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Palazzo Medici Riccardi

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Address: Via Cavour 1, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055-276-0340
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Nice exterior

Didn't go in because there's so much to look at on the outside - on most guided tours just take you around to explain the statues. People don't tend to actually visit inside... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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Irvine, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are some interesting art collection in the Medici palace. The entrance to the museum has a beautiful painting of the "Procession of the Magi". The Galleria room is truly breathtaking with its mirrored walls and frescos in the ceiling

Thank Shankar K
Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Every room has different taste. Lots of paintings on the walls and ceilings. Lots of statues, jewelleries, collections. You should visit this wonderful place.

Thank Melih E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You simply must visit the Medici Riccardi, just because it will add an important piece to you jigsaw knowledge of Florence and how it came to be what we now see today.

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Yerevan, Armenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a real jewel of Renaissance architecture. When you enter the palace you find yourself in 15th century. Here your imagination can bring out the scenes of the books you have read about this era. Apart from the artworks, statues you will see here, you will be amazed by the luxuriance of the palace itself.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't go in because there's so much to look at on the outside - on most guided tours just take you around to explain the statues. People don't tend to actually visit inside. Worth a look for history lovers.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's just OK, if you have extra time spend it here, otherwise there are a lot good places to visit in this beautiful city

Thank Mohsenkh
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once home to the Medici family, I was expecting much more. Rather disappointing visit with not much to see! 15 euros for me and my 2 daughters and it took us 30 min maximum to go around the place like many other visitors it seems. The only nice room was full of chairs as it was used for a cinema... More 

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Knysna, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You need about an hour and a half to absorb this palazzo: from the outside it is fairly non-descript- from the inside it is breathtaking, especially the cappella!

Thank Heidi T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice Palace! With the Spirit of Medieval century.. Different side of Florence! beautiful and quite place. They organize exhibitions and concerts (unfortunately we missed one- there was opera night in the palace I would've advice to visit it if there will be) There is discount for the entrance for international Students under 21 (just bring your ID) Grazie mille a... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Visit here every time I come to Florence. The chapel and it's frescoes are an absolute must for anyone interested in art or history. Not as grand as later Medici palaces but usually more peaceful than them.

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