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Pio Monte della Misericordia, Naples
(4.5/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
Famous for its collection of artwork, Pio Monte della Misericordia houses a museum, library, and art gallery. The 17th-century church features white marble halls and ornate decoration. The exposed altar showcases perhaps the church's most famed piece, Caravaggio's "Seven Acts of Mercy." The side chapels include more paintings from Caravaggio, along with the works by Santafede, Giordana, and D'Onofrio. Adjacent to the museum is a picture gallery filled with more art, refreshingly non-museum in presentation. Upstairs, a small exhibit draws parallels between the works in the chapel and those in the gallery. Take a look at our Naples holiday planner to schedule your visit to Pio Monte della Misericordia and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The Church contains and highlights one of the most famous works of Caravaggio: the 7 works of mercy. Moreover, the Mount of piety nearby contains other works, less interesting.
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  • I obviously didn't read the reviews thoroughly: there is an entrance fee even if you only want to see the church. We had only a short while before our other plans so had hoped to just pop in and see t...  more »
  • A very interesting site; worth a visit for the paintings on display, especially the beautiful Caravaggio, who literally left me speechless-don't miss viewing the painting from coretto-.
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  • Worth the visit to know more about Caravagio the Painter. So few explanations in English.
  • One path of cultural and spiritual enrichment. The representation of the corporal works of mercy is valuable feedback with the apogee in Caravaggio. Beautiful upstairs the Museum with historical documents, the works Of Rubba, a rare self-portrait of Luca Giordano, vestments, chalices, monstrances and other. Also notable is the temporary exhibition. A rare plus, very significant, is that "give drink to the thirsty". At the entrance, visitors, bottles of mineral water. Discreet personnel, never oppressive but attentive.
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  • Lovely Caravaggio "The 7 works of mercy". A truly spectacular picture not to be missed. Included in the entrance price there is also a visit to the gallery where you can admire paintings of minor authors!!!
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  • Pio Monte della Misericordia began as a charity in ' 600 by some young Neapolitan nobles and continues his work. It is possible to visit the picture gallery and the Church. Here you can admire the beautiful paintings by Caravaggio representing the seven works of mercy. Peculiar is the table where sat the Heptagonal Government founders.
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  • This museum are seen. One of the most famous paintings in the world depends on: the seven works of mercy of Carravaggio. Open until 18:00.
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