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Complesso Museale Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco: Tours & Tickets

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"Pezzentele" Souls Church In the heart of the ancient center of Naples, along via dei Tribunali, there is the Church of Santa Maria delle Anime in Purgatory in Arco, known to the Neapolitan people as the church "de '' e cape 'e morte" (the head of...more
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Via Dei Tribunali 39, 80138, Naples, Italy
+39 333 383 2561
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Reviewed 8 September 2019

This church is on the 'main tourist drag' in Naples. Why not stop in and see amazing artwork? Marble and stucco from the early 1600's and beautiful paintings... we walked in for free. We did not go into the small museum in the sacristy, or...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 31 August 2019

This was a highlight on our visit to Naples. I had never before heard of such a practice of helping the dear departed leave purgatory for heaven. Very intense and solemn experience of death. Probably not for the weak of heart, but those of us...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 21 August 2019

Worship of the dead has persisted from the 17th century, with many skulls, bones and other funerary motifs on and around the facade and in the interior. Loved the nave and the rich, lavish baroque decoration. The winged skull in the apse area may cause...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 31 July 2019

So this church is unique...it is infact 2 churches. The one you can see from the outside is free to enter and stroll around but the oddity is the paintings all seem death related and there are skulls everywhere? The 2nd church is underneath and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 21 June 2019 via mobile

Quite a sobering church. Really puts things in perspective. The small price to go downstairs is well worth it.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 20 June 2019

This old church started out in 1838 and was established to pray for those in purgatory. It is interesting and a little different with its decorations.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 8 February 2019

Unlike the other grand Churches this one is a bit dark & sombre. With strange statues & works of art. The owner was on a different trip here. Pop in for a quick visit only- it's free, as it should be.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

What an incredible place. Having not done my Naples homework,and just enjoying taking in the atmosphere, we came across this incredible place . Buy a ticket to go downstairs. It is well worth it! A church dedicated to getting souls from purgatory..

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

A major disappointment that we only found out on the site that it is closed. A sign says the same information as the info previously seen on the Internet, but gates were locked and there is no sign whatsoever about when it will be open...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Erzsi2015
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Make sure you touch the skull on the outside... for good luck. You are allowed to take photos in the upper church but not in the lower section. Upper church is free but you have to pay to go downstairs. Still it is interesting to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from paquita373 | Reviewed this property |
Behind the information desk. You have to pay a ticket fee to get there. It is a guided tour. I think it only costs 5€. It is worth it! The guide had a degree in history of art and the explanation he gave us was great. He... More