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Duomo di Napoli (Naples Cathedral)

Visit the Cathedral of Naples (Cattedrale di San Gennaro)

Naples Cathedral

The Duomo di Napoli is the cathedral of Naples, also called 'Cattedrale di San Gennaro'. The Duomo is the largest church in the city of Naples.

Info & Tickets Naples Cathedral

Location Via Duomo, 147 Naples. Metro stop 'Duomo' of Line 1 is 300 meters away and stop 'Piazza Cavour' of Line 2 is 400 meters away.
Entry
  • Entrance to the cathedral is free
  • The museum 'Tesoro di San Gennaro' costs 5 €
Hours Cathedral:
  • Open Monday to Saturday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Open on Sundays from 8:30 am - 1:00 pm and from 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Museum:
  • Open Monday to Saturday from 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Open on Sundays from 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Museum website

Cathedral di Santa Maria Assunta - Cathedral of Naples

The Catholic Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta (or Duomo di Napoli, or Cattedrale di San Gennaro) was built in the 13th century and is located in the heart of Naples. The Naples Cathedral is known as one of the most beautiful and impressive buildings in the city. This is partly due to the mixture of different architecture. From pure 14th century Gothic to 19th century Gothic. In front of the church you look out over a square surrounded by porticos and two buildings on the side of the cathedral, which are as important as the cathedral itself.

Santa Restituita

This concerns the church of Santa Restituita, where the Baptistery of San Giovanni in Fonte is located. This church was built by order of Emperor Constantine. This is an interesting example of early Christian art in Naples. It houses works of Luca Giordano and 14th-century sculptures. From Santa Restituita you can also access the archaeological area of the Naples Cathedral. At this site you will find important remains of the former Greek and Roman city. Remains of the earlier Christian period can also be found here.

Naples DuomoThe Duomo di Napoli, or Naples Cathedral
Naples CathedralThe interior of the Cathedral of Naples

Royal Chapel of San Gennaro

In the right part of the Duomo is the Royal Chapel of San Gennaro (Saint Januarius), which houses relics of saints which are displayed three times a year. This chapel dates from the 17th century, in a very beautiful Baroque style. Every year people look forwardand with great attention to the liquefaction of the patron saint's blood.

The Museo del Tesero di San Gennaro

Outside the cathedral you find the 'Museum of the Treasures of San Gennaro' ('Museo del Tesero di San Gennaro'). In this museum you can see all kinds of different works of art, jewelry and silver objects. This splendor has been bestowed over the centuries as a sign of devotion to the patron saint. Unlike visiting the cathedral, an entrance ticket must be purchased for this museum.


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Cathedral in Naples
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