National Museum of San Martino in Naples, Italy

Museo nazionale di San Martino

The National Museum of San Martino (Italian: Museo nazionale di San Martino) is a former monastery complex, now a museum, located on top of the Vomero hill, at the highest point of the city of Naples, southern Italy.




Five interesting facts about the museum:

  • The gothic monastery was founded in 1325 by Charles of Anjou (1298–1328), duke of Calabria.
  • In 1623, it was almost completely rebuilt, turning it into one of the best examples for Naples Baroque.
  • Since 1866, the large monastery complex houses the National Museum of San Martino.
  • In over 70 halls, it displays exhibits from different eras of Naples city history.
  • It contains a ceiling painting of the "Ascension" by Lanfranco and the ceiling fresco of the "Triumph of Judith" (1704) by Luca Giordano.


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The Great Cloister, the National Museum of San Martino, Naples

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Columns, the National Museum of San Martino, Naples

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Tree, the National Museum of San Martino, Naples

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Small cemetery for the Carthusian monks, the National Museum of San Martino, Naples

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The Cloister of the Procuratori, the National Museum of San Martino, Naples

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Interior of the monastery church, the National Museum of San Martino, Naples

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Fresco, the National Museum of San Martino, Naples

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Decorated door, the National Museum of San Martino, Naples

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Neapolitan presepio, the National Museum of San Martino, Naples

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Royal stagecoach, the National Museum of San Martino, Naples

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Royal barge, the National Museum of San Martino, Naples

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The back terrace, the National Museum of San Martino, Naples

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View of the southern part of the city from the back terrace, the National Museum of San Martino, Naples


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