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Piazza San Domenico Maggiore

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Address: Piazza San Domenico Maggiore, 1, Naples, Italy
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At the center of this picturesque square stands the splendid San Domenico...

At the center of this picturesque square stands the splendid San Domenico Maggiore, the church that was built in 1283 by King Charles II of Angevin.

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Lively piazza to hang out in before or after visiting the church

One of the larger piazzas in the Centro Storico, there are several cafes/restaurants and the streets around the piazza are lined with touristy shops. Be careful: you are allowed... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2015
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This charming little square was right behind our hotel (Europeo) and is a great place to have a coffee, beer or wine (beware: it is expensive to sit down in Italy, so be prepared to pay 5 euros for a glass of wine). You can also buy your drinks in one of the shops and just sit on the street,... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 491 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

That's for sure one of the most interesting squares in the city of Naples. The Piazza San Domenico Maggiore is located on so called "Spaccanapoli" or Via Benedetto Croce. The piazza is rather of the middle size and tucked amidst the massive and large buildings, among others, here is also the Church of San Domenico Maggiore. So the place is... More 

Thank Oleg Y
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Very near to where we are staying, this old square continues as a lively urban one today. It's a good size, hemmed in by graffiti and recycling bins but there is also space to sit, or eat and drink, or just hang out.

1 Thank Abcdefxxx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

Perfect ingredients, beautiful sight Only imperfect aspect is the shadow almost all the day covering the square

1 Thank Ornella V
Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015

One of the larger piazzas in the Centro Storico, there are several cafes/restaurants and the streets around the piazza are lined with touristy shops. Be careful: you are allowed to sit on the planters and eat street food you have brought, but the cafe owners nearby will give you the stink-eye and one will try to chase you out. Stand... More 

1 Thank moorejjbb
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 607 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015

While walking through old town Naples you'll come across the Piazza San Domenico Maggiore and will immediately admire the huge decorated central obelisk, in the center of the roughly triangular area. Intimate are w adjacent buildings and cafes and church. Looks similar to the nearby Piazza Gesu Nuovo, but still very different. ...

1 Thank David B L
Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 498 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2015

A not very big,cobbled square situated in the middle of the old town.You can find here an old church,an interestind obelisk and a cafe with outside tables.

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Edegem, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2015

Nice Pizza place, street artists, tourists, statue, a church ( that was closed) souvenir shops, a nice place to rest and suck up the city.

1 Thank Nico K
Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 4 August 2012

do you want to know how neapolitans spend their spare time? go to the very heart of the City and enjoy the coffee bars, musical bands in the street, pizzerie, bars, original and vintage shops, ateliers etc etc, people are there, they relax and enjoy life with each other. When I go to Naples I always go there.

4 Thank Haicapitocome
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Reviewed 29 April 2010

If you are walking through the Spaccanapoli, the main artery of the old town (now pedestrianized) you will find a triangular square, with a spire on the middle. The piazza S. Domenico is the best place to take coffee and sweets, specially at the famous "Scaturchio". At the square you can visit the homonym church which contains many works of... More 

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