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Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro

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Address: via Duomo 149, Naples, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 081 294980
09:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours


A YEAR OF EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM OF THE TREASURE OF SAN GENNAROA whole year to spend, between faith and art together and San Gennaro.In 2013, in fact, the patron saint of Naples will be the center of cultural tourism initiatives only to discover the secrets of the city and its priceless treasure. Not only. San Gennaro has even become the star of the first "App of the soul" that the Friends of the Treasury created for the 25 million devotees around the world can be downloaded for free on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.Music, guided tours, three tours dedicated, exhibitions, travel packages, and celebrations will create an intense program for the development of one of the most important treasures in the world dedicated to the patron saint of Naples.Tradition, but also innovation. Because from September 19, 2012 on smartphones and tablet Apple is the free online "Hooray San Gennaro" where people can light candles and make their virtual "prayer" to the saint.Almost 25 thousand lit candles so far from all over the world by devotees, whose messages of faith constitute an unprecedented social network dell'anim

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It is a very interesting visit and a must see if you come to Naples. It is very close to the Duomo so you can visit both.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Richmond, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a very interesting visit and a must see if you come to Naples. It is very close to the Duomo so you can visit both.

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Winterthur, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Tousands of tiny colourful gems, mostly gifts from all the Great in Europe - even Napoleon - to honor the San Gennaro cult. Loved it

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Monterrey, Mexico
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Inside this museum (a very small one) you will find a lot of old catholic stuff, for sure the top of the visit is the necklace and the crown which are part of the huge San Genaro treasure but, in my perspective, the best of this activity is the chance to go inside the chapel of San Genaro inside the... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Really beautiful and precious treasures that are so interesting to the history and significance of the Napoli Cathedral. It was very meaningful!

1 Thank RonnieFriend
Brescia, Italy
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

very interesting tour amazing jewels and the guide Fabio has been nice,funny and great to explain the stories and secrets about Naples! thank you!

Thank Stuzzi7
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

So rich museum... This shows a lot of jewels and all things that have done for San Gennaro. The only point was...I was there on the day of San Gennaro but never found at first sight where was the blood (in fact in the church) ..

Thank Epicurien03
Grenoble, France
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

The museum is fairly small, it was around 6€ the ticket and most of the reading labels and explanations were in Italian. San Genaro is the patron saint of Napoli and multitude of wealthy patrons and kings donated jewels and money that ended up in this museum. You can see a few silver and gold plated statues, chalices and the... More 

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Reviewed 17 November 2016

An amazing display of wealth, craftsmanship, and artistry. Breathtaking. A small venue but extraordinary

Thank Linda S
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

The art of Italy is always so complex and varied that one just awaits for the next surprise and the Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro is it...WOW the church is truly a gem and one of the best I have ever seen and i lived in Colombia where they come from and the idea that the necklace evolved on... More 

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Naples, Italy
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This museum is definitely worth the 5 euro entrance fee. My recommendation would be to do a guided tour (included in the price)since part of the allure of the whole experience is all the tales behind the Saint Gennaro' story and where and from whom all the beautiful jewels come from. You will be amazed at what the treasure is... More 

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