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Complesso Monumentale di Santa Chiara

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The Monumental Complex of St. Chiara, including the Church, the Monastery and the Convent, had been raised since 1310 to 1328 by the will of the King Roberto d’Angio and his wife Sancia of Majorca. The sovereigns, both devoted to St. Francis of...more
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Via Santa Chiara 49/c, 80134, Naples, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! This must be among the most spectacular underground / subway stations in the world! Be careful! We arrived here one afternoon as destination rather than point of departure. While gazing upwards at the spectacular roof we nearly forgot that we were coming to the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Mesolcina1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The complex of St Claire is magnificent, consisting of two beautiful avenues with octagonal pillars lining the perimeter, coated with majolica ceramic floral decorations. There is an orangery here and within the complex itself are contained the archaeological ruins of the original churches and monastery...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank PaulaGalvin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was especially interesting for me because I collect pottery. Lovely, serene and with good lunch options right in the neighborhood.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank momshochat
Reviewed 8 February 2019

An impressive complex, it features a beautiful Gothic church which was unfortunately bombed during WWII. Thus the interior presents a few salvaged altars and tombs all of exquisite quality as the church used to be very important throughout history. The highlight though is the incredible...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 20 January 2019

I've visited ,more than my fair share of churches and cloisters but this is unique in the ornateness of the decorations - custom tiles covering most surfaces with very intricate scenes. The number of columns and the paths layout makes it fun to take pictures....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CTeverywhere
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

After walking round Naples for a bit we looked at a typical tourist map to see what was near us and spotted this place, from the outside it looks like just a walled off area of little purpose, however we were so wrong! Once inside...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pr1nc31
Reviewed 5 January 2019

We had 2 hours to kill before heading to the airport and spontaneously decided to visit the monastery. What a pleasant surprise! The tiled garden full of orange and citrus trees was beautiful, not to mention the archaeological sites. Combine it with a visit of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AnAmericanInBerlin
Reviewed 29 November 2018

This old monastery has it all. It is now a wonderful museum with the most beautifully tiled cloisters and an archeological site dating to Roman times. The museum is essentially ecclesiastic and perhaps less interesting. Worth it all to spend time in those cloisters but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kirkcaldylad
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Most people will come here to see the hand painted Majolica ceramic formal gardens in the courtyard and this is a star attraction. An area of calm away from busier streets featuring citrus trees. It is worth exploring what else is on offer. A museum...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank KayW972
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Large Norman style churches are rare in these parts because during the 16th and 17th centuries, the existing churches were redecorated in baroque style. Baroque decoration and architecture involves cladding walls in multicoloured marble, installing statues in white marble, reliefs of cherubs, paintings and ornaments....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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12 March 2019|
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Response from KayW972 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Naples is not a car-friendly city. Santa Chiara is in an old part of town and although the streets are not as narrow as in the Spagnoli quarter, I wouldn't advise attempting to drive in the immediate vicinity. If... More
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26 September 2017|
Response from Marco B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you pay only for the cloister.
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