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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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Michelangelo at his (lesser known) finest

The Medici Chapels are jaw-dropping. Even as an art & architecture lover, and knowing what was in store, I was unprepared for the scale and power of these spaces. The original... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The Medici Chapels are jaw-dropping. Even as an art & architecture lover, and knowing what was in store, I was unprepared for the scale and power of these spaces. The original chapel is dark, grand and majestic and will be all the better if you know a little about the Medicis before hand, especially when viewing the sacophogie. Michelangelo 's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

It is good to know that with the ticket to the Medici chapel, you will climb your way up to Principi chapel too. My italian being inexistant, explanations are not always conclusive... anyhow, the whole visit is really worth it. Chapels are spectacular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

This was one of my favorite places in Florence. From reading the history one gets a sense of the power and influence of the Medici Family, from sponsoring great artists, to banking and religion but seeing the tomb and the religious relics is stunning. If you have an interest in history this is a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Last our visits we did not had enough time to visit Capelle Medicee. This time we understood that we made a mistake. This place is necessary to visit for many reasins: if you like to see peaces of art, if you like to see remarkable aincent archtecture, and of course if you are intersted to see historical place. This is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is my favorite place in florence! Even over the Uffizi! The tombs of the Medici's are just incredible. THey are all made from semi precious stones in every color of the rainbow. The Michelangelo sculptures are just incredible. No matter how many times I go to Florence I will always got to this chapel

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

On the groundfloor there are a amazing collection of relics. Then you can go up the stairs to the chapel - and what a chapel! A visual "over the top" display of the greatness of the Medicis. Can highly reccomend to visit the chapel - and you don't have to wait in line!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A small but important contribution by Michelangelo. Take time to study before visiting and it will all mean more to you. The Pietra Dura technique is amazing and the sculptures by Michelangelo are not to be missed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Quite impressive. Not too crowded Some great with scenes for the whole family in he art. Interesting relics too....room is a bit smelly....but kids might find it gruesome or cool trying to guess bone fragment it is.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Traveled with a tour group and thoroughly enjoyed all the sites in Florence. This Chappele was remarkable with the frescos and the ornamentation that has withstood time and weather. A must see in Florence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The ground floor has a display of reliquaries and tombs of some lesser Medicis. Save it for later and go up to the Hall of Princes on the second floor. You will be inside a room with a towering dome faced in somber shades of marble and giant memorials to six Medici princes. It feels like being inside a tomb,... More 

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Address: Piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini, 6, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055-238-8602
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > San Lorenzo
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:15 am - 4:15 pm
Monday 8:15 am - 4:15 pm
Tuesday 8:15 am - 4:15 pm
Wednesday 8:15 am - 4:15 pm
Thursday 8:15 am - 4:15 pm
Friday 8:15 am - 4:15 pm
Saturday 8:15 am - 4:15 pm

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