La Certosa di San Giacomo
La Certosa di San Giacomo
3.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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This charterhouse or Carthusian Monastery was established in 1371 and built by Giacomo Arcuccio, great chamberlain of the Angevine court.
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Joy Paguirigan-Kayaban
Quezon City, Philippines26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
It was an unexpected place in a tucked away corner in Capri but the well- restored ancient monastery and church was so beautiful with an exhibit of paintings from a German painter.
Written 23 April 2024
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AlexisPinzon
Panama City, Panama57 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Do not waste your time here. I repeat, do not waste your time here, they charge 6 Euro for entrance and you see it all under 5 minutes.
Written 12 April 2024
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joe
Refrancore, Italy9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
When staying longer in Capri this former cloister is a beautiful, tranquil spot to visit in combination with a walk along Via Krupp.
Written 29 August 2023
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Cintia C
6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Mainly empty, the building is interesting and has a charm to it, but there's not much to see here.
Therr are some out of place Diefenbach paintings in a monastery. It's interesting because if you read it up yourself online (there's no description anywhere) Diefenbach referred to the church as the Satan's institute and had his own religious movement.
Written 14 August 2023
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goodguyjas
London, UK1,146 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Solo
Monastery with German art exhibit. A handful of large sparse rooms with a good selection of large canvases featuring bleak but somewhat romantic views of religious scenes and landscapes. Highlight is the imposing church and beautiful wall and ceiling art. Two courtyards to walk about too. One big and one small. Not much there. Not an overly attractive place but for €6 it wasn’t bad. A reasonable walk for some from the centre but quite easy to find once you get a hang of the walkways.
Written 9 November 2021
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dapper777
Monaco62,803 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
We already knew the Charterhouse of San Giacomo from having visited it years ago.
This time we wanted to accompany a friend of ours from UK who was visiting Capri for the first time.
The Charterhouse is home to the museum which houses the works of the German painter Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach, who died in Capri in 1913.
When you visit it, you can see the library, the church, the small and large cloisters as well and enjoy the beautiful view that it offers.
It didn't make a good impression on us.
At first sight, the charterhouse looked neglected as a whole.
The paintings by Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach were fascinating!
It is certainly a place that should be better maintained and cared for. There is also a nice private garden overlooking the "Faraglioni", but it should be better kept, and cleaned of the weeds.
Paradoxically it is almost more beautiful to see it from a distance.
Inside it is a bit rundown and left to neglect.
We left quite disappointed.
Yet the view of the sea was truly impressive.
Written 9 November 2021
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,685 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
I did not see so many people visiting this place, and I wonder why. Ok, it requires a ticket, but the site is quite nice, even if you don't appreciate that type of painting. This monastery has a beautiful cloister, and gives you nice views over the Faraglioni (though it is better from the gardens).
Written 16 October 2020
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janetwojtkow
60 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The Certosa is impressive from the higher vantage point of Capri Town but when you actually get down there, there's little of interest. If you're staying in Capri Town, it's worth a pre dinner stroll but not somewhere you would go out of your way to see.
The monastery is huge and highly evocative but has clearly been left to go to rack and ruin, before being revitalised as a local school (suspended ceilings and modern lighting which ruin the atmosphere). Parts are very interesting and there's a permanent art exhibition by a German artist. The main church has some interesting frescoes that have been salvaged and the two courtyards are interesting enough (one needed a serious mowing when we were there!).
Like many places slightly off the beaten track, the best part is getting away from tourists and immersing yourself in the life of the monks 500 years ago.
Written 7 November 2019
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windaries
18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
Abandoned and not well kept, personal is really rude, the forced us to leave because of our middle sized dog even though there are no official interdiction sign. Not recommended
Written 27 October 2019
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Rajo0810
United Kingdom66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Second time we visited. We love this Carthusian monastery, off the beaten track in Capri. A real history lesson however we think the audio guide content could be better organised and some more signage ( Could be very discreet ) should be added on site so that the tour is easier to follow.
Written 19 October 2019
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