Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro

Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro, Naples: Hours, Address, Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro Reviews: 4.5/5

Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro

Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro
4.5
Speciality Museums • Art Museums • History Museums
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
A YEAR OF EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM OF THE TREASURE OF SAN GENNAROA whole year to spend, between faith and art together and San Gennaro.In 2013, in fact, the patron saint of Naples will be the center of cultural tourism initiatives only to discover the secrets of the city and its priceless treasure. Not only. San Gennaro has even become the star of the first "App of the soul" that the Friends of the Treasury created for the 25 million devotees around the world can be downloaded for free on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.Music, guided tours, three tours dedicated, exhibitions, travel packages, and celebrations will create an intense program for the development of one of the most important treasures in the world dedicated to the patron saint of Naples.Tradition, but also innovation. Because from September 19, 2012 on smartphones and tablet Apple is the free online "Hooray San Gennaro" where people can light candles and make their virtual "prayer" to the saint.Almost 25 thousand lit candles so far from all over the world by devotees, whose messages of faith constitute an unprecedented social network dell'anim
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Agnieszka Martina
Rome, Italy10 contributions
Feb 2020
San Gennaro is the saint patron of Naples and its chapel is richly decorated. For me the real treasures of S. Gennaro's chapel are the original paintings by Domenichino (Domenico Zampieri) with its vivacious colours. They represent various events from Saint Gennaro's life.
Written April 13, 2020
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MerseysideTinkerbell
Merseyside, UK4,110 contributions
May 2019
This is below in the crypt under Naples cathedral and it holds some absolutely stunning pieces of religious items with fantastic jewels. Definately worth going to see this. Unforatunately the cathedral was closed when we went but the crypt and this museum was open and I cant remember how much we paid but it was a surprise as we were not sure what we were going to see as we hadnt researched this.
Written February 4, 2020
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Miltos3
Drama, Greece30 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
This place is a must-visit when you go to Napoli. Everything was beautiful, and the atmosphere was perfect
Written May 23, 2018
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Jordi B
Grenoble, France130 contributions
Nov 2016 • Couples
The museum is fairly small, it was around 6€ the ticket and most of the reading labels and explanations were in Italian.

San Genaro is the patron saint of Napoli and multitude of wealthy patrons and kings donated jewels and money that ended up in this museum. You can see a few silver and gold plated statues, chalices and the two main attractions:
1.- A highly ornate necklace with rubies, sapphires, emeralds, diamonds, gold, etc.
2.- A mitre ornate again with gold and precious stones

I wouldn't put it in the top of my priorities visiting Napoli, however if you are running out of things to do and it is in your way give it a chance.
Written November 18, 2016
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Nick D
Hitchin, UK19 contributions
Jun 2012 • Couples
Unless you are deeply interested in San Gennaro this museum isn't worth the 10 EURO per person entry fee. The MANN in Naples was only 8 EUROS and we spent hours walking round there, Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro really only contains a few artifacts and we saw everything in there in under 15 mins. The Duomo next door is awe inspiring and actually contains the San Gennaro relics to view for free and is a must for any visit to Naples but please don't bother with the museum!
Written June 18, 2012
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CTeverywhere
67 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
Our taxi driver "guaranteed" to us in an adorable way :) that this was "much better than the British Crown Jewels". His enthusiasm convinced us to check it out - a fairly quick visit (under 2 hours) of artifacts from the city's protector Saint and overall historical popular figure (they say Naples celebrates this guy not once but twice a year!)
The tour of the spaces (underground and the church) was also well worth it, lots of seriously over-decorated baroque art.
Written January 19, 2019
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Alis_archuleta
Canada de Gomez, Argentina8 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
I recommend this fascinating museum after a visit to the Duomo cathedral.
The guide accompanied us for about 30 minutes to discover this secret wonder.
Written December 30, 2018
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minnesotans4
Saint Paul, MN2,568 contributions
Sep 2018 • Family
The museum was located very close to the Duomo. No credit card payment and no photography was allowed. The necklace of St. Januarius was created over a 250 year span from 1676 to 1929. The emeralds, rubies, sapphires and gold were donated by kings, queens, and common people in Europe to design this massive and spectacular necklace.
The star of the show though was the mitre which has 3,694 precious stones: 198 emeralds which represent knowledge, 168 rubies which symbolize St. Januarius blood and 3,328 diamonds which symbolize faith. The Columbian emeralds were unbelievably large.
A person will never see such a stunning array of jewels in any crown, mitre or jewelry.
Written September 26, 2018
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Laura B
Leverkusen, Germany6 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
I can think the 6 € entrance fee is a bit high for such a small museum. It took us one hour, but we are also people, who look at things for a long time and read every description. The jewels and silver artefacts are amazing, but not worth the price.
Written August 28, 2018
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MarioDeSanto
Casoria, Italy13 contributions
Mar 2018
is undoubtedly the greatest treasure in the world even more than the treasure of the crown, as well as having silver busts of the patron saints of Naples has priceless jewels it is said that even Napoleon took for the French everything In his war campaigns he has donated some fantastic jewels to the treasure of San Gennaro, the best guardians of the treasure are the Neapolitans who during the Second World War brought back the treasure with many vicissitudes from the Vatican and from Rome to Naples took four months the strange thing that to guarantee the trip was a criminal Camorrista and the covenant of the treasure doubted that he would bring it back but as I said the Neapolitans being very related to the saint including the criminals to avoid bandits and soldiers in disarray traveled roads that were safe for them and the treasure, and 'a unique experience in the world, I highly recommend anyone who comes to visit Naples
Written June 25, 2018
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