Medici Chapels Tickets

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Category: Museum Tickets
Location: Florence, Italy
Rating: 4.5 / 5
     (based on 967 reviews)

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With a few clicks you can see the most important Medici Tombs, with the beautiful sculptures of Michelangelo.

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What makes this Tour Unique?

  • See the beautiful Medici Tombs with the Michelangelo's sculptures
  • Admire the Chapel of the Princes
  • Skip the line and don't waste your time
  • Stay in the museum how long you want

Reduced and free tickets

Reduced/Half Ticket:

  • European Community citizens between 18 and 25 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
  • Teachers from EU public institutes (Città del Vaticano, Montecarlo, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Repubblica di San Marino, Lichtestein included) with proof of tenure.

Free Ticket:

  • Citizens under 18 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)

Service fees and eventual temporary exhibition fees are always due.

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Audioguides (not included)

Available in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Japanese.

Cost: individual € 6,00; double € 10,00. You can rent them on your own at the ticket office but they are not included in the ticket price.

Bookshop

There is a museum shop at the entrance where it is possible to buy guide books in various languages and objects inspired by works of the Museum.

Cloakroom

Visitors must hand in umbrellas, large bags and backpacks. Service free of charge.

Disabled Visitors

The museum is accessible for disabled persons.

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The Medici Chapels are located in Piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini n°6, on the back of the San Lorenzo Church, in the area of the Central Market - Florence.

Museum

Behind the church of San Lorenzo, the Medici Chapels Museum consists of the Medici Crypt, the Chapel of the Princes and Michelangelo’s New Sacristy. Along with the sculptural and architectural decorations, the museum displays the Treasure of the San Lorenzo Basilica: reliquaries and liturgical objects, great examples of Renaissance and Baroque goldsmith’s art.

History

The vast Crypt, where the members of the Medici family are buried, leads to the Chapel of the Princes, which houses the grandiose funerary monuments of the Medici Grand Dukes of Tuscany. It is an octagonal hall, wholly covered with semi-precious stones and rare marbles inlays, topped by a wide frescoed dome. Works started in 1604 by the architect Matteo Nigetti and went on for over two centuries. The rich inlaid decoration was made by the grand ducal workshops, joint together to form the Opificio delle Pietre Dure (Semi-precious Stones Workshop).

At the wishes of the Medici Popes, Leo X and Clement VII, Michelangelo worked to decorate the New Sacristy between 1520 and 1534, in successive stages. The architecture and the sculptural decoration, including funerary monuments of members of the Medici family, were designed and begun by Michelangelo before he went to Rome. The New Sacristy was carried out and arranged as we see today by Giorgio Vasari and Bartolomeo Ammannati.

Masterpieces

Chapel of the Princes:

The sarcophagi of six Medici Grand Dukes are located against the walls of the big octagon; above the one of the Grand Duke Ferdinando I and the one of Cosimo II, within niches, we found two colossal gilded bronze statues, cast by Pietro and Ferdinando Tacca between 1626 and 1642. Below, sixteen coats of arms of Tuscan towns, made of semi-precious stones, mother of pearl, lapis-lazuli and coral.

New Sacristy:

  • Michelangelo, tombs of Lorenzo Duke of Urbino and Giuliano Duke of Nemours with the symbolical figures (Day and Night, Dawn and Dusk)
  • Michelangelo, Madonna and Child, on the tomb of Lorenzo the Magnificent and his brother Giuliano.
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28 May 2016
I recommend visiting it early in the morning. Chances are you'll be the only visitor at 8 am and you will have it all to yourself. Later on, by the noon, it tends to get flooded with tourists. The first part, with the tombs of the archdukes, is breathtaking, but the room with Michelangelo's sculptures is where the real treasure...
25 May 2016
The main chapel contains the tombs of the Medici Grand Dukes - part of it was being renovated, but most of it was still visible. The tombs are very ornate (multi-coloured marble, large sarcophagi and very imposing). In contrast, the inside of the dome is brightly painted but less imposing than the decor below. One of the other chapels contained...
24 May 2016
The crypt full of Medici heirlooms and graves is nice in itself. Heading upstairs reveals the best part of the Chapel. When complemented with several Michelangelo statues and a awe inspiring dome this makes this a star attraction
22 May 2016
There are 2 main sections: The tombs of the Medici in the large hall and the smaller chapel with 2 tombs and Michelangelo's statues. It was very interesting to see the large hall with virtually no religious symbols at all - wealth was the thing of importance. There was a small altar, set up when Hitler came to visit. The...
21 May 2016
The various rooms in the Medici Chapel are full of incredible marble floors and monuments. The Michelangelo sculptures are favorites.
18 May 2016
Michelangelo statues amazing. Just stand and stare! The 'Cappella die Principi' was stunning. Pure breath-taking opulence. Lots of relics of saints and other expensive items.
17 May 2016
This attraction is often overlooked and enjoys a much less crowded opportunity to view Michelangelo's work.
16 May 2016
The Capelle Medicee is a lovely building with a whole lot of nice rt work especially sculptures in it. A lot of work by Michelangelo in a nice marble building. Recommended!
13 May 2016
If you are a Michaelangelo fan, some of his best sculptures are located here. And with no crowds, the experience is a must!
09 May 2016
This place is made of beautiful darker coloured marble and is absolutely stunning. In the crypt is an interesting display of "relics" of saints ie body parts, that have been encased in beautiful gold containers covered in jewels. There are also some sculptures by Michelangelo in this building.
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