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Complesso Museale di Santa Chiara

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Address: Via Santa Chiara, 49/c, 80134, Naples, Italy
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The Monumental Complex of St. Chiara, including the Church, the Monastery...

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 Assisi and St. Chiara, wanted to build a Franciscan citadel that housed in the Convent the Clarisses and in the contiguous Monastery the Friars Minor. The Church, central nucleus of the whole complex, rose with the title of Saint Host or Sacred Body of Christ, dedication suggested by the Eucharistic Miracle of Bolsena, happened in 1264; the denomination changed immediately in Santa Chiara, probably for the extraordinary number of Clarisses introduces in the Convent.

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A special monastery with a superb cloister

We dwelled in historic Naples for almost a week, and the visit to Santa Chiara was quite special. The cloister is filled with decorated tile in colorful designs, - tiles that hold... read more

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We dwelled in historic Naples for almost a week, and the visit to Santa Chiara was quite special. The cloister is filled with decorated tile in colorful designs, - tiles that hold up well in UV light (they're "fired" material called majolica). The vibrant, festive tiles cover benches, columns, the walls and in greens, yellows, oranges, and rose, - echoing... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

an immense and superb cloister with a huge garden, alleys with columns decorated earthenwares. The wall are covered with old frescos The church is no interesting..

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spacious Cloister with a multitude of charming orange trees and majoliques. The Museum shows fragments of the original space which was destroyed in a fire then restored. Not much to see there .

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing cloister and museum right in the center of historic Naples. On top of the beautiful, majolica-laid cloister, there is an actual Roman spa that is part of its history. Heavily damaged during World War II what remains is a remarkable testament to human creativity and resilience as well as the power of faith.

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a lovely area right off a very busy square. The 18th century garden is notable for the gorgeous Majolica tile work all over the many benches (sitting not actually permitted!) and faded but still beautiful frescoes that line the arcade walls surrounding the garden. There are colorfully tiled columns as well decorated with vines, oranges and lemons that... More 

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Reviewed 24 February 2017

I fell in love with Santa Chiara when I was there, With the busy streets on Naples this was such a peaceful place and so beautiful too. Well worth the 6 euro entry.

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Reviewed 19 January 2017

This complex is huge, the building is a very large but simple church, you must choose a non-mass time to visit, otherwise you will be asked to leave; the chuch's entrance is free but if you want to go to the big gardens you must pay a fee; the gardens are very large but I feel I paid a fee... More 

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Reviewed 13 January 2017

We had a lovely walk through the garden and at the end a great view of the presepi. This presepi is huge and includes objects from an entire village. We enjoyed looking at all the detail that was there. People, buildings, animals, etc. The posting said it was an actual representation of the times it was made, hundreds of years... More 

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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Not easy to find a place that gives you a sense of peace and harmony as this ancient monastery does. Absolutely a must , in Naples.

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Reviewed 1 January 2017

It is a pity viewing the ruins of a war in the museum, many artifacts remind one the grandeur of the original church before the war, and the feat to rebuild and give shape to the existing building. The columns in the cloister garden are a work of art of their own.

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