Tickets for Medici Chapels: Skip The Line

Get up close to three Michelangelo masterpieces

Receive your tickets via email, SMS and our app
Show tickets on your smartphone
Skip the line, no waiting
Overview
Opening hours
Friday:  08:15 - 14:00
Saturday:  08:15 - 14:00
Sunday:  08:15 - 14:00
Monday:  08:15 - 14:00
Tuesday:  08:15 - 14:00
Wednesday:  08:15 - 14:00
Thursday:  08:15 - 14:00
Highlights
  • Skip the line to the astonishing 16th and 17th century Medici Chapels - partially designed by Michelangelo, this ornate resting place befits a family of the Medici's stature - and then some!
  • Marvel at three different works by Michelangelo: Day and Night, Dawn and Dusk and Madonna and Child
  • Offer your own thanks to Anna Maria Luisa de Medici, the last of the Medici, who decreed this should all be open to the public
Description

The two Medici Chapels, in the Basilica of San Lorenzo, are an incredibly lavish mausoleum and a key site on the Florence Renaissance trail. After all, they not only contain three beautiful Michelangelo sculptures, they're also the final resting place for 49 members of the powerful Medici clan. Skip the lines and get into this spectacular Renaissance church.

The Medici Chapels (Cappelle medicee) are two unmissable structures at the Basilica of San Lorenzo in Florence, dating back to the 16th and 17th century. Thanks to Michelangelo's magic hands this mausoleum for the Medici family members (patrons of the Renaissance and Grand Dukes of Tuscany) has become a pilgrimage spot for art lovers.

Once inside, you'll be welcomed by a statue of Anna Maria Luisa de Medici, the last member of the family. She is the one who bequeathed the entire Medici family collection of art to Florence, including Michelangelo's sculptures. Her only condition was that it would always be available for the public to enjoy. Something we're all grateful for to this day.

Highlights here include Michelangelo's Sagrestia Nuova, the great artist's first efforts at architecture. Its innovative approach suggests later bold moves he would make when working on St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.

The three sculpture groups on the tombs are: Dawn and Dusk on the sarcophagus of Lorenzo il Magnifico; the Night and Day on the sarcophagus of Lorenzo's son Giuliano; and the unfinished altarpiece of Madonna and Child.

See more
See less
Ticket
Ticket features
Instant ticket delivery
Skip The Line
Smartphone tickets accepted
What's included
Skip the line entry to The Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee)
Instructions

Swap your smartphone voucher for a paper ticket at the box office.

Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
  • Changes are not possible for this ticket
Venue
Address
Medici Chapels
6,Piazza di Madonna degli Aldobrandini, 50123, Florence
Additional info

Opening Hours

  • June - July: 08:15 - 16:50, last entrance at 15:30
  • August - May: 08:15 - 14:00, last entrance at 13:20

Getting There

Bus: 13 to Santa Maria Novella.

Ratings & reviews
4.6
88 Reviews
5
66%
4
30%
3
5%
2
0%
1
0%

Sep 20, 2019
Excellent
Sep 2, 2019
Very nice and historical place to visit
Aug 14, 2019
Impressive building

Common questions

What do these tickets include?
This ticket includes a single entrance to the venue, in combination with other services. You can find this information under the section 'What's included' on this page.
Are there special discounts for different age groups/students or teachers?
Discounts for different age groups vary per product. You can find discount related information while selecting your tickets in the checkout. When choosing your tickets, check for ticket types with discounted prices. For example, some products have a ticket type 'Child', which is specifically for children. Remember to bring a valid ID to the venue if you've purchased a discounted ticket.
What payment methods do Tiqets support?
We support popular payment methods used across the globe, notably Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, Alipay and iDeal. Some payment options are specific to the language and currency combination you use when ordering tickets.
Do I have to print these tickets?
You don't have to print these tickets. See the section titled 'Instructions' on the product page for more information on this. Download the Tiqets app to get access to your tickets on your phone - even when offline.