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“Magi Chapel is Breathtaking”

Palazzo Medici Riccardi
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Reviewed 28 February 2014 via mobile

This palazzo was home to the Medici family at one time (they also lived at Palazzo Vecchio and the Piti Palace). The courtyard is beautiful but the highlight for me is the small but beautifully decorated Magi Chapel. The colors are so rich and the conditions of the murals is pristine. I spent 20 minutes observing the details in these four walls. No photography. The audio tour is recommended. This tour should be combined with the nearby Medici Chapels, which houses some of Michelangelo's finest sculptures. Little known fact: Michelangelo designed the unfinished church but his design was ultimately rejected by the Pope as too expensive so the church was never finished.

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Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

It is a small museum and not that crowded. The interior is grand. 7 euro for that.

I would love to see more guild notes.

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Reviewed 6 November 2013

Beautiful art and architecture, hardly any crowds to maneuver through so you can take your time looking at the beautiful art.

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Reviewed 3 November 2013

I have always wanted to see these frescoes of the procession of the magi and in real life they are truly stunning covering the walls of this little chapel. This is the original Medici place and it is stunning architecturally with a lovely small garden. Very few tourists and so you really get a feel for the grandeur of the place, you can practically shut your eyes and just imagine yourself in Renaissance Florence. There is also a small modern art exhibition which is on and we very much enjoyed and is a good contrast to the sometimes overwhelming amount of Renaissance art.

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Reviewed 18 October 2013

While everyone else is jamming into the Uffizi and lining up for the Academia (albiet, with good reason); head to the Palazzo Medici to see Benozzo Gozzoli's Procession of the Magi. The vibrant frescoes fill the walls of the tiny chapel. Because the chapel is so small, they can be seen up close. They are astounding and meticulously executed. Bonus: no crowds. Don't miss the new interactive feature on the ground floor which details important aspects of the Frescoes.

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