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Medici Chapels

Built in the 17th century to be a mausoleum for Medici family members, nowadays a museum, the chapels include the New Sacresty, which dates back to the 16th century. Great evidence of Michelangelo’s genius, the New Sacresty combines dynamic architecture with outstanding sculptures. The square ground plan covered by a half-dome was clearly inspired by the Old Sacresty designed by Brunelleschi as a private burial chapel of the Medicis. Differently from him, though, Michelangelo added a mezzanine below the coffered dome, so that the room looks more dynamic. The absolute purity of the white marble statues, the geometrical grey stone decoration to interrupt and emphasize the walls, were counterbalanced by the colour explosion of the Prince Chapel, decorated with the technique of semi-precious stone mosaics.

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Tuesday - Saturday: 8.15 - 14.00
1st, 3rd, 5th Sunday: 8.15 - 14.00
2nd, 4th Monday: 8.15 - 14.00

Closed on 2nd, 4th Sunday
1st, 3rd, 5th Monday, New Year’s Day, May 1st and Christmas Day.


We remind the visitors to follow some basic rules of good conduct (hover over "Tips for groups" below, to view) and we remind guides that the groups cannot exceed 25 members.

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Address and Map

Piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini, 6 - Firenze

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Medici Chapels
Medici Chapels
Medici Chapels

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