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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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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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Maraviglioso Museo di San Martino

Perfect place to spend at least a couple of hours. There is one of the best terraces of Naples in front of a wonderful former monastery, which now is turned into museum. It offers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Perfect place to spend at least a couple of hours. There is one of the best terraces of Naples in front of a wonderful former monastery, which now is turned into museum. It offers a magic view of the whole bay. The building stands beside Castel Sant'Elmo which is not t be missed too. The museum has a collection of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

One of the best terraces of Naples in front of a wonderful Certosa.....a magic and emotional experience.don't miss the Museum

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Certosa di San Martino is a former Carthusian monastery now a museum. Stands beside Castel Sant'Elmo perched atop the Vomero hill that commands the gulf. That it the most visible landmark of the city. The buildings house a museum with a collection of Spanish and Bourbon era artifacts, as well as various Nativity scene—considered to be among the finest in... More 

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Another amazing hidden treasure of Naples. Not so hidden, really, because it is perched atop the best vantage point in the area. The near-360 view is breathtaking. The monastery museum is impressive throughout. The new art museum is under development but very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

You need to spend a couple of hours to investigate and appreciate this place. The museum is large and everything was worth seeing. The church is beautiful. The garden faces the bay and is dreamy. Has a great modern cafe which is helpful after a very long ascent through the Spanish quarter. Very beautiful walk up but it's it's arduous.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

It was more of an afterthought at the end of a week in Naples that we ventured to Volmero and visited the former monestry of St Martino. It is a real gem. Sitting high up over Naples with wonderful views and much to see. The vaulted and painted ceiling in the church is an absolute marvel. The rooms around the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We enjoyed our visit of the Certosa. The view of the gulf of Naples from the terrace was breathtaking!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

the trip by funicular- the coffee overlooking the city- the castle- all wonderful, but San Martino- a fantastic (actually fantastic) surprise. Just go!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

You can reach the Charterhouse of San Martino a number of ways, I'd recommend the funicular railway from Montesanto station or, if you're feeling particularly energetic, you can take my favourite way: the 414 steps up the Pedementina from the piazza outside the Cumana Station, Montesanto. Granted, some of the way is pretty grotty and unkempt but the views are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is a wonderful museum containing many treasures. However, beware of the problems you may encounter viewing them. Since the museum is understaffed, they have divided it up into sections which are on view at different times of the day. So, you should give them a ring or check into their website to be sure that your visit coincides with... More 

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