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Brancacci Chapel

Work on the decoration of the chapel, built prior to 1386 in the right-hand side of the transept of the Church of Santa Maria del Carmine, was begun immediately after 1423 by Masaccio and Masolino, who painted frescoes depicting scenes from the Life of Saint Peter. These were completed around 1485 by Filippino Lippi.

In the middle of the 15th century the chapel was dedicated to the ‘Madonna of the People’ and an altarpiece, a Madonna and Child by an anonymous 12th-century Florentine painter, was housed there. The differences in style between the three artists are clearly evident in the frescoes: Masolino’s elegant figures, which are still an expression of late Gothic culture, contrast with the solidity and rigorous perspective of the scenes executed by Masaccio, while Filippino Lippi, who frescoed most of the right wall, painted figures and architectural features in keeping with the severity of Masaccio’s frescoes.

A multimedia show entitled ‘Masaccio’s Eye’ introduces visitors to the religious, artistic and social meanings of the masterpieces in the Brancacci Chapel.

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Cappella Brancacci

Cappella Brancacci

Piazza del Carmine, 14, 50124 Firenze FI, Italia

Details
Comune
City:
Firenze 
Address
Address:
Piazza del Carmine, 14, 50124 Firenze FI, Italia
Opening hours
Opening hours:
Monday, Wednesday - Saturday
from 10:00 to 17:00
Sunday and holidays
from 13:00 to 17:00
Reservation suggested: http://bigliettimusei.comune.if.it
Closed
Tuesday
Easter Sunday, July 16th, August 15th, December 25th, January 1st and January 7th. Access to the chapel is allowed for groups up to 30 people and the visit can last max 30 minutes. The church and the chapel have two different entrances.
Prezzo
Entrance fee:
Full price € 8.00
Combo ticket for the Brancacci Chapel and the Fondazione Salvatore Romano valid from Saturday to Monday. Full price € 10.00
For infomation about reduced tickets, please check on the website.
The reservation, strongly recommended, is to be made at least one day before the visit. Reservations are required for groups and school groups. The booking service is free.
Tipo gestione
Management:
municipal museums 
Accessibilita
Accessibility:  accessible

Access to the Brancacci Chapel is possible through a museum route that goes from the square to the Cloister and the Sala Capitolare. Thanks to the elevator, people in wheelchairs can easily access the chapel from the cloister.

 All the museum rooms that open out onto the cloister are fully accessible. 

Disabled toilets are in the cloister on the ground floor.

MUS.E Association regularly organizes guided tours and workshops in the Brancacci Chapel and in the other City Museums of Florence for special audiences with visual or hearing impairments and people with intellectual disorders or senile decay. These activities are designed for the specific needs of any of them, to make the museum experience immersive, relevant and enjoyable for all. For information and booking: info@muse.comune.fi.it ; + 39 055-2768224.