Naples is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Naples one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Naples is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Naples or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Naples. Explore the historical monuments of Naples with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Naples guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Naples page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Naples landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Naples.
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Vico del Grottone, 4, 80132 Napoli, Italy
10:00 am - 07:00 pm
This is probably the city’s most intriguing historical structure. In the 19th century, Ferdinand II of Bourbon, fearing his revolution-prone population, had these tunnels built, linking the the Royal Palace of Naples to the barracks at Via Morelli, and to the sea. The tunnels made used of the already existing 17th-century Carmignano Aqueduct ...
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Via Capodimonte, 13, 80136 Naples, Italy
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Catacombe di San Gennaro is Naples’s most significant catacomb. It is a part of the series of tunnels that run under the city of Naples. It has gained this eminent position of all the catacombs of Southern Italy due to its length, the number of the burial sites and the mosaics used in it. All the mosaics used here were well preserved. This ca...
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Via Toledo, Naples, Italy
Via Toledo (street), the shopping paradise of Naples was earlier known as the Via Roma. Known to be the longest shopping streets it is where the travelers can find numerous boutiques, the departmental stores and the stores of the chains. Chic and cutting edge, the fashion here may be expensive but no travel is complete without some window shopping ...
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Via Duomo, 149, Napoli, Italy
08:00 am - 07:00 pm
Completed in the early 13th century on the foundations of two palaeo-Christian basilicas (the excavations of which revealed Greek and Roman artefacts that you can check out), this cathedral is more than the sum of its parts, which include:
The proud neo-Gothic facade
Royal Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro (Reale cappella del Tesoro di San Gen...
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Via Eldorado, 3, 80132 Napoli, Italy
08:00 am - 06:00 pm
Set against the ever in motion background of the sea in Naples, this lovely castle is worth more than a regard. The medieval castle which has the name egg castle is perhaps the oldest building of its sort in the Naples. Damaged several times, the castle has in a way lived up to its name as the egg castle.
The building is now mostly used for exhibit...
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80044 Ottaviano, Naples, Italy
Vesuvius is said to be the only active volcano in the main part of Europe and has been the cause of some of the biggest volcanic eruptions. Found on Italy's west coast, it seems to be watching over the city of Naples. The Famous eruption that destroyed (as well as preserved) Pompeii and Herculaneum is what the mountain is often known for. Being her...
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Piazza Museo, 19, 80135 Naples, Italy
09:00 am - 07:30 pm
The National Archaeological Museum of Naples holds the best collections of antiquities of the Greek and the Roman eras. The collection has an astonishing variety of objects like mosaics, gems, Roman erotica, sculptures, glasses and more. Most of these things are collected from the nearby archeological excavations. This is one of the best sightseein...
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Piazza del Plebiscito, 80132 Napoli, Italy
Piazza Plebiscito is a square built in the 19th century. It is known to be one of the largest public squares in Naples. It lies right next to the bay and close to one section of the royal palace and on the other side it is attached with the neoclassical facade of San Francesco Di Paola church. The tourist in Naples will certainly love to see these ...
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Spaccanapoli, 80132 Napoli, Italy
Walking through Piazza San Domenico Maggiore you will find a road known as the Spaccanapoli. The name “Spaccanapoli” implies a road that divides the old locality of Naples. In the ancient times Neapolis the old Greek City of Naples used to be located here. The same narrow alleys can be found in the street which still carries the history...
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Discesa Coroglio, 36, 80123 Napoli, Italy
09:30 am - 01:00 pm
This ancient Roman archaeological site was founded by Publius Vedius Pollio, a Roman equestrian infamous for self-indulgence and deadly cruelty to his slaves. Here he built a villa, a theatre, a nymph and a spa. Other structures and houses are also scattered around the complex. In its heydey it was known as one of the Roman world’s most luxur...
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Basilica Santa Maria della Sanità, Piazza Sanità, 14, 80136 Napoli, Italy
10:00 am - 02:00 pm
Under the heavily populated district of the Stella district are an ancient necropolis. There has been a gravesite here since the 5th century BC, but the current name comes from St. Gaudiosus, who was interred here roughly nine centuries later, in 453 AD. The walls of the catacombs are frescoed with early Christian symbols from this time, the most f...
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Via Fontanelle, 80, Napoli Naples, Italy
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
This unusual cemetery is a very interesting place to visit in Naples. You cannot really call it a cemetery at all. It is more of a collection of remains from various events in history. It is located inside a cave which makes the whole experience rather eerie but quite fascinating. Although it is a cemetery, it is still a very intriguing place to vi...
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Largo San Martino 5, 80129 Naples, Italy
08:30 am - 07:30 pm
Certosa di San Martino is a Monastery in Naples that looks like a palace. This Carthusian monastery was built in the 14th century and restored in the 17the century. The restoration was done following the style of Neapolitan baroque. The structure is now transformed to a museum. The great cloister and the beautiful garden offer a are simply beautifu...
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Via Maria Longo, 50, 80138 Napoli, Italy
09:00 am - 01:00 pm
This incredible and historic medical-monastic complex was founded in 1521 by Maria Lorenza Longo; the great pharmacy was added in the mid-17th century by Antonio Maggiocca. There is only one way to delve into its varied history, and that’s by visiting. In the meanwhile, note the following highlights:
Museo delle Arti Sanitarie: fascinating c...
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Via Tito Angelini, 22, 80129 Napoli, Italy
08:30 am - 07:30 pm
The 10th-century church, Sant'Erasmo was expanded into this 14th century medieval six-pointed star fortress. It’s not hard to see why this was a strategic location for a fort - just look at the panoramas you have Naples and its bay from this hill! The fort premises are now used for a museum of 20th-century Neapolitan art - paintings, sculptur...