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“Superb quintessential symbol of Renaissance”
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Pazzi Chapel
Ranked #103 of 610 things to do in Florence
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Owner description: The chapel, designed by the architect Filippo Brunelleschi and completed in 1461, was one of the first buildings designed in the Renaissance style.
Reviewed 13 March 2016

This building with its high ceilings, round arches, muted but tasteful symbolic decorations, airy, personable interiors is THE Renaissance symbol to visit, admire, reflect over and cherish.

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Reviewed 22 July 2015

After our visit of the magnificent Basilica di Santa Croce, we walked outside into the first cloister and found the beautiful Cappella dei Pazzi. The Pazzi Chapel was built between 1441 and 1478 and is considered an early Renaissance masterpiece. The wealthy Pazzi family commissioned Brunelleschi, one of the best architects of that time, to built the Chapel. Brunelleschi designed the Chapel as a perfect space with harmonious proportions. Brunelleschi died a few years after his design. The Chapel was finished by artist like Maiano and Robbia.
If you walk in, it is like a mysterious open space, and if you look up, you see the magnificent dome. In the back is another chapel with an altar. The central dome is decorated with beautiful round sculptures and two paired dolphins, the coat of arms of Pazzi Family. In total there are twelve blue glazed terracotta medallions of the Apostels, made by Robbia. The four coloured glazed medallions of the Evangelists are made by Brunelleschi himself.
We sat on the stone benches at the side of the Chapel for a while, to admire this beautiful Chapel from all sides.

6  Thank tRAVellerOfTheW0rld
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Understated, early Renaissance, formality and elegance. Very nice to witness in person. It is difficult to imagine how radical this was when the architect designed it. Brava, Brunelleschi!

Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

The Pazzi Chapel has some interesting history, but the edifice itself pales relative to the Basilica di Santa Croce, of which it is a part.

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Reviewed 21 September 2013

The Pazzi Chapel has very good architecture and is located in the cloister of the Basilica of Santa Croce. There is a dome at the porch with a very beautiful design. It was built by the very prominent Pazzi Family that wanted to make a name for itself with this chapel.

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