Official name: Cappelle Medicee
Location/Address: The Medicis Chapels is located at Piazza di Madonna degli Aldobrandini, 6, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy.Get directions on a map.
Date of opening: 1869
Architect (for historical monuments): Michelangelo
Architectural style (if applicable): 16th -17th Century Renaissance.
Depending on the time of the year you intend to visit Medicis Chapels, the opening hours may vary accordingly:
Open Monday to Sunday 8:15 am - 1:50 pm.
Closed on the 2nd and 4th Sunday and 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday of each month, New Year’s Day, May 1st and Christmas Day.
Address: The Medicis Chapels is located at Piazza di Madonna degli Aldobrandini, 6, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy.
Find On Map: Get directions on a map.
Nearest Metro Station: Unità is the closest metro station to the venue.
Landmarks nearby: The Medici Chapels are situated adjacent to the renowned Basilica di San Lorenzo in Florence, making it a prominent landmark in close proximity to the chapels.
Stand in awe before Michelangelo's masterpieces, "Day" and "Night," intricate sculptures symbolizing life's fleeting nature. The sublime detailing and profound emotion within these artworks illuminate the Renaissance's artistic genius.
Descend into the sacred Medici Crypts, where illustrious family members rest eternally. Within these tombs lie Cosimo I de' Medici and his wife Eleonora di Toledo, eminent figures in history, infusing the site with deep historical resonance.
Behold the resplendent Chapel of the Princes, adorned with intricate marbles and mesmerizing semi-precious stones. This opulent mausoleum stands as a testament to the grandeur and opulence that defined the Medici family's status and influence.
Marvel at the vivid frescoes and intricate decorations adorning the chapels, narrating religious narratives and showcasing Medici heraldry. The vivid color palette and artistic mastery of these embellishments contribute to an enchanting atmosphere within the complex.
Delve into the Medici family's enduring legacy, pivotal in shaping the course of Florentine history and arts. Immerse yourself in the captivating anecdotes and anecdotes that enshroud this iconic dynasty, gaining insight into their far-reaching influence.