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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 Medici Chapel in Florence

The Medici Chapel in Florence is a must see for art lovers. The New Sacristy contains 4 incredible sculptures by Michelangelo

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The Medici Chapel in Florence is a must see for art lovers. The New Sacristy contains 4 incredible sculptures by Michelangelo

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

What a great find in a city that has so much to offer. There weren't too many people here and the crowd seemed to flow quite easily. I was so happy to see more of Michael Angelos work on display here. More treasures from the Medici family was a real welcome sight too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The Cappelle Medicee are well worth visiting, especially for Michelangelo lovers. The chapels consist of two structures, extensions of the Basilica di San Lorenzo built to celebrate the Medici family. The chapel Sagrestia Nuova was designed by Michelangelo and is home to several of his most memorable sculptures. The Cappella dei Principi has a huge and attractive dome which can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I paid the ten euro for the audio tour and discovered at the desk the guide book was nine euro, but it would have taken me much longer to read the guide book. There weren't very many signs explaining what you were seeing in the chapels, the history, the relics, or even the sculptures by Michelangelo. If I hadn't had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

If you like sculpture, Michaelangelo, or pretty things in general, you have to visit! The chapels are amazing and the sculpture is beautiful. Even with parts of it under renovation, the grandeur of the place was so impressive. I would see this over the duomo interior.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

When we arrived in Florence, all of the big recommendations were the standard fare - the Uffizi, Accademia, Dumo, etc. But to be honest, I felt the Medici Chapel was actually underrated. It's smaller for sure, but in a way it helps because you don't feel pressured to move onto another room. It's really just the two chapels so you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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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