Duomo di Napoli

Duomo di Napoli, Naples

Duomo di Napoli
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34 contributions
Aug 2021
A gem of art and architecture in the center of Naples. I visited the Duomo with my family on August 2021 and I found it amazing. You will be impressed by the wall paintings and the glorious statues of this duomo.
It is unique because inside the Duomo is St. Januarious Chapel. Three times a year, St. Januarius renews his bond with Naples and his blood dissolves in front of thousands of citizens!!!
Don't miss it!
Written September 5, 2021
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Seeking True Quality
Europe3,006 contributions
Nov 2019
The official name of this magnificent church is Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta but it is simply known as the Cattedrale di San Gennaro. Its main entrance is on the Via Duomo. The present cathedral was constructed in the XIII. century by the Anjou kings, but the facade is neo-gothic from the end of the XIX. century.

We did not have to pay an entrance fee. Once inside, we were stunned, how the interior - the nave, the aisles, the apse - is well lit by the numerous windows in the clerestory and the apse! The carved and gilded ceiling above the nave is from the XVII. century, it has five large paintings. As we were walking along the aisle, we enjoyed the ancient Roman columns and the subtle church music, but we could not locate its source. In front of the richly decorated high altar, we saw the right and left part of the organ above us, just under the first arches of the nave.

There are numerous side chapels from the aisles but we only had time to visit the two larger ones, the Cappella di San Gennaro and the Basilica of Santa Restituta.

The Cappella di San Gennaro is a big octagonally shaped chapel, under a large dome. It is very lavishly decorated and is dominated by a Baroque porphyry altar with black sculptures created by Francesco Solimena. The front of the altar table is a silver relief created by Giovan Domenico Vinaccia. In the left part of the high altar is the reliquary bust of Saint Gennaro in gold and silver! There are also two side altars and six huge paintings in total, right and left of the high altar.
Written October 13, 2020
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lisa c
Solihull, UK68 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
We attend mass in this beautiful cathedral and then spent a happy couple of hours walking round and enjoying the beauty, peace and tranquility of this wonderful place.
The Chapel of San Gennaro is a particular high point, which is incredibly ornate.

NB. Depending on which direction you come from it can be really hard to find, if you come from the front it's fine as on more of a main road but one entrance comes more from a back alley and you think your in the wrong place but you're not just go up the stairs.
Written January 23, 2020
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G.B.
871 contributions
Sep 2020
Let's face it:
the main reason why people go to this place is to see the relics (the blood of St. Gennaro) , protagonists of the famous miracle.
Unfortunately, when we went there, it was not possible to enter the room where the relics were kept and, perhaps because of this, we walked inside the church and enjoyed it very much (even the paid part). The structure is impressive and rich in history, so it is a must-see!
Written December 23, 2020
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Jane B
UK140 contributions
Feb 2020
Duomo is stunning with so many things to look at. Walked through a very quiet church everyone was respectful. I was really impressed by the dark marble statues on the altar
The surrounding areas are being updated which I can accept, but the litter and dog mess is appalling. Not to mention the homeless camp to the right of the cathedral and the beggars to the left. You’d hope the rich and powerful church would try and help these people.
Written March 4, 2020
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ProudasJAFA
65 contributions
Apr 2019
I actually saw this in October 2018, but my memory should be good enough for a solid review.

I arrived just before it was closing for a lunch break and was told in English by a very friendly man working there (as my knowledge of Italian won't get me far), when it was going to open again. I returned when it was open and it's truly stunning, the skill required is hard to believe. Crowd-wise, I didn't find it difficult to see what I wanted and take photos. There is no fee to enter, but I think a donation is appreciated.

I wouldn't miss visiting il Duomo di Napoli, especially as its a Naples icon.
Written March 10, 2020
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andyh67186334
Coalville, UK5,754 contributions
Jul 2020
I wasn't staying that far from the Duomo, which is closed at certain times of the day, so check before you visit.
I went early on a Monday morning, and walked straight in, there are no entrance fees apart from the baptistry and a chapel. The crypt was closed due to the current situation. face coverings are required whilst inside.
The Duomo was beautiful, and you spend a lot of your time looking up, as that is where you find the finer details.
Written August 16, 2020
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MerseysideTinkerbell
Merseyside, UK4,337 contributions
May 2019
We had wanted to see the Cathedral but unfortunately for some reason it was not open and there were armed guards with an armoured truck outside. The crypt was open and you paid to go into here. This was quite special to see all of this but we would love to have seen the inside the Cathedral as well.
Written February 4, 2020
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Lisaj730
New York City, NY295 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
Happened to walk by as Sunday night mass was being held. Was pretty special to be a part of. The church is beautiful and luckily it wasn’t packed when we were there. Worth a stop! We lit some candles watched some mass then left.
Written August 17, 2021
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Anna Hristova
Varna, Bulgaria121 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
When in Napoli this is a must!
The interior is amazing. Between the artwork and the architecture itself, everywhere you look there's something beautiful. Don't miss the Baptistry or Crypt as both are small areas of the church
Written August 17, 2016
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