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Charterhouse and Museum of San Martino (Certosa e Museo di San Martino) Tours

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Charterhouse and Museum of San Martino (Certosa e Museo di San Martino)
Once a monastery and now a remarkable museum, the Charterhouse and Museum of San Martino (Certosa e Museo di San Martino) looks over the city of Naples from high above the hill on which it is perched. The impressive structure dates back to the 14th century, when it was first built as a Carthusian monastery. It was expanded in the 16th century, abandoned in the 19th century, and evolved into the museum it is today. The Certosa di San Martino has one of the most celebrated Nativity scenes in the world on display, as well as Bourbon era and Spanish artifacts.

The interior is adorned with frescoes and some of the best Neapolitan art in the world. You’ll find works of Massimo Stanzione, Giuseppe de Ribera, and Battista Caracciolo, among others. Have a look at the intricate mosaic floors, marble inlays, and wood carvings as well.

Tours typically will include viewings of the monastery, monk’s cemetery, cloisters, and church alongside the art. The  Be sure to look around at the panoramic views you’ll have of the city and the bay from the top of the hill.

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The church and museum is open every day except Wednesday, from 8:30 act o 7:30 pm. To get there, take metro line 1 to Piazza Vanvitelli then bus V1 (or a 15 minute walk.) Another landmark of the city, the Sant'Elmo Castle, is nearby and is also worth a visit.
Address: Largo S. Martino, 5, Naples 80129, Italy
Hours: Open Thurs-Tues 8:30am-7:30pm
Admission: €6
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Recent Reviews from Experiences in Naples

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1 There is no Skip-the-line at the...
Marco P
, Dec 2016
1 There is no Skip-the-line at the museum. You have to wait in line with all ticket purchasers even if you have electronic tickets. 2 The ticket cashier had no working computer and could not process our electronic tickets. After some arguing with her, she finally let us in. 3 The museum is in disrepair with poor signage in terms of the flow of where to go to see what exhibits with nearly 70 of the museum closed.

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Skip the Line: Certosa di San Martino ticket

Skip the Line: Certosa di San Martino ticket

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Set in on Vomero Hill overlooking Naples and its bay, the Certosa di San Martino is home to the city’s most important collection of Neapolitan art from the 15th and 19th centuries. Book your ticket in advance and skip past the line at the entrance of this former monastery to spend more time taking in the collection. Redeem your ticket directly from your smartphone without the hassle of printing.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Naples Skip-the-Line San Martino National Museum and Charterhouse Ticket

Naples Skip-the-Line San Martino National Museum and Charterhouse Ticket

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Widen your sightseeing net while making the most of your time in Naples with skip-the-line entry to the San Martino National Museum and Charterhouse. Save time with priority admission to this 14th-century monastery complex, perched on a city hilltop. Admire the cloisters and stunning religious art and architecture; trace Naples’ history through the rich museum collection; and enjoy sweeping views from the terraced gardens.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Panoramic tour of Naples between secret streets and panoramic stairs

Panoramic tour of Naples between secret streets and panoramic stairs

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This tour is so special and beautiful it will leave you with a unique emotion. With our staff you will see little-known areas FIRST STEP We will start from our meeting point, arriving at the central funicular. From here we will reach the Vomero hill, the funicular ticket is included SECOND STEP We will go down the picturesque stairs of the Petraio and we will skirt the scenic and elegant Via Palizzi. You will see the bay of Naples and the shore. This part of the city is little known even by the Neapolitans. THIRD STEP We will arrive at the San Martino hill and at the "Castello di Olmo". This is the highest area of ​​Naples, here there is a beautiful panorama of the historic center, the port, the skyline, the capodimomte hill and of course Vesuvius. FOURTH STEP Once we get here, we will go down the stairs of the Pedamentina, to reach the panoramic and spectacular Corso Vittorio Emanuele. We will admire the unforgettable panorama of the Gulf of Naples and the port and finally we will return to the meeting point.
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The Charterhouse of San Martino

