Hotels to remember: Medici Chapels

Medici Chapels: introduction

Medici Chapels Hotel

The Medici Chapels are to be found within the monumental complex of the Basilica of San Lorenzo. The Chapels were commissioned by Cardinal Giulio de' Medici (who was to become Pope Clemente VII), as a mausoleum for certain members of the family such as Lorenzo il Magnifico.

The project of the chapel and sculptures on the sarcophaguses, are of great example of the artistic genius of Michelangelo. These sculptures portray the allegories of the "Dawn and the Sunset", the "Day and the Night" and the complex of the "Madonna and Child". A great number of interpretations exist concerning the elaborate symbolism.

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