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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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I needed to work during the afternoon and thought it would be nice to visit the Medici Chapels during the morning with my boyfriend, just to do something in this beautiful city... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I needed to work during the afternoon and thought it would be nice to visit the Medici Chapels during the morning with my boyfriend, just to do something in this beautiful city. It's very impressive, you can see the importance of the Medici family, impressive although the are restoring a lot, there are only two statues still standing above the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Florence has such a unique history and a visit to the Medici chapel gives you a direct view into the time of the Medici family as you visit their private chapel. On display are many treasures acquired by the Medici family. There is also an entrance to a crypt.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Stunning burial chapel of the Medici Kings. We have been to El Escorial in Spain and consider this to be equally as impressive. You also get to see some excellent Michelangelo sculptures without the queues and the crowds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Sheer beauty. What a jaw dropping place. It's a but morbid to think it's a tomb, but otherwise, the interior of this building is a work of art. Don't miss it. Oh yeah, the side chapel has a bunch of Michelangelo statues too. Amazing place.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A Medici private chapel. Entrance to crypt. Includes an exhibition of treasures acquired by them. Upstairs is a chapel designed by Michelangelo but not finished as he left before doing so. Usual shop for souvenirs

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I didn't know what to expect from a the chapel and I am glad we listened to other reviews raving about it. Part of the inside was still under renovation when we visited but nonetheless I found it breathtaking. It truly reflects the wealth of the Medici family. At the entrance there are numerous artefacts that have been given by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Growing up in Australia and reading about Europe and in particular the city of Florence, there really are no words to express what I feel standing in this room today. To then stand in front of the Statues of Michelangelo's Dusk and Dawn and Night and Day...what more needs to be sid.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The burial place of the Medici's is striking. Really enjoyed the chapel, but the side area where Michelangelo sculptures are a must!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Interesting insight into this family of monarchs. Use a combined city pass to avoid queues and be impressed by the artefacts on show.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This was really excellent and really worth a visit. Rare to get an opportunity to see so much incredible artwork and sculpture up close.

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