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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. 

Why Visit Medici Chapel

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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.

All Your Medici Chapel Ticket Options

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Skip-The-Line Tickets

Duration: Flexible

  • The skip-the-line tickets guarantee priority access to the Medici Chapel, which means that you are allowed to walk past long queues and enter the attraction.
  • These tickets allow you to explore the different parts of the museum.
  • You also get access to the New Sacristy mausoleum and the Chapel of Princes.

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Why Book Medici Chapel Tickets Online?

The Medici Chapel is an extremely popular tourist destination in Florence. Make sure that you book your tickets online and in advance to avoid missing the opportunity to visit the attraction. Here are a few benefits of booking Medici Chapel tickets online:

Convenience: Purchasing Medici Chapel tickets online is convenient because you can enjoy your tour without having to worry about waiting in long queues and wasting precious time.

Secure Booking: You can book your tickets online much in advance without having to worry about tickets getting sold out. Your spot is secured.

Great Deals: Booking your Medici Chapel tickets online allows you to avail of great deals and discounts designed to enhance the experience of your visit.

Plan Your Visit to Medici Chapel

Opening Hours
Getting Here
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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.

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Address: Piazza di Madonna degli Aldobrandini, 6, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

Find on Maps

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.

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  • The Medici Chapel is equipped with toilets and restrooms in case you want to use them.
  • Audio guides are available in French, German, English, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese.
  • Cloakrooms are available free of charge for those who want to deposit their belongings, large bags, backpacks, umbrellas, and more.
  • There is a bookshop located at the entrance of the museum from where you can buy books on the history of art and souvenirs related to the Medici Chapel.
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  • The Medici Chapels are wheelchair accessible.
  • There is a ramp on the ground floor to facilitate ease of access for the disabled.
  • There are elevators connecting the ground floor to the upper floors that are accessible to those with reduced mobility.
  • The Medici Chapel also has a platform lift that allows access to the New Sacristy.
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  • Le Cappelle Medicee: Head to this restaurant for some fine wine and a nice meal of traditional Tuscan dishes like soups, creamy risottos, fresh homemade pasta, and more made using locally sourced ingredients.
  • Nobile Bistrò: This cute and cozy bistro offers classic lampredotto meat sandwiches, paninis, and salads along with a wide selection of cocktails that you can enjoy while sitting at their patio tables.
  • Fermento Food & Beer: This cozy cafe cum bar featuring brick walls and a terrace is known for its selection of craft beers, pizzas, and burgers.
  • Trattoria Sergio Gozzi: Located at the foot of the Medici Chapel in Piazza San Lorenzo, this restaurant is the perfect place to grab a delicious lunch of Italian dishes like pasta, soup, salads, and more.
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Low Budget

  • Globus Urban Hotel
  • Hotel Lorena

Mid Budget

  • Mercure Firenze Centro
  • Hotel Giotto

High Budget

  • Medici Chapels Apartment
  • Firenze Number Nine
Accademia Gallery
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore: Located in Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is a Gothic-style architectural marvel featuring the largest brick dome ever constructed.
  • Piazzale Michelangelo: Piazzale Michelangelo offers breathtaking views of Florence making it the most popular observation point from where you can appreciate the splendor and beauty of the city.
  • Accademia Gallery: Accademia Gallery is most famous for housing Michelangelo’s iconic sculpture David. It is also home to the largest collection of the Renaissance artist’s sculptures as well as works of other Florentine artists dating back to 1300 AD.
  • Palazzo Vecchio: Palazzo Vecchio has served as the town hall of Florence for centuries. It was originally the seat of the Signoria of the Florentine Republic and later the government centre of the grand dukes of Tuscany. 
  • Basilica of Santa Croce: This Basilica is the largest Franciscan church in the world featuring 16 chapels, tombs, and cenotaphs. Well-known personalities like Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, Leonardo Bruni, and Rossini are buried here.

Visitor’s Tips

  • Book your tickets online and well in advance.
  • Dress appropriately. Knees and shoulders need to be covered. Sleeveless tops, skirts, shorts are not permitted inside the museum.
  • Make sure you set aside at least an hour and a half for the tour.
  • The best time to visit would be on a weekday because it is less crowded. Drop in in the early hours when the museum just opens to the public or a little before closing time to avoid crowds.

Frequently Asked Questions on Medici Chapel Tickets

Q. Can I book Medici Chapel tickets online?

A. Yes. You can book your Medici Chapel tickets online.

Q. What is the cost of Medici Chapel tickets?

A. The Medici Chapel tickets cost €15.

Q. Can I get discounts on Medici Chapel tickets?

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.

Q. What is included in my Medici Chapel tickets?

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.

Q. Can I cancel my Medici Chapel tickets?

A. The Medici Chapel tickets cannot be cancelled or refunded.

Q. What is the best way to buy Medici Chapel tickets?

A. The best way to buy Medici Chapel tickets is to purchase them online and in advance.

Q. What is the Medici Chapel known for?

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.

Q. What are the nearby places to visit from the Medici Chapel?

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.

Q. What are the opening hours of the Medici Chapel?

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.

Q. What is the best time to visit the Medici Chapel?

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.