We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Arsenale della Repubblica

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Largo Cesareo Console, 3 | angolo Via Camera, 84011, Amalfi, Italy
Phone Number: 089871170
Website
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Description:

The ancient shipyard, monument to Amalfi's sea power, is surprisingly well...

The ancient shipyard, monument to Amalfi's sea power, is surprisingly well preserved in its unique medieval form. Its impressive elegant architecture, modelled from stone and mortar, consist of two parallel aisles covered by a double series of separate cross-vaults, supported by ten pillars. The museum of the Compass and of the Maritime Duchy of Amalfi documents and illustrates the great history of the ancient Maritime Republic of Amalfi. The museum's collection illustrates the evolution of nautical navigational instruments, among which is the compass, "invented", according to tradition by the Amalphitan Flavio Gioia, in 1302. The compass revolutionized navigation techniques, thereby opening up ocean rautes to the "New World". "The City-State", founded in839, remainded politically independent until 1135. Artefacts and relics represent the fundamental historical factors which permitted and preserved Amalfi's political autonomy,its social progress based on the rule of law and its economic prosperity:. The Translation's body of the Apostle St. Andrew from Constantinople to Amalfi, is re-evoked in a precious miniature of the Pontificalis ad usum ecclesiae salernitanae 492 and by the rare chronicle edited in 1656 by Andrè Du Saussay, Andreas frater Simon Petri deu de Gloria S.Andreae Apostuli. Exhibits of Roman and Medieval sculpture, ancient parchments, codices and manuscripts, statues in tufa, portraits of personages who belongs to the "Mythology of Amalfi", cartographic illustrations of the entity of the Duchy of Amalfi, artistic costumers of merchants and Ladies, knights and sailors, standard bearers and ambassadors, the duke and his bride, created according to the original model-designs of Roberto Scielzo (1955), all enable the visitor to relive one of the most exceptional moments in the history of Italy.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$52*
and up
Private Tour: Day Trip Excursion to the Amalfi Coast
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 84 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
The history of Amalfi

If you are interested in the history of Amalfi this is the best place to visit. €2 entrance.The staff speak English well but are not intrusive,just ask them if you want more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2015
library14870
,
Melbourne
Add Photo Write a Review

84 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 20: English reviews
Palm Coast,Fl
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

This was the location for the AMALFI MUSICAL. It was the perfect setting to hear the story of Amalfi and I'd recommend going here to anyone visiting the area...;0

Helpful?
Thank BiancaPalmCoast_Fl
Melbourne
Level Contributor
27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

If you are interested in the history of Amalfi this is the best place to visit. €2 entrance.The staff speak English well but are not intrusive,just ask them if you want more information. We did the 5pm Amalfi Walk and Talk tour which begins there.Tour guide Michelangelo was excellent presenter of facts,myths and legends.

Helpful?
Thank library14870
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

A visit takes only a short time, but helps to put in context the power of this small city in a different time.

Helpful?
Thank William B
Barrie, Canada
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We were in Amalfi and decided to attend the presentation. Didn't know what to expect but were very pleasantly surprised by the professional caliber of the presentation. The atmosphere and music was excellent. Thoroughly recommend this to anyone visiting the area for a relaxing entertaining evening.

Helpful?
Thank Janamarie12
Ayr, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

The museum contained well presented historical items without being too much of a catalogue! Most interesting location and use of the old shipyards. The Amalfi The Musical was presented in one of the Cavernous yards and was an extremely imaginative production using the unique space well and using the most modern sound and visual effects.

Helpful?
Thank William M
Cumming, Georgia
Level Contributor
320 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

An interesting set-up describing the history and some artifacts of how/where warships were built for the Amalfi navy. Located in one of the actual build bays. Worth the 2 aeuro

Helpful?
Thank willgero
Roma
Level Contributor
180 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

If you are walking around lovely Amalfi in the rain or in the very hot sun, you may seek a quiet shady shelter for an hour or so. You could do no better than this amazing piece of Amalfi history. Large sea-faring war boats were made inside this museum hundreds of years ago as part of the Republic of Amalfi... More 

Helpful?
Thank Simon F
Rome, Italy
Level Contributor
96 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Entry fee was 2,5 or 3 euro so it was not a big investment. While it is not big and some of the displays aren't well explained there is some good information about the building itself and the Amalfi Kingdom.

Helpful?
Thank Jim413
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Attended the Amalfi Musical here!!! Very enjoyable place as well as historical. This landmark was a fitting place for a historically based musical.

Helpful?
Thank Gale W
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
167 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The arsenal is great and has an interesting history. Amalfi has loads of history. Yet little of it is in the museum. And what is there is poorly organized and explained. It could be so much better.

Helpful?
Thank Carl B

Travelers who viewed Arsenale della Repubblica also viewed

 
Amalfi, Amalfi Coast
Amalfi, Amalfi Coast
 

Been to Arsenale della Repubblica? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Arsenale della Repubblica and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Arsenale della Repubblica staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?