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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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Art, History & an Unforgetable View!

With Naples main train station at your back look high above Piazza Garibaldi & you will see the Certosa / St. Elmo, & San Martino Museum. Take the R-2 Bus to the end of the line... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Budapest, Hungary
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The church and the monastery buildings are some of the most beautiful in Naples. Some of the exhibitions are acceptable, too, but more than half of them were closed (and this had not been mentioned before we bought our tickets). I must mention here, that the woman at the cashier/information desk could not give us any sort of free guide... More 

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Catania, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

With Naples main train station at your back look high above Piazza Garibaldi & you will see the Certosa / St. Elmo, & San Martino Museum. Take the R-2 Bus to the end of the line at the San Carlo Opera house. Walk a few blocks to Via Toledo and board the Funicular to the last stop. From there, it's... More 

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Kiev
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

While Church was always rich in all centuries I haven't seen such an interiors, inner yard with skulls and breathtaking views on Napoli bay and city

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Certosa di San Martino is a wonderful example of a well preserved historical site that has been properly modified to fit a multi-exhibit museum without loosing its historical identify. The Certosa host some of the best views of the Gulf of Naples and a sanctuary for people looking to escape the chaos of downtown Naples. The entrance fee of €6... More 

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This Carthusian monastery now a museum is exceptional. It is a complex of beautiful interconnected buildings decorated with frescoes and marble intarsia. It is somewhat light in explaining the Carthusian Order's peculiarities and history. Don't miss the prescepio display; it shows the beauty and complexity of the Neapolitan Christmas tradition.

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

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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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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Additional Information about Certosa e Museo di San Martino

Address: Largo San Martino 5, 80129 Naples, Italy
Phone Number: 0039.081.2294568
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Province of Naples  >  Naples
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm

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