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Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee)

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Address: Piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini, 6, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055-238-8602
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Description: Opulently decorated in marble, gold and jewels, these chapels are a...
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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Splendid chapel and sculptures but also cool relic collection

A top-grade attraction: you enter into a hall full of religious relics: you can actually see pieces of bone and even a whole skull, encapsulated (literally) in ornate containers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

A top-grade attraction: you enter into a hall full of religious relics: you can actually see pieces of bone and even a whole skull, encapsulated (literally) in ornate containers and cages (reliquaries I suppose). Then upstairs in the main chapel there's marble aplenty, and representations of the various Medicis themselves. There's scaffolding too, sadly: apparently (in typical Italian fashion) the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is truly superb! Don't dilly dally on the ground floor - even if there is a special exhibition - you can see it on the way out. The highlight is up on floor 1 that you walk up to by the staircase at the back of the ground floor and then Wow! You are immediately almost bowled over by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This was very different from some of the other places. I remember darker marble. Also, there was a part under renovation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

When in Florence, You MUST visit the Medici Tombs. The Tombs are The Fabulous Creations of Michelangelo, and have to be some of his finest works. These sculptures are located a block away from the heart of Florence and they draw very few of the tourists who are crowding all the streets and buildings in the area. This is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This place has many amazing treasures of the Medicee family. If you look closely, many of the treasures actually had a piece of bone or hair in it... I'm guessing these parts belong to the Medicee family. It is really beautiful, yet creepy at the same time. I loved the Medicee family tree, I took a picture of it and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

You definately have to book tickets in advance because they search you and your bag. We were in there for 3 hours and after that the line was standing outside the door on the church square. You can order tickets on the page of the museums of florence (you can find it via google) and the fee for that is... More 

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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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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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