Cappella Pazzi

The Pazzi Chapel by Filippo Brunelleschi is a religious building, considered to be one of the masterpieces of Renaissance architecture. It is located in the "first cloister" of the Basilica di Santa Croce. Though funds for the chapel were assembled in 1429 by Andrea Pazzi, head of the Pazzi family, whose wealth was second only to theMedici, construction did not begin until about 1441. The chapel was completed in the 1460s, almost 2 decades after the death of the architect himself. The building is considered to be an Early Renaissance masterpiece. The main purpose of the building was as the cathedral chapter house and use as a classroom for the teaching of monks and other religious purposes.