Certosa e Museo di San Martino Napoli, Naples

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Certosa e Museo di San Martino Napoli, a 14th-century monastery, is now a museum containing what is considered the finest nativity scene in the world, featuring more than 160 people. Study the exhibits housed in the monks' former living quarters. Discover treasures, such as the ships of the Bourbon kings, fine religious artworks, ceramics, and historic maps. Stroll through the rooms of the monastery, cloisters, and gardens. You'll have excellent views of Naples, Mount Vesuvius, and the bay. Add Certosa e Museo di San Martino Napoli to your Naples travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Naples attractions planning app .
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  • Beautiful place, filled with history, but lacks much in the interface with the public is left to itself and with an unclear path finding it very difficult to track down the locations and routes to visit, that an area as vast as this is a big deal. The city view from the top is breathtaking nonetheless.
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  • We were able to get in for free thanks to the Artecard (which, I think, not really worth the shot unless not you want to survey the city in long wide and cross). I was quite disappointed by this Museum: the collection is not famous, there is not a lot of parts (the rooms seem to be empty), all the interest lies in the building itself, which is in the hills of the city, it offers an amazing panorama. In addition, the rooms are not air-conditioned. When it's 40 degrees outside, the visit is really not nice. We didn't stay there long.
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  • This place is very rich in history and the Museum includes very beautiful pieces including crèches Neapolitan specialties. Unfortunately, the limited number of staff does not have the opening of all the rooms, so we could not see the big boats that seemed interesting to see.
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  • The presepe at this museum are beyond belief.. could have spent an entire afternoon admiring the detail on each figurine..and the main presepe was amazing!!
  • The building itself and marvellous view of the city are probably the most notable reasons to visit. Surprisingly there is a small nautical section displaying two old launches and a few ship models which I appreciated. The first part of the museum is dedicated to nativity scenes (cribs) - a permanent exhibition. Very strange but apparently famous for the region.
  • Beautiful views. Not expensive to get in.
  • It was a very interesting sight. The gardens offer a magnificent view of Naples.
  • Overwhelmingly beautiful church and monastic complex along with a collection and exhibition of wonderful artworks. Great panoramic view of the city as well.

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