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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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The chapel is undergoing major renovations at this time, so the main chapel isn't really that impressive as much of it is blocked by scaffolding and a lot of the interesting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The chapel is undergoing major renovations at this time, so the main chapel isn't really that impressive as much of it is blocked by scaffolding and a lot of the interesting decorative pieces and sculptures are not present at this time (Spring 2014). I was there while several school groups were going through and had to wait a lot in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This attraction was just amazing. Who knew that this gem was hiding in Florence. It didn't seem to be too crowded - we were there in May. The range of colours in the marble was quite amazing, and the inlaid floral emblems were just beautiful. We were lucky enough to get talking to a lady who explained some of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Caveat: Opens at 8:15 a.m. and like all in demand must do's when traveling, it should be a more pleasing experience if you arrive prior to 7:50 a.m. People (speaking to tour group participants), please realize you are in a chapel so while you are enjoying the beauty, keep your mouths shut, do not touch the art or marble walls,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Incredible Princes room where the Medecis are kept.Vedry powerful architecture. The tombs in the crypt with Michelangelos sculptures are a must.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This chapel has some of the most gorgeous interiors we saw in Florence. Definately one of the top attractions in the city. Behind church of San Lorenzo, and is a seperate tour. Definately worth it. But it closes early, so make sure to see in the morning.

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The first time we tried to visit the cue was full of school children so we decided to come back the following morning; 9am. The timing was fabulous, the chapels deserted. The main attractions for me were the Michaelangelo pieces such as Dawn and Dusk, Day and Night, Mother and Child. Completely breathtaking to be in a room with three... More 

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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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