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Pio Monte della Misericordia

Via dei Tribunali 253, Naples, Italy
081-446944
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Ranked #37 of 219 attractions in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Nee York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Apparently this is a private church and it's closed on Wednesdays. Who knew? Guess what day we chose to travel from Rome to see Naples Caravaggios. Yup, on a mercoledi. Check website (or Google) BEFORE assuming it will be open. Oh yeah, the Capodimonte Museum is ALSO closed on Wednesdays!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

After a peaceful week in S'Agata above Sorrento, I booked a hotel Naples just so I could see Caravaggio's Seven Works of Mercy at the alter of Pio Monte della Misericordia. I was not disappointed. Every critic acclaims this work but until you see it for yourself you can't grasp the heartbreaking beauty and how Carravaggio changed the face of... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

This church which houses an unusual Caravaggio "Seven ACTS OF MERCY" is full of other wonders -- including the Papal Bull which declared Saint Francis a Doctor of the Church. I'm not a Christian but found this church to be a treasure of art and peace. It is not easy to find -- you must navigate through a fish market... More

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We visited Naples specifically to view the Caravaggio at the Pio Monte della Misericordia and we were not disappointed. Via Tribunale is a colourful street full of character and characters. The word, "genius" is applied too readily but in relation to Caravaggio it is entirely justified.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

You can find Caravaggio's paintings in this small octagonal church. The paintings are very interesting and biblical. Other pictures displayed are of different places and alive.

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We each bought a Campania Artecard which should allow free entrance to 3 museum listed in their glossy little book, reduced fees in others listed in the book, as well as unlimited local travel for 3 days. We tried to use it today at Monte Pio as our first museum and they refused to take the card. Their excuse was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

A real Neapolitan treasure full of fascinating history. Stunning place to view one of the best of Caravaggio's masterpieces. Excellent explanatory video. Worth every euro for the entrance fee. Good collection of lesser known artists in the upstarts museum. Street where you enter is one where you will find many artisans creating creche scenes for their marvelous Xmas persepi....

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Vrhnika, Slovenia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

There are many churches in Italy that contain world famous masterpieces and most of them don't charge you for the entrance. The entrance to Pio Monte della Misericordia chapel has also been free for centuries, while the gallery above the church charged the entrance fee. But now you also have to pay to see the church and the legendary Caravaggio's... More

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Bathurst, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Friendly, welcoming staff. Most of you, like me will have come for the Caravaggio painting, but much of the other art here is worth your time too.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

What else can I say. If you love the work of Caravaggio you will not be disappointed. The seven Works of Mercy is one of his best pieces. Somehow Caravaggio combined each act of the seven acts of Mercy into one large painting depicting everyday scenes from Naples. Amazing!

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