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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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Thu - Tue 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Description: Founded in the 14th century as a Carthusian monastery, this museum...
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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Superb museum, extraordinary views, lovely gardens

This was a great surprise in all sorts of ways -- such a wonderful collection, particularly the two extraordinary and enormous boats, but also the bizarrely enormous presepe... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This was a great surprise in all sorts of ways -- such a wonderful collection, particularly the two extraordinary and enormous boats, but also the bizarrely enormous presepe (nativity scene), in which figures vary in size perspectivally, producing trompe l'oeil, and the gorgeous gardens. Stays open to a decent hour and there's a great path leading back down to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Th Certosa is magnificent, the building wonderful, the views on Naples and the bay are beyond expectation. The restored part with the boats is unexpected and specially beautifull. BUT it easily could be a ten out of ten when the poor facilities would be improved, the booklets with the plan were available and the explanation in the largest part of... More 

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glasgow scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Church is a riot of baroque, with large side chapels for the monks. Cloisters are nice too. The art there seems to be all locked up, and available to view at odd hours. Toilets are a disgrace. Still, ride up on the funicular railway, and visit Castel Sant Elmo at the same time. Worth it.

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Somerset, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Wonderful building with views of all Naples. We only had half an hour, more time needed to do it justice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The monks who built this monastery must have been some very wealthy monks: the church halls within this museum are some of the most lavish and ornate I've seen. However, a lot of the museum was closed off, presumably for restoration or repairs. And we were disappointed that the garden in the grand Cloister had basically been left to the... More 

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Sheffield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Easy to find, easy to navigate, with a beautiful park outside, and good collections. Hard not to get lost in here there is so much to see.

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Lafayette, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Beautiful collection of nativity sets. They will knock your socks off! Some of them take up an entire room and are made of antique works made by renown artists.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Set up high in the Vomero district this is a little oasis of peace and calm. Some very interesting exhibits, including nativity figures that go way beyond Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus! Stunning views across both the town and the Bay of Naples. Access from Funiculare which is always fun!

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Lugano, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

High over Naples, on a hill from where you may enjoy a beautiful vieuw over the city and the sea. Perfectly restored, now a museum, open to your discovery of the way, friars were living in the past.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I wanted to visit the castle, but it was closed (Monday), so we went to the next best thing :) Although I was sceptical at first, my friend convinced me to go in and visit the Certosa and I did not regret it! Presepe Cuciniello was absolutely amazing, and also the views from the gardens. I was able to walk... More 

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