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Get up close to three Michelangelo masterpieces

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Opening hours
Today:  08:15 - 17:00
Tomorrow:  08:15 - 17:00
Thursday:  08:15 - 17:00
Friday:  08:15 - 17:00
Saturday:  08:15 - 17:00
Sunday:  08:15 - 17:00
Monday:  08:15 - 17:00
Best time to visit
Early in the morning
  • 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

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.

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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.

Aug 14, 2019
Impressive building
Jul 23, 2019
Very good !
Jul 20, 2019
Interesting Michelangelo statues. Shows even the master can’t fix everything.
Reliques galore but meaningless unless it’s your passion or you like to speculate on human anatomy.
Visually impressive marble walls and floors in the Medici burial room.
Disappointing crypt with no atmosphere.
Oct 6, 2018
Sep 11, 2018
I’ve always wanted to see the Medici chapels but it’s very hard to get tickets. Buying them through was very easy and with limited time in Florence was well worth it. Michelangelo’s sculptures of Night and Day along with Dusk and Dawn are held here and are amazing.
Aug 22, 2018
Amazing. Not crowed at all. Very fast. Recommended
Aug 20, 2018
Wonderful and extraordinary presnce of greatness !! A must for the art-minded and the mystic !
Jul 21, 2018
Highly recommend!
Jul 15, 2018
Such a grand display of statues and art dedicated to the tombs of the famous Medici's! Michelangelo designed some beautiful & amazing statues...a must see!
May 20, 2018
unlike some other tours we did not have any issues such as receiving email/tickets and confirmation orders , very efficient

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