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Palazzo Medici Riccardi

Via Cavour 1, Florence, Italy
055-276-0340
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Ranked #64 of 219 attractions in Florence
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Right now they have a temporary exhbit by a Chinese sculpter. They are fun and full of life and definitely a highlight of my Florence visit!

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Oslo, Norway
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The only thing to see is an overcrowded chapel the size of a bathroom. Most of the info is about things that you're not supposed to do. The hitech interactive multimedia exhibition doesn't work, not even the half that was supposed to work. The staff tells us we can come back and try again tomorrow. Really!?

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Hasselt, Belgium
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Not many visitors so we had all the time we needed to enjoy the chapel of the Magi wich is stunning. The rest of the building is nothing special. No airconditioning and outside temperatures of 36°C in the shade : very hot inside the building. Entrance fee 7eur for an adult and 4eur for a student.

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Oakville, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is a little treasure! Benozzo Gazzoli created a series of frescoes for the Medici family in 1459 that depict the family as so "connected" that they are part of the procession of the Magi to the birth of Christ! The frescoes are absolutely beautiful! As the frescoes feature a number of members of the Medici clan, part of the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I found this place very ho-hum except for one thing. The Chapel will blow your mind! you've seen reproductions and pictures but it's nothing compared to standing in this tiny room with the beautiful colors. Try to go when no one else is there because being in that small chapel alone is magical. There's tons of details to take in.... More

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Potsdam, New York
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14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Amazing art and the history leaves you breathless. Unless you want to wait in long lines though buy tickets in advance or online.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This was a must see for me in Florence after studying the Chapel paintings in university. It did not disappoint, such a beautiful place. I would love to return and spend more time here as I was a little rushed on the day I visited.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Nice break from just the same old paintings. I liked the modern mixed in with the old. The hidden chapel is stunning in its detail and the ceiling by Duca is incredible, if not a little egotistical. The mishmash of classical mythos with Medici flares is impressive though. Recommend.

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Melbourne, Australia
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

In line with other commentators, I could not visit Florence without visiting the exquisite chapel of the Magi. One could spend hours simply exploring the details of this magical fresco. Consider the faces of the merchants portrayed on the walls, assess the fashions (presumably their Sunday best) that each is wearing, or the representation of the Tuscan Renaissance landscape through... More

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Toronto, Canada
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139 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Inside this massive, imposing edifice is a chapel with colorful 15th century frescoes depicting the procession of te Magi. Depicted are Lorenzo the Magnificent and other members of the Medici dynasty! Flora,fauna, and angels, along with coutiers dressed in flamboyant Florentine garments make this chapel an outstanding value for a brief visit. Note the little monkey and grey leopard! Very... More

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