National Museum of San Martino in Naples, Italy

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The National Museum of San Martino and Mount Vesuvius

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.

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.


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The Great Cloister, National Museum of San Martino, Naples

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Columns, National Museum of San Martino, Naples

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Tree, National Museum of San Martino, Naples

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

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

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

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Fresco, National Museum of San Martino, Naples

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Decorated door, National Museum of San Martino, Naples

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Neapolitan presepio, National Museum of San Martino, Naples

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Royal stagecoach, National Museum of San Martino, Naples

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Royal barge, National Museum of San Martino, Naples

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The back terrace, 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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