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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pace, Naples

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Santa Maria della Pace is a Roman Catholic church attached to a monastery and hospital, located on Via dei Tribunali corner with Via Castel Capuano, just after the piazzetta Sedil Capuano, in Naples, Italy.HistoryThe church and the attached Sala del Lazzaretto were built in the 16th-century. The monastic complex of Santa Maria della Pace includes the Hospital of the Order of brothers of the Hospital of San Giovanni di Dio . The complex is arranged around a more ancient palace built by Giovanni Caracciolo in the early 15th century . The Gothic entrance archway is a residua of the earliest palace.Pietro De Marino designed the church ; it was consecrated to Holy Mary of Peace, because it was the last year of the agreed peace and truce between Louis XIV of France and Philip IV of Spain. The church has a Latin cross plan. The interior was restored after the earthquake of 1732 by Domenico Antonio Vaccaro; by Donato Massa and decorated with Majolica tiles. The apse was designed by Nicola Tagliacozzi Canale.
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  • You need to be part of a guided tour (which is in Italian only). The half hour tour is brisk enough, since there's not a lot of real estate to cover. The most bizarre stuff is in the basement, but eve...  more »
  • Small church of Baroque style that dates back to the 16th century, cross-shaped layout, is simple and beautiful at the same time, the altar with a fresh beautiful, highly recommended, spend to listen one very nice mass.
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  • Entered by chance, we found ourselves in a really neat Church, a single nave but with stucco and a beautiful ceiling, definitely worth a visit!
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  • Here is another symbol of the city of Naples, unknown to most people, this former Hospital saw also operate the Holy doctor Moscati, while the sumptuous Hall of the Lazzaretto is undoubtedly one of the most interesting monuments of the historical centre of Naples.
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