Built in the 17th century to be the mausoleum for the Medici family members, nowadays a museum, the chapels include the New Sacristy, which dates
back to the 16th century. Great evidence of Michelangelo’s genius, the New Sacristy combines dynamic architecture with outstanding sculptures. The square ground plan
covered by a half dome was clearly inspired by the Old Sacristy 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.
2nd, 4th Sunday; 1st, 3rd, 5th Monday; Until the 7th of September 2020 the museum will be closed on tuesdays on the 23rd of August and on the 6th of September
These are approximate prices and don�t include temporary exhibitions or special price periods. Prices can be subject to changes due the period. The final prices are those indicated during the booking procedure when you choose the date of the visit.