Basilica Di San LorenzoCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: Piazza di San Lorenzo, 9, 50123 Firenze, Italy, 50123, Florence
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +39-055216634
- Ticket Price: 4 EUR
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Landmarks, Historic And Protected Sites
This ecclesiastical Renaissance building, rough and incomplete on the outside yet elegant and ornate on the inside, was The church of the Medicis. It’s been around since Roman times, though its currently looks date from the 15th century. Most of the Medici, and almost all of that family’s most important members are entombed here, including six grand dukes.
The Medici Chapels consists of:
- The Sagrestia Nuova, or the New Sacristy (which actively competes withBrunelleschi's Old Sacristy)
- It was worked upon by Michelangelo and then by Giorgio Vasari and Bartolomeo Ammannati. It consists of two grandiose tombs.
- Cappella dei Principiby Matteo Nigetti, which is famous for revetment of marbles inlaid with colored marbles and semi-precious stone, in a style known as ‘the art of commessi’. The sarcophagi are all empty, as the remains of the Medici are actually in the crypt below the chapels.
Other highlights include:
- The magnificent Chapel of the Princes with 16 coats of arms, statues of two grand dukes (Cosimo II and Ferdinando I) the tombs of six grand duke.
- Michelangelo’s sacristy
- The statues Day And Night; and Dusk And Dawn.
- The Cloister
- The Laurentian Library – contains many invaluable manuscripts.
- Old Sacristy by Brunelleschi.
The church is also choc full of priceless paintings and intricate monuments.
- Bus C1; stop- Diaz
- Bus 14 and 23; stop- Pucci
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28.11% of people who visit Florence include Basilica Di San Lorenzo in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
45.68% of people start their Basilica Di San Lorenzo visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Basilica Di San Lorenzo
83.54% of people prefer walking in order to reach Basilica Di San Lorenzo
One of my favourite places from Florence, may not look much interesting from the outside but once you step in .. oh my god , it is beautiful. This Basilica is of the oldest and largest churches in Florence. You can find some beautiful art inside. Definitely worth the visit.
A great church of the wealthy Medici family. Many of the family's prominent members are buried here. It looks unassuming from the outside, but the beauty of the interior will catch you off-guard. Very reachable by foot.
Place is so beautiful, the front of the basilica tells you how the creator was so precise with all the details
We went here to see the tomb of Donatello. The prices were a little high for what you get, but there is a lot of good history here.
Breath takingly beautiful basilica, the burial place of the medici family which makes it all the more special.