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National Museum of San Martino in Naples, Italy
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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 Museo nazionale di San Martino:

  • The gothic monastery was founded in 1325 by Charles of Anjou (12981328), 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.

Great Cloister
The Great Cloister, the National Museum of San Martino, Naples
National Museum of San Martino
Columns, the National Museum of San Martino, Naples
National Museum of San Martino, Naples
Tree, the National Museum of San Martino, Naples
Carthusian monks cemetery
Small cemetery for the Carthusian monks, the National Museum of San Martino, Naples
The Cloister of the Procuratori
The Cloister of the Procuratori, the National Museum of San Martino, Naples
Church baroque interior
Interior of the monastery church, the National Museum of San Martino, Naples
National Museum of San Martino
Fresco, the National Museum of San Martino, Naples
National Museum of San Martino
Decorated door, the National Museum of San Martino, Naples
Nativity scene
Neapolitan presepio, the National Museum of San Martino, Naples
National Museum of San Martino
Royal stagecoach, the National Museum of San Martino, Naples
National Museum of San Martino
Royal barge, the National Museum of San Martino, Naples
National Museum of San Martino
The back terrace, the National Museum of San Martino, Naples
Napoli
View of the southern part of the city from the back terrace, the National Museum of San Martino, Naples

Address
Certosa e Museo di San Martino, Largo San Martino 5, 80129 Naples, Italy
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