't find the entrance :$ Admission was supposed to be included with the Firenze Card but we were told otherwise when we arrived. In any event, when I did visit, I was blown away. Every room is incredibly ornate with so... More 

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Fremantle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Whilst many people will go here for the Michelangelo sculptures in the 'New Sacristy' (and they are indeed lovely), the really impressive part of this site is the all-marble, enormous Chapel of the Princes. I was completely blown away by this chapel, even though half of it was covered in scaffolding for repair work - a big chunk of marble... More 

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Crown Point, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The main attractions here are the (huge) Chapel which contains the burial sites for at least six men (mostly from the Medici family), the magnificent painted dome and the very large Michelangelo sculptures in the adjacent room for two more Medici Dukes' tombs and the "Madonna and Child". Probably shouldn't take more than 60-90 minutes to make your way through,... More 

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