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Certosa e Museo di San Martino

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Address: Largo San Martino 5, 80129 Naples, Italy
Phone Number: 0039.081.2294568
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Founded in the 14th century as a Carthusian monastery, this museum contains...

Founded in the 14th century as a Carthusian monastery, this museum contains a ceiling painting of the "Ascension" by Lanfranco and the ceiling fresco of the "Triumph of Judith" (1704) by Luca Giordano.

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We took advantage of the free entrance on the first Sunday of each month and were not disappointed. This is a former monastery located on a hill overlooking Naples. It sits... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Richard C
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Bristol, United Kingdom

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took advantage of the free entrance on the first Sunday of each month and were not disappointed. This is a former monastery located on a hill overlooking Naples. It sits beneath Castel St Elmo. It is now a museum and hosts some interesting exhibits including Royal barges and carriages. Some of the rooms and former chapel are lavishly decorated... More 

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Trieste, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been here on a sunny Sunday morning (interestingly enough, away from hoards of tourists). Breathtaking vistas and a very soothing and relaxing walk. Naples from here seems more quiet and silent... even more magical - if it were possible!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful architecture and interiors, splendid view and interesting museum. Highly recommend a visit.

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denver, colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

We did not know this treasure was waiting for us at the top of the hill. Our cruise ship made an unscheduled stop in Naples and we climbed up (and up and up) the hill for the view. We almost didn't go in the Museum as we didn't know it was a converted monastery. The place was gorgeous, we were... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

A beautiful setting, great ceiling frescos, serene yet empty cloisters, wonderful gardens, perfect views of Naples and the Bay. Get lost in numerous rooms and get stunning photos of the Naples and the volcano. The funicular takes you directly to the top of the hill as well as the metro line 1, or you can hike uphill and make it... More 

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

I failed to understand the explanations of the display items but still impressed by its ceiling fresco. If it can be designed as cloth patterns that would be awesome !

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Wurzburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

We came early to this monastery and had the place to ourselves...a really special visit. From the amazing church to Nativity figurines, to beautiful views, the visit here was completely worthwhile. A must when visiting Naples.

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The Romans knew how to live and left so much behind! You need to spend a full day to see all - never seen so many statues in the same place. Highly recommended!

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Dayton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Lots to see. Incredible wood inlays, Nativities and beautiful views of the bay. Wayfinding is not good (no signage) and the workers that day were not friendly or helpful.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A beautiful baroque church, serene and lovely cloisters, wonderful gardens, perfect views of Naples and the Bay. It's a long walk up and be prepared for a lack of signs. But it's worth it.

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