Santa Chiara

Price guide: Free

Via Santa Chiara 49, Naples, 80134

Price guide: Free

Santa Chiara cloister
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Expert overall rating:4.1 out of 5
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Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Art, Design and architecture, History

Expert review of Santa Chiara

This Gothic masterpiece has been bombed, but not forgotten.

It's hard to imagine what you might have seen had the church and convent of Santa Chiara not been bombed in 1943 and dramatically restructured before that during the 18th century. Originally built in the 14th century, the Gothic church was built by Robert of Anjou's wife, Sancia, and some of the original friezes and busts can, at least, now be viewed in the museum. The majolica-tiled cloister is also delightful. 

Price advice: 

Entrance to the church is free. The museum and cloister cost 5 euros; 3.50 euros for concessions.

Expert tips: 
Look out for the archaeological evidence of the old Roman city.
Guided tours are also available.

More information on Santa Chiara:

Price guide:
Historic site, Museum, Religious site
Via Santa Chiara 49, Naples, 80134
081 551 6673
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Church: daily 7.30am-1pm, 4.30-8pm. Museum and cloister: Mon-Sat 9.30am-5.30pm, Sun 10am-2.30pm.

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