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Tickets for the Medici Chapels Museum

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Based on 84 reviews
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Do this because

See the New Sacristy designed by Michelangelo

Visit the Chapel of the Princes and the Lorenese Crypt

Admire the Treasure of the Basilica di San Lorenzo

What to expect

The Museum of the Medici Chapels is located in the Basilica of San Lorenzo, one of Florence's biggest and oldest churches. Book your tickets in advance and ensure your entrance to the Chapels without wasting time at the ticket office. You can skip the line and start your exploration of the Medici tombs and chapels as soon as you arrive. This ticket will give you access to the New Sacristy, the Chapel of the Princes, the Lorenese Crypt, and a section of the Treasure of San Lorenzo's Basilica. With this ticket, you can also see temporary exhibitions.

The Medici family was one of the most powerful families in the city's history. The Basilica di San Lorenzo was built thanks to their support and the financial responsibility they took over the construction. The Sagrestia Nuova was designed by Michelangelo in the 16th century and was to be a mausoleum to members of the Medici family. The famous artist also designed many of the tombs that are found in the New Sacristy. More than 50 members of the Medici family have tombs in the New Sacristy and in the Chapel of Princes. Surmounted by a great dome, the Chapel of Princes was a true expression of court art, being the result of the collaboration of artists and lords alike.

Your ticket also includes access to the Treasure of San Lorenzo's Basilica and the Cripta Lorenese. Until recently the Treasure of San Lorenzo was carefully preserved behind closed doors but now the underground floors of the Medici chapels have been carefully prepared to have parts of the Basilica's treasure on display. Special focus is given to some works of art that were recently restored – like the Christ by Michelozzo, a silver statue completed in the year 1444, and the Bust of Saint Peter in wood and painted gold, that dates back to 1552. The Cripta Lorenese is the crypt of the Lorena family that succeeded the Medici family in the city's administrative role. They also had their family mausoleum built in the Basilica di San Lorenzo between the tomb of father Cosimo Patrie and the Medici Sepulcher.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

What’s included

New Sacristy

Chapel of the Princes

Lorenese Crypt

Treasure of San Lorenzo's Basilica

Temporary exhibitions

Location

Medici Chapels - Piazza di Madonna degli Aldobrandini 6, 50123 Florence FI, Italy

Provider

Musement S.p.A.

Important to know

  • Reduced price tickets are available for citizens aged 18 to 25 years old, from the European Union and from Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Lichtenstein
  • Free tickets are available for children under 18, people with disabilities and one accompanying person and other categories listed on the website of the Italian Ministry of Culture (pre-booking fee is required in order to skip the line)
  • Children under 6 years do not need a ticket and can enter directly with an adult
  • The booking confirmation and access codes will be sent to you via email within 24 hours of your purchase

What people say about this experience

Excellent

4.5/5

Based on 84 reviews from verified customers

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  • Anonymous

    From France - September 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Momenti magici

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - August 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

  • Anonymous

    From Italy - August 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Tutto perfetto, Siamo arrivati, i ticket erano corretti e già registrati in biglietteria. Saltato la ok!

  • Anonymous

    From Poland - August 2022

    Average

    Overall rated

    3/5

    It was a small collection of Paintings and other things. Not very exciting.

  • Anonymous

    From Germany - August 2022

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

    Gia da anni volevo fahre questa visita. Sono rimasta mozzofiata davanti a questo capolavoro del genio universale di Michelangelo. Tra tutte le splend ...

  • Anonymous

    From Germany - June 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5