Medici Chapels Tickets

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Category: Museum Tickets
Location: Florence, Italy
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Visit the Medici Chapels without queuing up!

With 3 simple steps you can buy tickets and visit the Medici Chapels without standing in line.

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

Do not waste time during your holidays by standing in line. Buy tickets online through our safe and easy system and you will have immediate access to the masterpieces of Florence.

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IMPORTANT : If the time requested is not available, the museum will confirm a timetable different from the one you requested, but as close as possible to the one you requested.

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/Half Ticket:

  • European Community citizens between 18 and 25 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)

Free Ticket (it is still required to pay the presale to skip the line) :

  • EU and not EU citizens under 18 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
  • Any handicapped person accompanied by the certificate of disability and the escort

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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