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Palazzo Medici Riccardi

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Address: Via Cavour 1, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055-276-0340
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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 August 18, 2016
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This only cost E4 each to get in, and well worth it. Unfortunately due to torrential rain one museum and the toilets were out of commission, but over several floors you really got the feel of the building and the era in which it was important, and the importance of the Riccardi and Medici families who lived and ruled there.

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were already surprised by the steep cost (for a family of three EUR 2 more than for the Uffizi or the Galleria dell'Accademia) and the incredibly uninspired - or shall I say rude - lady in the ticket office. After we had walked in, we very quickly realised that there was not much to see: the "museum" is basically... More 

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Thank PositiveSalmon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not worth the money you spend. I would not recommend going there when there are so many other fabulous things to see.

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Irvine, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Thank Melih E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 August 18, 2016

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 August 13, 2016

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

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

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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