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Cappelle Medicee

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Address: Piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini, 6, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055-238-8602
8:15 am - 4:15 pm
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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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Fantastic inside

What an elegant place! The stone work is imposing, especially the floor. Also some of Michelangelo´s best statues.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Lena P
Falkoping, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What an elegant place! The stone work is imposing, especially the floor. Also some of Michelangelo´s best statues.

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calgary alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the issues when we had when in Italy and not with our regular tour was that everything was in latin or italian. This made it very hard to just tour on our own , can't read inscription dedicated to what ever you were looking at. The Cappella Medicee included a free english tour. This was a must see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Medici chapel is just around the corner from the Duomo and deserves to be better known. We stumbled on it by accident and decided to have a look inside. There were no queues and a reasonable entry price (€6 and student consession). Downstairs there is a small museum, mainly gold ornaments, and a small shop. Upstairs there a two... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The chapel is very close to the Duomo, but not nearly so crowded. You can really get close to admire the varied marble work and the Michelangelo sculptures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two Medici tombs with Michelangelo sculptures and an incredible grand room (see photo). Once you are in, head to the second floor - its just incredible. We bought tickets when they opened at 9h00, minimal line - 6 euros each.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Medicis assuaged the guilt they accrued through political machinations by sponsoring many religious buildings. This is their chapel - and contains a very beautiful Donatello pulpit - but be ready to pay extra to see that, as well as for different sections of the building

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a sight you should not miss if you are interseted in architecture and art. It was absolutely wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For some reason the Cappelle Medici isn't classed as one of the big attractions on Florence. This is also backed up by only queueing for 5mins to get in. Compared to other attractions it is quite small but no less impressive, in particular the chapel of the Princes which was imposing even with renovation scaffolding present. At €6 to get... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would suggest to go only if you already have seen everything else in town or you are too fond in Medici

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Medici Chapel ( on the side of San Lorenzo Basilica) on the way back from the Accademia. There were no queues and few crowds. The main crypt which took 100 years to build is amazing; even with scaffolds inside. We surmised that even Bill Gates would struggle to put its equivalent together today! On top of this is... More 

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