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  • Address: Piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini 6, Florence 50123, Italy
  • Hours: Open daily 8:15am - 1:50pm
  • Admission: € 9 for adults

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Medici Chapels

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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Skip-the-Line Medici Chapels Ticket, Florence, null
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Skip-the-Line Medici Chapels Ticket

If you are in Florence don't miss the opportunity to visit Michelangelo's sculptures and architectural design of this special place; homage to the great Medici ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: Flexible

From USD $17.11
Private Medici Chapels and San Lorenzo Square Guided Visit, Florence, Museum Tickets & Passes
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Private Medici Chapels and San Lorenzo Square Guided Visit

Follow your private guide in the fascinating discovery of a unique museum and have a comprehensive visit of the wonderful San Lorenzo square, the lively heart ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $232.71
Florence Monday Museum Tour: Medici Chapels or San Marco Museum, Florence, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Florence Monday Museum Tour: Medici Chapels or San Marco Museum

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Want to immerse yourself in Renaissance art on a Monday when many of Florence’s big-name museums are closed? Then take a walking tour of the Medici ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $33.08
Florence Walking Tour, Florence, Museum Tickets & Passes
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Florence Walking Tour

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Get to know Florence’s history and sights on a 2.5-hour morning walking tour of the city! With an expert local guide, discover the neighborhood of San Lorenzo ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $31.94

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