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Located inside Florence’s Basilica of San Lorenzo, the Medici Chapels were built as extensions to the monumental complex of the church with the aim to pay homage to the Medici family. The museum is most famous for being home to Michelangelo’s Sagrestia Nuova mausoleum, which houses the tombs of the members of the Medici family. The spectacular blend of architecture and sculpture makes the Medici Chapel one of the greatest masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance period.
Historical significance: The Medici Chapel is the burial place of the powerful and influential Medici family, who played a significant role in the political and cultural history of Florence and Italy.
Artistic masterpieces: It is home to some of the most beautiful works of art in Florence, including Michelangelo's sculptures depicting Night and Day, and Dawn and Dusk.
Architecture and design: The use of marble, the intricate detailing, and the careful attention to proportion and symmetry all contribute to an atmosphere of grandeur and elegance of Renaissance architecture.
Educational Experience:The chapels offer insight into the art, architecture, and cultural traditions of the Renaissance, as well as the political and social history of the time.
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday - 2 PM to 6:30 PM
Saturday and Monday - 8:45 AM to 1:30 PM
1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday of the month - 8:45 AM to 1:30 PM
Closed: The chapels remain closed on Tuesdays as well as on 1st May, 25th December, and 1st January.
Address: Piazza di Madonna degli Aldobrandini, 6, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
Bus: Take bus number 14 or 23 and get off at the Via De' Pucci stop. The Medici Chapel is a 2-minute walk from the bus stop.
Tram: Take the T2 tram and get off at the Unità station. The attraction is just a 3-minute walk from the station.
By car: You can also drive down to the Medici Chapel and park your car in the Santa Maria Novella parking lot. The museum is about a 10-min walk from the station.
A. Yes. You can book your Medici Chapel tickets online.
A. The Medici Chapel tickets cost €15.
A. There are no discounts available for those above 25 years of age. Children between 0-17 years of age and youths between 18-25 years of age enjoy reduced ticket prices upon displaying a valid photo ID.
A. Your Medici Chapel tickets include skip-the-line access to the tombs of the Medici family in the Basilica San Lorenzo, the Chapel of the Princes, and New Sacristy.
A. The Medici Chapel tickets cannot be cancelled or refunded.
A. The best way to buy Medici Chapel tickets is to purchase them online and in advance.
A. The Medici Chapel is known for housing Michelangelo’s Sagrestia Nuova mausoleum, which is home to the tombs of the members of the Medici family.
A. A few attractions near the Medici Chapel that you can explore include Palazzo Vecchio, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Piazzale Michelangelo, Basilica of Santa Croce, and Accademia Gallery.
A. The Medici Chapel is open from 2 PM to 6:30 PM on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. On Saturday, Monday and the first, third, and fifth Sunday of the month , it remains open from 8:45 AM to 1:30 PM.
A. The best time to visit the Medici Chapel would be on weekdays in the early hours when it just opens to the public or before closing time.