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  4. Basilica of San Lorenzo

Entrance Ticket to the Basilica of San Lorenzo

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The Basilica di San Lorenzo is one of the largest churches of Florence, situated at the centre of the city’s main market district, and the burial place of all the principal members of the Medici family from Cosimo il Vecchio to Cosimo III.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Basilica San Lorenzo
  • Learn about the burial place of many of the principal members of the Medici family
  • See a structure that for 300 years was the city's cathedral
Full description
The Basilica di San Lorenzo was consecrated in 393 and it stood outside the city walls. For three hundred years it was the city's cathedral before the official seat of the bishop was transferred to Santa Reparata. Giovanni di Bicci, forefather of the Medici family, entrusted Filippo Brunelleschi with the reconstruction of the San Lorenzo basilica.

In 1461 the project was completed by Brunelleschi’s biographer and heir, Antonio Manetti. Despite some interventions in the 18th and 19th century, the San Lorenzo Basilica preserves to this day the harmonious vastness and the sense of perfect integrity with which Brunelleschi had endowed it by virtue of the exact proportions that govern its structure.

According to the desires of Pope Leo X, son of Lorenzo the Magnificent (Lorenzo il Magnifico), the basilica was to be adequately completed by a marble façade. In 1518 the Pope entrusted this work to Michelangelo.
Includes
  • Entrance ticket to the Basilica of San Lorenzo
  • Booking and handling fee
What’s Not Included
  • Guided tour or audio guide

When you get there

Meeting point

Basilica di San Lorenzo, Firenze Piazza di San Lorenzo, 9, 50123 Firenze, Italy

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Know before you go
Exchange your GetYourGuide voucher for the official entrance ticket at the ticket office inside the Basilica.

Please note that on Sunday entrance is permitted from 13:30 to 17:30.