Monumental Complex Donnaregina - Diocesan Museum of Naples

Monumental Complex Donnaregina - Diocesan Museum of Naples

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Monumental Complex Donnaregina - Diocesan Museum of Naples

Monumental Complex Donnaregina - Diocesan Museum of Naples
4.5
Speciality Museums • Religious Sites • Art Museums • History Museums • Churches & Cathedrals
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About
At the beginning of the XVII century the Clarisse Nuns of the Monastery of Santa Maria Donnaregina decided to build a new Church better complying with the Baroque taste. The construction began in the first quarter of the century seeing the participation of the most renowned artists of the period, such as F. Solimena and L.Giordano. Prestigious masterpieces by famous artists such as A. Falcone, L. Giordano, F. Solimena, M. Stanzione, M. Pino da Siena, A. Vaccaro, C. Mellin were brought back to the Church on the occasion of the opening of the Diocese Museum, whose permanent exhibition within the Church covers a surface of nearly 3000 square mt. On display also gold and silver liturgical pieces, among the others the St. Leonzio Reliquary Cross and the St. Vincenzo Treasure. The arrangement of the works of art of the Museum follows a thematic itinerary covering the most significant subjects of Christian Faith. The wide spaces available make the Museum an ideal location to host any kind
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redsneyds
Hamilton, New Zealand15 contributions
Awe Inspiring Frescoes
Jun 2019
Beautiful church / museum with some fascinating objects but the real glory of this place is the second church accessed through the main church with the most stunning frescoes.
Written July 9, 2019
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CaliforniaBernadette
California33 contributions
A church behind a church, both beautiful
May 2019
There are 2 churches at this site, Donnaregina Vecchia and Donnaregina Nuova. Donnaregina Nuova is a lovely Baroque church which houses an art museum on an upper floor. If you exit through the back of this church and cross a small courtyard, you will enter the exquisite Donnaregina Vecchia which dates from the 13th century. The Donnaregina Vecchia not only features breathtaking architecture but also has large fragments of stunning frescoes. There is an upper choir area open to visitors which provides great views of the church itself. The staff were all so friendly and eager to be of assistance, it was a pleasure to visit. Perhaps because the complex is on a quiet street at the edge of the historic center, there were no crowds.
Written May 30, 2019
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AngelaTh
Bedford, UK349 contributions
A lesser known gem
Nov 2018 • Couples
We found this museum/art gallery quite by chance when we went the wrong way looking for somewhere else and we're really pleased we did. It is very reasonably priced and has so much more inside than you expect. The displays inside the main church area are very well laid out with plenty of information and good lighting. Upstairs is an art gallery of fabulous art and then there is the Gothic church as well. We spent quite some time wandering around inside taking it all in.
Written November 13, 2018
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Zosia B
Waterloo, Belgium1,137 contributions
A pleasant surprise
Oct 2018 • Family
This museum was a nice surprise that we literally stumbled upon during our wanderings. A 6€ admission grants you access to a museum filled with architectural interest and amazing art. So glad we visited.
Written October 25, 2018
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Thomas S
Agoura Hills, CA929 contributions
Close to Duomo; not busy and only 6 Euro with Good Art
Sep 2018 • Couples
Easy to find; nicely presented and a lovely display of religious based art. Worth a visit and the architecture is equally impressive.
Written September 25, 2018
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The queen
Reno19 contributions
Art lovers will enjoy this one.
Jun 2018 • Couples
Blissfully peaceful, and wonderfully curated, this museum is a lovely gem. The staff is friendly and helpful and the tour is painted on the floor to follow.
Written June 27, 2018
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vessi80
North Lanarkshire, UK904 contributions
'Ecclesiastical eye candy' . Beautiful building.
May 2018 • Solo
Didn't have time at Easter to visit here as there was so much else to see in Naples.
A bus from Maiori and easy train journey from Salerno made another day trip possible.
The complex is closed on Tuesdays. Entrance is 7 euros or free with the Artecard.
It was quiet and peaceful early morning with wonderful staff to welcome you. Very detailed info leaflet as well .
The 'old' and 'new' churches within the former convent area are superb. Some fine paintings by Paolo de Matteis , Giordano and Vaccaro. Was lucky enough to catch the Rubens/Brueghel 'Madonna and Child ' which is on loan here until May 30th.
Highlights include the 14th century tomb of Mary of Hungary and the gold St Leontius cross with a fragment from the Holy Cross at its centre.
Written May 28, 2018
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Renate V
Hartbeesfontein, South Africa1,096 contributions
Beautiful art
Apr 2018 • Friends
i am in awe of churches and church art. Here you have a beautiful church with a big collection of art from other churches as well. I enjoyed viewing the Huuuuge paintings from close by. Definitely recommended
Written May 12, 2018
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Jen A
Lausanne, Switzerland51 contributions
Surprising
Apr 2018 • Couples
A well marked circuit takes you round the old and new churches and art gallery. Appreciated the old gothic style architecture and views of the church from the upper galleries. Helpful welcome too. On the edge of the tourist track so no crowds at all.
Written April 7, 2018
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Cheryl S
Williamstown, MA247 contributions
Lovely church, complete with art gallery
Feb 2018 • Couples
Wasn't entirely sure what was in here, but was pleasantly surprised. The church itself is quite beautiful. There were also some university students performing interpretive dance. The ceiling is quite breath-taking and there are lots of different parts of the building to explore. The gothic church is behind the baroque-styled one. There is also an art gallery featuring religious paintings on the second floor. Quite a nice place to visit on a rainy day.
Written February 19, 2018
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