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Skip-the-Line Medici Chapels Ticket
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Opulently decorated in marble, gold and jewels, these chapels are a celebration of one of Italy's most famous and powerful families - the Medicis.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Piazza di Madonna Degli Aldobrandini 6, 50123, Florence, Italy
San Lorenzo
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 5 May 2004

We hadn't planned on visiting the Medici Chapel while in Florence, but Fodor's recommended seeing it and it was right in our path between where we parked and the duomo. It ended up being my favorite site in Florence. There are really only two rooms...More

36  Thank Sightseer20615
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 February 2008

Just returned from a visit in Florence. We went to see the Capella Medicee with the very elaborate chapel of princes and the very renaissance chapel of Michelangelo which contained the tomb of Lorenzo the Magnificient and his brother and nephew. We were sad that...More

5  Thank Pennystinker1
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had not visited the Medicee Chapels for many years. What a joy to see both beautiful spaces, one with Michelangelo's sculptures and sketches, the other an gorgeous space perfectly coordinated in color and architecture

Thank david C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed seeing the rich burial chapel of Lorenzo the Magnificinet, his brother and nephew. The works of Michelangelo do not disappoint.The opulence of this chapel is a reflection of the wealth and power of the Medici

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read everything I can find on the family Medici, none of those books expressed the true wealth and power of the family as convincingly as standing in the buildings and city that they built. This chapel is a perfect example. On the ground floor...More

Thank Jacob B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Medici tombs are must sees, but the chapel, currently under restoration is worth the time. The video on the restoration is well worth watching. It really explains how complex the construction and restoring these buildings are.

Thank jterry788
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All those precious materials are so dark and moody that they don't appeal to me, however grand. Still worth the visit

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Two chapels are the part of the complex of the Basilica San Lorenzo with an intention to celebrate the famous and notorious Florentine family, the Grand Dukes of Tuscany. The Sagrestia Nuova was designed by Michelangelo as the mortuary chapel for the family, complementing the...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 9 October 2018

This was one of husband's places he wanted to visit and it was nice that there was no lines/crowds. The main chapel was under renovation but still amazing to see all the architectural details as well as the material used to create this space.

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We came here after stopping at the Basilica di San Lorenzo (which is nice, but nothing compared to this). We did not have to wait in line and actually came right before it closed, so it was pretty much just us and a tour group...More

1  Thank Kelsey S
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

The chapel is at the rear of the San Lorenzo church and costs €8. We did not have to queue, unlike the other Florence attractions, but this is well worth seeking out. On the ground floor is a museum of reliquaries. The main attraction is...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 1 October 2018

On the back side of the Basilica of San Lorenzo are two structures dating from the 16th and 17th centuries. They are old and worn and easy to miss but they hold breathtaking treasures. The lower floor has an astonishing collection or ornate reliquaries but...More

1  Thank James H
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katharine2016
15 April 2018|
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Response from Andy B | Reviewed this property |
When we attended recently the Michelangelo statue was covered in a hoarding and not at all visible. There was only on very small and ambiguous notice in the entrance lobby. If the main reason for your visit is to see the... More
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Response from loliksa | Reviewed this property |
you can by ticket at the chappel. lines , it depends i was there two time, close to the end and no line, lunch time 10 minutes line. not sure about openings, but they closed doors 1600
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