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In the heart of Florence, behind the church of San Lorenzo, you do not miss to visit Medici funeral Chapels: built to be a mausoleum for family members, nowadays it is an interesting museum.

Medici Chapels are located behind the church of San Lorenzo. This museum consists of the Medici Crypt, the Chapel of the Princes and Michelangelo’s New Sacristy.

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Medici Chapels tickets Marvel at Michelangelo's sculptures and decorated Medici Tombs in the heart of Florence

Priority Entry | Visit duration: approx. 1 hour | Barrier-free access | No flash photography

Conveniently located behind San Lorenzo church in Florence, the Medici Chapels museum complex consists of three distinct historical structures: the Medici Crypt, the Chapel of the Princes, and Michelangelo's New Sacristy. Built as the funeral chapel for the Medici family members, it is also a captivation exhibition of Renaissance and Baroque religious art.

Medici Chapels opening hours

Monday – Sunday: 8:15 am – 1:50 pm

Closing Days: 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month;

1st, 3rd, and 5th Monday of every month;

January 1st, May 1st, and December 25th.

Entry to Medici Chapels is by timed slots every 15 minutes.

Medici Chapels ticket prices and reductions

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Time and/or date of tickets can be changed after booking upon payment of a set Modification fee.

IMPORTANT: Booked tickets are strictly NON-REFUNDABLE.

Modification fee: € 8.00 per ticket.

Online reservation is limited to groups up to 16 people maximum. For groups of more than 16 people please contact booking@mtritaly.com.

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The famous Medici Funerary Chapels

The first, Cappella dei Principi, where Cosimo and the other Grand Dukes of Tuscany lie, is the later of the two. Its elaborate Baroque interior took two centuries to complete! Note the fine examples of Florentine mosaic - fine inlay done with semi-precious stones.

But the real attraction is the Sagrestia Nuova, a companion piece to the Sagrestia Vecchia in the adjoining basilica. Michelangelo designed both the interior (his first architectural job) and the statuary as a fitting resting place for the popes and cardinals of the Medici family. He worked on it from 1521 to 1533 and left two tombs incomplete, but did finish the tomb of Lorenzo II, with figures of Dawn and Dusk, and the tomb of Giuliano, Duke of Nemours, with figures of Night and Day. They are considered some of his finest work. Lorenzo Il Magnifico and his brother Giuliano (who was murdered in the cathedral) are buried in the tomb opposite the altar, which bears a splendid Madonna with Child by Michelangelo.

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