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Complesso Museale di Santa Chiara

Via Santa Chiara, 49/c, 80134, Naples, Italy
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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 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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Reviewed 21 May 2017

We visited in the afternoon, not too many people. Quite hard to find, behind a huge closed down church, next to playground. The cloisters are lovely with painted ceiling. The gardens and columns covered in lovely Yellow tiles. We got seniors price 4 eur. Do...More

Thank leigh69_13
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Even though the cloister is one of the most iconic place for touristis coming from all over Europe to Naples it is very bad-kept, especially if we consider the igenic aspect. As regards the monastry, it was destroyed during WWII, and the modern rebuildng lacks...More

Thank Fabio Ashtar T
Reviewed 4 May 2017

The tiled cloister is very famous and an iconic image of Naples, but honestly, it's not that great. The adjoining church was destroyed during WWII and subsequently reconstructed very badly in grey concrete ...unfortunately most of the decorations were lost and the final result looks...More

Thank DottIng
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The cloister is really beautiful with great frescoes and majolica pillars and walkways. A gem. So peaceful away from the noise and fumes of Naples.

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Always fascinated by the song on Santa Chiara, discovering the beauty of it was such a pleasure. I also adored the coffee served in it and the little museum, an absolute must.

Thank Maurizia-Ramzi
Reviewed 22 April 2017

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...More

Thank Bin_travelin_1
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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..

Thank pierre s
Reviewed 4 April 2017

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 .

Thank MILOUW
Reviewed 29 March 2017

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...More

Thank diasporic
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...More

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