Complesso Monumentale di Santa Chiara

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The Monumental Complex of Santa Chiara is an important tourist attraction of Naples, located in the historic center of the city. It is a monastic complex that includes the church of Santa Chiara, the Cloister of the Poor Clares, and the Museum of Santa Chiara.

The church of Santa Chiara is one of the most important in the city, also known as the 'church of the Holy Spirit.' It was built in the fourteenth century in the Gothic style but was later renovated in the Baroque era. Inside the church, you can admire numerous works of art.

The Cloister of the Poor Clares is one of the most beautiful works of art in the complex. It was built in the fourteenth century and featured a Gothic-style structure with all-sixth arches and columns decorated with floral motifs. Inside the cloister are numerous tombs of important Neapolitan personalities, including that of Joan of Anjou, mother of Charles of Anjou.

The Museum of Santa Chiara is housed within the monastic complex and preserves numerous works of art, including 14th-century frescoes, medieval ceramics, carpets, and tapestries.

How to explore Complesso Monumentale di Santa Chiara?

  • Tour the Basilica of Santa Chiara. This 14th-century Gothic church is known for its beautiful frescoes and its stunning Majolica cloister, which features ceramics with intricate designs. It also includes a precious 14th-century stained glass window and a marble tomb by Francesco Petrarca.
  • Explore the Chiostro delle Clarisse. This cloister was built in the 14th century and is home to the graves of several notable figures, including Queen Joan I of Naples.
  • Visit the Chiostro di San Giovanni which is a cloister built in the 15th century and is known for its beautiful Renaissance architecture.
  • Many tours of the Complesso Monumentale di Santa Chiara are available, which can provide more information about the history and significance of the complex.
  • The Basilica of Santa Chiara is known for its acoustics, and concerts are often held in the church. Check to see if any concerts are happening during your visit and attend one of the concerts there.

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Address of Complesso Monumentale di Santa Chiara

Via Santa Chiara 49/c, 80134, Naples Italy

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