Medici Chapels
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Medici Chapel tickets and tours

The Basilica of San Lorenzo houses a jewel of great value: the Medici Chapels. A burial place for members of the Medici family, they are famous for ho...

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Join a walking tour in the footsteps of the Medicis to learn about the history of the most important and powerful family in the city of Flor...

Duration
2 hours
Available in: English
Guided Tour
$ 34
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The museum of the Medici Chapels is found in the Basilica di San Lorenzo, one of Florence’s biggest and oldest churches. Book your tickets i...

Duration
1 day
Available in: English
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$ 15
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This fascinating walk winds along an enchanting itinerary of a mile, crossing through the UNESCO World Heritage area: a mile with the highes...

Duration
1 hour, 30 minutes
Available in: English
Guided Tour
$ 28
Walking tours

Who were the Medici, and why does their name still resonate centuries later around the globe? We follow a treasure trail to find out. Sift f...

Duration
4 hours
Available in: English
Guided Tour
$ 167
Castle & palace tours

Don't miss an exclusive tour to find out all about the Medici's Villas and about one of the most important families in the history of Floren...

Duration
3 hours, 30 minutes
Available in: English
Tour with audio guide
$ 50

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The inside story

The Basilica of San Lorenzo houses a jewel of great value: the Medici Chapels. A burial place for members of the Medici family, they are famous for housing the tombs of Giuliano and Lorenzo de' Medici, made by Michelangelo in the New Sacristy, a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture and sculptures, which the artist created from the plan of the sacristy by Brunelleschi, later called the Old Sacristy. The structure was completed in 1524, featuring its white walls and stone details.

The Medici Chapels are divided into three distinct parts: the crypt, the Chapel of the Princes and the New Sacristy. In the crypt, less illustrious members of the family were buried. The Chapel of the Princess is topped by a large dome designed by Buontalenti and was begun in 1604 but finished only in the twentieth century. Here, six Grand Dukes of Tuscany were buried. This mausoleum is a rare example of the Baroque style in Florence; its sumptuous interior – completely covered with marble and semi-precious stones – was conceived as a monument to the greatness of the Medici. Undoubtedly, the Medici Chapels are worth a visit: buy your tickets or book a tour today!

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Medici Chapels Piazza di Madonna degli Aldobrandini, 6 Florence
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