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“Spectacular views, beautiful cloisters & interesting exhibits”

Certosa e Museo di San Martino Napoli
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Naples Guided Tour by Bike
Ranked #31 of 724 things to do in Naples
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Owner description: Founded in the 14th century as a Carthusian monastery, this museum contains a ceiling painting of the "Ascension" by Lanfranco and the ceiling fresco of the "Triumph of Judith" (1704) by Luca Giordano.
Reviewed March 11, 2013

NB IT IS CLOSED ON WEDS. (We kept asking as we went along and everyone said it was open but it wasn't !) Come up on one of the funiculars from Via Toledo area then walk (about 10 mins) or get local bus. Once we got inside, we found it best just to wander about and discover things - the signs are not very helpful. My favourites : cloisters, nativity scenes and the theatre galleries (fascinating portraits of the two main families in local popular theatre tradition) - and of course the wonderful panorama from the terrace, overlooking the whole city and Vesuvius. No refreshments there, though, so take drinks and snacks with you.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

The best church I have ever seen and the cloisters are now packed with art. A great ride up the funicular to Vomero then a short walk down to this truly opulent (ex) monastery just stuffed full of artworks. Fantastic hill top views of Naples. My favourite modern museum (I mean post 1450!).

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

The certosa is marvelous interior, the chapel just entering is worth all the visit, the floors and the marble and wood...you need to see them. The cloisters....and then....the views from Naples, not to be missed

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Reviewed November 3, 2012

Not only is the ancient charterhouse (i.e., monastery) a beautiful museum in itself, from the chapel to the incredible sacrestry, with a lot to tell you about the history of Naples, but the view from the terrace is worth the ticket price in itself! After you visit San Martino, then go pracically next door, to the Castel Sant'Elmo, and catch the view there from the top of the battlements, too. You won't be disappointed!

Thank Lusieri
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

If there is a specific thing you want to see check before you go. We were very frustrated to find that many of the galleries were closed when we visited - only around half the rooms were open. After complaining we managed to get to see a couple more galleries - the staff seem to be happier sitting around chatting so I think they close of galleries to make their life easier!

However, it is a worthwhile visit anyway. Up on the hill you are in a different world from the noise, dirt and bustle of the Naples streets and the views of Naples the bay and Vesuvius from the Abbey terraces are spectacular. The Naples paintings are good (though we had to fight to see all of them), but we could not see the Presepio collection.

Thank Max M
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