The Charterhouse of San Martino

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From the top of the Sant'Erasmo hill, with its marvelous view over the city, the Certosa di San Martino represents a jewel of the Neapolitan Baroque. Built for the Carthusian order by King Charles II of Anjou, the convent was enlarged and enriched with the passage of time, keeping its beauty intact. The church, completely covered in marble, preserves, together with the rooms that make it up, works of the greatest artists of the past; including the young Ribera. The museum preserves inside carriages and royal boats as well as the largest crib collection in Italy including the ceramic shepherds by the artist Giuseppe Sanmartino, author of the Veiled Christ and still the grandiose Cuciniello nativity scene.
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  • 2 hours
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Quick tour to the Certosa di San Martino and Pedamentina

Quick tour to the Certosa di San Martino and Pedamentina

The white walls of the Angevin Charterhouse dominate the city of Naples from the top of the tuffaceous hill on which it was built, while a little further on you can see the imposing mass of Castel Sant’Elmo. Walking through the cloisters and spaces dedicated to worship, we will be able to reach the terrace overlooking the sea from which we will enjoy a splendid panorama. We will visit the crib collection, one of the most representative of this unique form of Neapolitan art, the naval section, the corridor of the Carriages and the beautiful baroque church. From the square in front of the Certosa we will descend to via Toledo along the Pedamentina, one of the most famous stairs in Naples that offers views of the gulf, to conclude our journey in the Spanish Quarters, where we will admire murals of contemporary artists and immerse ourselves in a full atmosphere Neapolitan.
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  • 3 hours
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From the Charterhouse to the historic Naples market

From the Charterhouse to the historic Naples market

It is a tour that combines various main aspects of the city of Naples as the best example of the Neapolitan Baroque inside the Certosa, the view seen from the hill, and the liveliness of a market inserted in one of the most popular contexts of the city
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Tour of the Naples Royal Palace and Saint Martin Certosa

Private Tour of the Naples Royal Palace and Saint Martin Certosa

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Enter the gates of the royal palace in the centre of Naples; walk through the St. Elmo castle walls; enjoy the breath-taking view on the Neapolitan landscape from the St. Martin Certosa, that overlooks the whole city from the top of the Vomero hill. With this full day tour, the history of one of the most ancient cities in the world will disclose to you through the words of your local and expert guide. You will hear about secrets and mysteries, funny anecdotes and superstition, all intertwined with historical events, in the heart of this eternal city.
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  • 5 hours
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San Martino Hill: Art, History & Beauty with your Art Historian

San Martino Hill: Art, History & Beauty with your Art Historian

On the top of one of the Neapolitan hills, the Church of the Certosa di San Martino is a casket to one of the city's greatest treasures. Built in 1325 at the behest of the Duke Charles of Angiò, it was the mother church of the Order of the Certosini: around the cloister of the Monastery, still today, the small cells demonstrate the need for peace, peace and prayer sought by all monks. The great renovation of 1590 led, then, the church of the Certosa to be one of the largest artistic construction sites in Southern Italy: workers from Rome and from all parts of the Viceregno were charged with renewing the great church. Works that lasted for about a century, but which today open at a breathtaking glance: from the vault to the wonderful floor, every side chapel and every room is a priceless treasure. The beauty here is overwhelming from the inside out: the city skyline looks crisp and wonderful on sunny days, and poetic and fascinating even in the rain.
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What are Charterhouse and Museum of San Martino (Certosa e Museo di San Martino) hours of operation?
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Charterhouse and Museum of San Martino (Certosa e Museo di San Martino) hours of operation: Open Thurs-Tues 8:30am-7:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Charterhouse and Museum of San Martino (Certosa e Museo di San Martino) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 10 Charterhouse and Museum of San Martino (Certosa e Museo di San Martino) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Charterhouse and Museum of San Martino (Certosa e Museo di San Martino) 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Charterhouse and Museum of San Martino (Certosa e Museo di San Martino) costs USD 11.58. Guided Charterhouse and Museum of San Martino (Certosa e Museo di San Martino) tours start around USD 11.58 per person. See all 10 Charterhouse and Museum of San Martino (Certosa e Museo di San Martino) tickets and tours on Viator.
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