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Cappelle Medicee

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Address: Piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini, 6, Florence, Italy
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08:15 - 16:15
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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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Small and worth your time

This is a small chapel, but it is beautiful and worth seeing. The Medici family were very important in Florence and this gives a sample of this importance.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a small chapel, but it is beautiful and worth seeing. The Medici family were very important in Florence and this gives a sample of this importance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Free to visit, but be prepared to queue to get through the security, even in wintertime. The beautiful green and pink marble interior attests to the great power and wealth of the Medici family, and the superb sculptures speak of their patronage of many of the world's great Masters, architects, and craftsmen. The three major Michelangelo pieces are awesome! Definitely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This chapel is a stunning work of art. The stonework is simply stunning. It's a beautiful way to experience some of the grandeur of medieval Florence without quite so many crowds

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a wonderful place to visit - especially on a rainy day as it was for us. The history is incredible what this family did - the Michangelo sculptures are such a contrast to the upper tombs. For the list

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had wanted to visit to see the tombs carved by Michelangelo and was also impressed by the other Medici tombs. Very beautiful and opulent!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very lovely basilica. The resting place of the Medici family and the famous artist, Donatello. The inside of this church is decorated similarly to San Croce. There are also reliquaries of saints in the basement of the church near the tombs of Cosimo 1 and his family. Unfortunately, the tomb of Cosimo 1 was gated off so you had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An impressive mausoleum where rest members of families known Medici. It was looked fantastic tomb of Giuliano de Medici made by Michelangelo. It is mind-boggling: pure art!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

If the city of Florence itself doesn't impress upon you the wealth and influence of the Medici family, this chapel will. Its an amazing round of lush colorful marble for their private use. The chapel is more impressive and glorious than many papal tombs, and worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Learned about the medici's in art class and how they contributed to the Renaissance art scene by contributions of their wealth and also hiring those like michaelangelo to created masterpieces for their estates. We visited the chapel in May 2012, but some of the rooms had ladders and areas of the walls covered due to refurbishment at that time. Beautiful... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Really disappointed. 15 years ago it was my favorite art stop in Florence. Now it's costly, artworks have been removed, half is being restored. I remember better days.

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