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Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee)

Piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini, 6, Florence, Italy
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Ranked #32 of 219 attractions in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites
Description: 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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

There's a small section of the ground floor that goes over the plans of the Chapels and the lineage of the Medici which is very interesting. The main chapel is beautiful and richly decorated. Much more impressive than the small chapel with Michelangelo's sculptures at the end, but it's all amazing to see. Come early to beat the crowd.

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Scottsboro, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A must see while in Florence if you enjoy history and understanding how the Medicee took in Michael Angelo when his father didn't approve of his being an artist and other interesting facts about this wonderful city.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I was recently in Florence and returned to visit S. Lorenzo and the Medici Chapels. The church is lovely and the surrounding area has changed quite a bit, as the street markets have been removed and relocated to another location in the city. The area is definitely more peaceful and less cluttered with pedestrian traffic. What I really enjoyed about... More

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Hasselt, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The good thing was that there are very few visitors here so you have all the peace and quiet you want to enjoy the place. The chapel itself was impressive but not extraordinary. The crypt was very basic for such a rich family as the Medici's were. The sacristy with the statues of Michelangelo is well worth seeing. Entrance fee... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We visited this location in hopes of seeing where the Medici family is burried but we were not able to. When we went downstairs there were artifacts from the family and in the next room there was a gated entry way to the crypt. We were not allowed in and could not make out what was behind the gate other... More

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Hanson, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

These chapels are in complete contrast with each other. The main chapel is a sea of green marble in a relatively small but soaringly high space. The next, smaller chapel is plain and simple with the Medici tombs and the wonderful sculptures by Michelangelo. Well worth the time and the few Euros!

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great museum, but we found we had, by buying the tickets on line (a) paid way over the true ticket price and (b) paid for tickets on a day when entry was actually free! The first sunday in the month entry to many Florence galleries is free. Beware of florence-tickets.com we founf we had paid way over the odds at... More

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Grafenwohr, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We decided to go in on a last minute whim and I'm very glad we did! There was a small museum and then the mausoleum that is much more magnificent and very different looking to any other church I've seen. My kids even enjoyed that it was different!

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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The Medici Chapels are truly a gem of beautiful mausoleums made of the most precious marbles in various colors along with grand architecture. Truly jaw dropping. The amazing thing about visiting is not only to see the mausoleums but to see Michaelangelo's sculptures Dusk and Dawn.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A definite visit to discover the history of one of the most powerful and influential families of the Renaissance and to see the tombs of so many of the family heads

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