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Complesso Monumentale di Santa Chiara

Via Santa Chiara, 49/c, 80134, Naples, Italy
+39 081 551 6673
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The Monumental Complex of St. Chiara, including the Church, the Monastery and the Convent, had been raised since 1310 to 1328 by the will of the King Roberto d’Angio and his wife Sancia of Majorca. The sovereigns, both devoted to St. Francis of Assisi and St. Chiara, wanted to build a Franciscan citadel that housed in the Convent the Clarisses and in the contiguous Monastery the Friars Minor. The Church, central nucleus of the whole complex, rose with the title of Saint Host or Sacred Body of Christ, dedication suggested by the Eucharistic Miracle of Bolsena, happened in 1264; the denomination changed immediately in Santa Chiara, probably for the extraordinary number of Clarisses introduces in the Convent.
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Via Santa Chiara, 49/c, 80134, Naples, Italy
+39 081 551 6673
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You wouldn't think the convent and cloister was bombed in 1943 but it was. The cloister is well worth a visit as it is covered in majolica tiles depicting scenes of one-time everyday life. The many columns are also covered in the colourful tiles.

Thank steady2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cloister has very unique and exquisite tile ceramic work on its columns, benches and vertical panels. They depict pastoral scenes of old Naples and Campania. Murals and frescoes deal with religious stories. This is very unique and beautiful work. A must see. You get...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The courtyard to this church is quite spectacular and feels very quiet and secluded with the hassle and bustle of Naples just outside. The church itself is rebuilt after being bombed and is interesting from that point of view. a small museum houses old statues.

Thank David C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone should visit there, the museum is interesting and the garden is magnificent. The history of this place get tiers in your eyes and after visiting the church you will feel blessed.

Thank Amabile27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Complesso Monumentale di Santa Chiara is quite interesting. The gardens are lovely and you can walk around or just sit and relax. There is a museum if you want to explore a bit more.

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

This is a must view if you are in Naples, the gardens are stunning. If you are facing the church, you have to be walk to the left and follow the path all the way to the back of the church. It's not signposted but...More

Thank SunnyMangoMac
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

6 euro entry fee gets you into the beautiful garden where you walk around the painted tiled seats and pilars. There is a museum and small theatre room telling the history of the church. It was shaded and cool so a good opportunity to escape...More

Thank Elyse C
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

An amazing place, pretty and relaxing. Right in the historic centre of Napoli. Not only the 14th century cloister is extraordinary but also the ancient greek / roman excavations.

Thank kelly z
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The Church and Cloisters of Santa Chiara is an amazing oasis of peace and tranquility right in the heart of Naples. The gardens in the cloisters, and the majolica tile-decorated pillars, are wonderful. There is a good bookshop/giftshop, a nice little cafe that sells produce...More

Thank Joe O
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Huge church, old architecture (pre-gothic), a lot of artefacts. Also nice surroundings. Must see in the old town.

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Ron R
26 September 2017|
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Yes, you pay only for the cloister.
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