The Medici Chapels have been a state museum since 1869, but their history is closely linked to that of the Church of San Lorenzo.
The museum consists of the New Sacristy, designed and conceived in its sculptural furniture by Michelangelo but later finished by Vasari. It contains the tomb of Lorenzo the Magnificent and his brother Giuliano. Michelangelo intended to have four Medici tombs, but those of Lorenzo the Magnificent and his brother Giuliano were never started. Today, visitors will see two magnificent existing tombs of comparatively insignificant Medici: Lorenzo di Piero, Duke of Urbino and Giuliano di Lorenzo, Duke of Nemours.
The Chapel of the Princes, is a monumental mausoleum in semi-precious stones, from the Crypt, where the Medici Grand Dukes and their family are buried. The Lorraine Crypt houses in addition to the remains of the Lorraine family, the funeral monument to Cosimo the old “Pater Patriae”.
The museum also preserves a part of the precious treasure of the Basilica of San Lorenzo, consisting of sacred vestments and magnificent reliquaries. Make sure to visit the Medici Chapels to learn more about the history of Florence.
Monday – Sunday: 8:15am-4:20pm
Please note: The museum is closed the second and fourth Sunday of each month and is also closed on the first, third and fifth Monday of each month. Check the calendar on their official website for more details.
Click here to book online or call +39 055 064 9430 to reserve your tickets.
If you have a European Passport, you are eligible for a reduced ticket price! European Union citizens only, between 18 and 26 years old can show their passport or ID for a reduced ticket.
Come find us!
Piazza di Madonna degli Aldobrandini, 6, Florence, 50123
Tel: (+39) 055 064 9430
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