The Certosa di San Martino ("Charterhouse of St. Martin") is a former monastery complex, now a museum, in Naples, southern Italy. Along with Castel Sant'Elmo that stands beside it, this is the most visible landmark of the city, perched atop the Vomero hill that commands the gulf. A Carthusian monastery, it was finished and inaugurated under the rule of Queen Joan I in 1368. It was dedicated to St. Martin of Tours. During the first half of the 16th century it was expanded. Later, in 1623, it was further expanded and became, under the direction of architect Cosimo Fanzago, essentially the structure one sees today.
In the early 19th century, under French rule the monastery was closed and was abandoned by the religious order. Today, the buildings house the National Museum of San Martino with a display of Spanish and Bourbon era artifacts, as well as displays of the presepe—Nativity scene—considered to be among the finest in the world.
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Jon Bekkevoll | Jun 28, 2018
I give it a good score for the view you get from here. Nice place to visit. Seems like it is situated in the upper class of Napoli because suddenly there was no littering around on the way from the Funiculare. We are not sure if there is a free entrance or not. We paid a few euros but that might have been to the museum. which we didn’t visit😱 WC inside. There is an elevator for disabled.
Krishna Chebolu | May 31, 2018
This place is conveniently free for minors like any other government owned tourist attraction in Italy. The ticket price is worth it because you get a 360° view from the top when you reach it. You reach it by going through passageways used before, like a sort of tour of the castle itself. Once you reach the top, you can move about the vast balconies to look over the whole city of Naples in about 5-10 minutes which makes it worth it. There also tablets of glass to help you identify where lies what. It's a castle on a hill so it is what you think it'll be.
alun phillips | Jul 13, 2018
If you are looking for breathtaking 360 degree views of Naples, you need to visit Sant'Elmo. You can walk to the castel from the centre of Naples, but be prepared for a very steep walk up to the top😥, otherwise there are otherways to reach the top.
Minh Long | May 25, 2018
A well preserved castle with breath taking view to the city and the bay. The best way to get here from the old town is to take the funicular but if you are physically fit, a walk up the hill is a great experience as well.
Francis Tiso | Jul 3, 2018
Awesome fortress next to the spectacular Certosa San Marino, major site for Neapolitan Baroque art. The view is world class, too.
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