Pio Monte della Misericordia

Pio Monte della Misericordia

Pio Monte della Misericordia
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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4.5
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Bev G
Bribie Island, Australia38 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
This is a “must do” for lovers of the art of Caravvagio. Even though Naples is very busy, our 1 pm booking saw us given entry ten minutes early and there were only a handful of others at the same time. The masterpiece is breathtaking, large and there is an interactive screen that explains the seven acts of mercy. In the church there are other wonderful artworks and then, included in the very reasonable price you also gain entry into their art gallery. A really worthwhile activity.
Written May 17, 2023
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Linda N
Crewe, UK169 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
I always wanted to visit the church to see the famous painting by Caravaggio
and does not disappoint. I never had time a few years ago as so much to see in Naples.
The painting is bigger than I thought and just amazing.
I went upstairs to the museum and also the painting by Cesare Francanzano named Resurrezione Lazzaro to look out for as the woman on the left in the painting is crying and her tears look so life like it’s as though they will drop from the painting.
The cost for entry to the church is €8 and you buy a ticket at the office across from the church.
Written September 16, 2022
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egwanderlust
Hampton, NH1,327 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
The Seven Works of Mercy (Caravaggio) has always been one of my favorite works of art. When visiting Naples I knew we had to visit Pio Monte della Misericordia.

We pre-booked our tickets online and we enjoyed an almost empty visit at the chapel. Upon entering The Seven Works of Mercy overpowers your senses. While the other paintings and sculptures are beautiful. The intensity Caravaggio brings to this one piece keeps your attention.

Your ticket also includes entry into the photo gallery. Overall, the €8 seems cheap for such a wonderful experience.
Written September 25, 2022
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Euromate
London26 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
The chapel at the entrance has wonderful architecture and the famous Caravaggio painting at the altar. Upstairs, there is a series of rooms where, I think, the confraternity who owned this edifice must have met, as there is a meeting room and miscellaneous artefacts together with a collection of old paintings and some modern art. Unfortunately, it seemed to me that most of the pictures stand in need of conservation cleaning: some were so dark with age that I could hardly make out the subject matter. In the main salon upstairs was a series of boards depicting the "Quattro Giornate di Napoli" in comic book form, which was interesting and I think more could have been done with it; context, etc.
Written October 8, 2023
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Isa b
Gatineau, Canada1,436 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
The main chapel is worth it. The Seven Acts of Mercy truly stands out. It was so quick and there were very few others, so we could enjoy it slowly in Air Con. Nice respite from the heat.

We didn't really enjoy the second floor, although my daughter did like to walk by it to see the modern part of the exhibit.
Written September 18, 2023
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Matthew_Horsfield
Houston, TX48 contributions
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!!
Written July 9, 2014
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HEATHERFM
Granada, Spain37 contributions
Apr 2012 • Family
I would recommend this for anyone interested in history of art, the chapel is unusual and of course, the Seven Acts of Mercy by Caravaggio is splendid. However, be sure to go upstairs to the trustee's meeting room and view it from the little balcony there as you get the right perspective and better lighting. Some other very interesting paintings, too, so allow enough time: at least an hour.
Written May 1, 2012
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MuseumJunkie99
Melbourne, Australia41 contributions
Nov 2019
For fans (or is there a better word?) of Caravaggio, this is a rare opportunity to experience one of his masterpieces in situ.

As one of the reviewers pointed out, this is an opportunity to see works of art hung where they are intended to be displayed, rather than in an art gallery. And as another reviewer pointed out, the setting of the chapel is intimate, beautiful and peaceful.

I stepped into the chapel just after 5pm and there were only eight or nine other visitors. I was able to just sit and gawk at this magnificent painting for nearly an hour, with no jostling or distraction. Bliss. Large museums can be so exhausting.

In addition to The Seven Acts of Mercy, Naples is home to two other paintings by Caravaggio: Martyrdom of Saint Ursula at the Galleria di Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano and The Flagellation of Christ at Capodimonte Museum.

For admission, I used my Naples Artecard to obtain a ticket at the ticket office on the other side of Via dei Tribunali. The Artecard cost 21 euros at the time of my visit and includes free entry to three of Naples’ most important museums and cultural sites, discounted entry to several other attractions, as well as three days of public transport.
Written November 13, 2019
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Dohfar
Dover, UK434 contributions
Mar 2011
This is a small church in a fairly nondescript side road in the Centro Storico. But it's a must to visit, as it contains Caravaggio's most famous Naples work, 'The Seven Acts of Mercy'. There's also a quite extensive art gallery above the church with a fine collection of religious works by Naples artists.

You can go into the church for free; the art gallery costs 6 euros, which includes an audio guide (unless, like me, you forget to take an ID document to deposit as security).
Written April 4, 2011
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Premieres-Photos
Paris, France33 contributions
Oct 2019
After walking a long road straight safari , i could finally see the church and visit not only downstairs but also the upstairs with lots of paintings and desks explaining you how a church used to work .
Written January 13, 2020
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