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San Francesco di Paola

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Piazza Plebiscito, 80132, Naples, Italy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

It is a really nice Catholic Church and very impressive architecture. I was in Naples Ina Sunday morning and was trying to find out where one can attend Sunday mass. Unfortunately when one is on a cruise ship, there is very little information as to...More

2  Thank Shcc69
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

From the outside, it looks a very impressive building, with its place dominating the main square, and its magnificent rows of columns.. We tried a couple of times to get in, but the main doors closed. 3rd time lucky, (it closes for a few hours...More

1  Thank alisdairt
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All reviews huge dome royal palace big square beautiful church piazza plebiscito free entry worth a visit colonnade basilica pillars imposing neoclassical rome cupola mass graffiti austere
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ceilings are ridiculously amazing and that’s just 1 element. My partner took numerous photos. I lit a candle (push button electric- very nice) and wrote in the prayer book in the confession chapel. As a Christian Ifelt very at peace in the basilica and...More

Thank Wanderer757657
Reviewed 13 September 2018

When you walk into the plebiscito square it's impossibile not to see the amazing architecture of this building. The inside is even more beautiful! If I just think on how good they were to construct such a monument already century ago, I'm still amuse! For...More

Thank Summ3rT1m3
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is a very unusual looking church as you approach it from the piazza and inside it is stunning. There was a mass on, as it was a Sunday but feel free to walk about. Its free to enter so worth a visit, even if...More

Thank SteveS1970
Reviewed 23 June 2018

The outside of this church is definitely worth the visit to the square. The inside of the church was okay, it is kind of like the Pantheon in Rome. If it is open when you are there, by all means go in, but if it...More

Thank JenandThom
Reviewed 13 May 2018

This beautiful church with its reference to the Pantheon almost dominates the piazza. The beautiful lion statues and pillars outside are very impressive. I enjoyed being inside but sadly you cannot take photos inside. After seeing many churches I can really not remember what it...More

2  Thank RenateV169
Reviewed 29 April 2018

It is a very nice church, both from the outside and the inside. It reminds me somehow to the Pantheon in Rome (and the external colonnade to St. Peter's Basilica). It is imposing and makes a key part of Piazza del Plebiscito

Thank Aleph_999
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

The church itself is more impressive from the outside, and you really cant miss it when in Naples, situated in the big square of Piazza Plebscito, just across the Royal Palace. Inside it is just a big dome, but that is really magnificent!

Thank agge
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Visited this church after the Castel Nuovo and its wonderful Museo Civico ,prior to visiting the Palazzo Reale as I was sort of following the 'Royal Naples ' route all day. The church is open from 8am to midday and then from 4pm to 6pm...More

1  Thank vessi80
Reviewed 22 March 2018

From the outside, it looks a very impressive building, with its place dominating the main square, and its magnificent rows of columns.. We tried a couple of times to get in, but the main doors closed. 3rd time lucky, (it closes for a few hours...More

1  Thank alisdairt
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

This is a big church with a really big dome. It’s in a big square. It’s very nice looking if you can avoid the graffiti. Naples doesn’t do a good job in keeping things clean and that detracts somewhat.

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