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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  • is a conglomerate of beauty that never end, that treasures, which art (and Napoleon's looting to plunder, imagine what it was before!!) and now better placed in the past, only too much dust on the Royal carriages, an entrance a little bleak (missing a Bookstore that would give a very different image) and a cloister that needs urgently to gardener, otherwise a triumph of Baroque art, Nativity scenes beautiful, rooms full of masterpieces, suggestive paths for those who move from Napoli you can not miss
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  • Beautiful but complicated because no sense to visit. No plan available. The audio guide is well done but still expensive (€ 5 one) and the comments are not very simple and interesting. Otherwise the building is beautiful and the cloisters and courses are places where we'd ask
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  • Possibly the best views of Naples from this spot... the city, the iconic bay and the bay with Vesuvius as a backdrop. Be sure to visit two separate viewing areas. Additionally, you will enjoy seeing s...  more »
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  • One of the places more loaded with history in a city full of history. Plan to spend at least four hours contemplating the paintings and decorations in the church (where the altar is in fact nothing but... wood stucco and paper!), the sacristy and adjacent rooms, the paintings gallery, the section devoted to historical Christmas Cribs, tons of old maps of Napoli.... and, last but not least, the superb overlook of the city.
  • Most of this art gallery is closed for restauration. We were very disappointed as it is a spectacular place. You can visit some rooms but most of the downstairs galleries were closed when we visited (Feb 2018).
  • The place, located just under the castle of Sant'Elmo, offers a wide focus on Neapolitan history and culture, from many points of view. Here are exposed and satisfactorily described models of real ships from various epoques, as well as fantastic paintings and sculptures; in this museum are also exposed operas from the perhaps greatest Neapolitan tradition,, the "Presepe". Nonetheless there is a fantastic garden, with a view on Castel dell'Ovo and Lungomare Caracciolo.
  • Overwhelmingly beautiful church and monastic complex filled with outstanding fresco cycles, an impressive cloister filled with some of the most impressive sculpture of the 16th century, along with a collection and exhibition of wonderful artworks. Great panoramic view of the city as well.
  • It was ok, nothing special. Great view, but many parts were closed. Unfortunately everything is only in Italian and it was the only museum in Naples without any maps or schemes for tourists with at least some explanations
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