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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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A witness of Naples greatness

A double amazing experience of Art and power of nature and landscape! Many exhibitions make even more precious the visit to Certosa and S. Martino museum!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A double amazing experience of Art and power of nature and landscape! Many exhibitions make even more precious the visit to Certosa and S. Martino museum!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Go for (and exult in) the view, stay for the interesting art collection, with some Giordanos and other Napoletan greats as well as cool things like a naval museum with real and modeled boats.

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The church was described in the guide book as a baroque explosion, and that’s certainly true. It was fantastic. Every part covered in frescoes, paintings or sculpture. You can go through lots of rooms, other chapels, the refectory, etc., all completely covered with art. Part of the complex is now a museum and has a wonderful presepi collection. From the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Splendid monastery/school overlooking Bay of Naples. Wonderful presepe display in December. Wanted to explore gardens but they appeared in a state of neglect and warning signs about paths in poor condition convinced us to avoid

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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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Miami, Florida
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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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