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Certosa e Museo di San Martino

Largo San Martino 5, 80129 Naples, Italy
0039.081.2294568
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Ranked #13 of 219 attractions in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Museums, Specialty Museums
Owner description: Founded in the 14th century as a Carthusian monastery, this museum contains a ceiling painting of the "Ascension" by Lanfranco and the ceiling fresco... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Lawrence,KS
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

This was my favorite place to visit in Naples. It consisted of an amazing church with marble inlay, behind the alter and into the rest of the church was an incredible display of wooden inlay as well. There is also an attached museum with carriages and boats. There is a garden and an incredible view out the back as well.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The views are the best feature to this attraction. Not only from the museum terrace over the city below, but also the halls. All the details that you can discover when you take the time. We had a private guide, who pointed out all the gems. Try to get them to show you the room of whispers. Stand with your... More

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Salem, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The displays of presepe (Nativity scenes) are amazing, and well worth seeing. Otherwise, the best that can be said about the Certosa is that you get to enjoy great views of Naples from the courtyard, and (a consideration that is far from trivial in Naples) the bathrooms have toilet paper. However, the Certosa is a rambling old place, and the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Superb interiors with fresco-like ceilings and walls, as well as impressive cloisters. The views across Naples are also fabulous. However, the walk from the nearest Metro station (Toledo) is hard going. The footpath leading to the top is well sign-posted but you certainly need good walking shoes to opt for this route.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

One of the best ways to experience Naples for the first time is to take the funicular to the Vomero and walking to the Castle Sant'Elmo, then, after enjoying the exceptional views from the castle, wandering over to the Certosa di San Martino (St. Martin's Charterhouse). The views from the gardens of the Certosa are breathtaking as well, and Inside... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

on the Vomero hill, a breathtaking view of naples from outside. The Museum is a surprisingly beautiful and the Creche is wonderful a mustsee in Naples. Visit it !!

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Riyadh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

A really interesting place to go and so much bigger than you would expect. The garden was really pretty and the artefacts were amazing. Definitely worth a trip.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

down from our hostel we had to walk just 20 min. the museum it's nice, its garden , but the view its tremenduous. you can see panoramic naples. definately reccomandable.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This is a lovely place to wander round and the view of the city is excellent. Galleries seemed to be shut with no explanation and the directions and information could be better.

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San Luis Obispo, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This makes for a great tour, take the Funicular to the top of the mountain, walk through a lovely upscale neighborhood following the well marked route to Castel St. Elmo (where there is climb there is an escalator!) Pass St. Elmos, not worth the admission price and continue down hill to Cetosa Museo Di San Martino - you won't be... More

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