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  • Address: Piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini 6
  • Hours: Open daily 8:15am - 1:50pm
  • Admission: € 9 for adults

The Medici chapels (Cappelle Medicee) are two architectural gems flanking the Basilica of San Lorenzo in the heart of central Florence. Brunelleschi designed the basilica for the Medici family in the 1400s, and it became the family church and mausoleum. 

The New Sacristy is the more famous of the basilica's two chapels. Designed by Michelangelo, it stars his reclining funerary statues, Night and Day, Dawn and Dusk. The simple design features a somber color scheme of gray and white. 

The tall domed Princes' Chapel is a riot of multicolored marbles and semi-precious gems, filled with carved niches, statues and armorial plaques. The chapels' richly carved tombs are empty, as the deceased Medicis now lie in the crypt beneath. 

Pop inside the basilica to see Donatello's pulpits, the cloisters and the famously sweeping steps designed by Michelangelo leading to the Laurenziana Medicea Library.

Practical Info

The Medici Chapels are in the Basilica of San Lorenzo, surrounded by the bustling markets of San Lorenzo. The train station is a 5-minute walk to the west, while the Duomo is one street to the south.

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