Castle Sant Elmo, Naples
About Castle Sant Elmo, Naples
Castle Sant Elmo, Naples - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Via Tito Angelini, 22, 80129 Napoli, Italy
Ticket Price: 5 EUR
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:30 am - 07:30 pm Details
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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, sculpture, thematic installations - which can be very striking. The exhibitions are arranged chronologically, following the two world wars, and various subsequent art movements.
Castle Sant Elmo Ticket Prices
- Reduced: € 2.50
- Tuesday: € 2.50
- Free admission on the first Sunday of the month.
- Group tours of 25 people max in Italian, English, French, Spanish, German: EUR 90
- Prices may vary with special exhibitions.
Castle Sant Elmo Opening and Closing Hours
- Museum: Wednesday - Monday: 9:30am to 5:00pm (last entry at 4:30pm). Closed Tuesday
- Castle: 8:30am to 7:30pm. Last admission one hour before closing.
- Hours may vary with special exhibitions.
How To reach Castle Sant Elmo by Public Transport
- Funicular F1 stop Cimarosa
- Funicular F2 stop Morghen
- Funicular F3 stop Petraio
- Subway 5, L2 stop Stazione Napoli Montesanto
- Subway L1 stop Vanvitelli
- Bus V1 stop Sant'Elmo
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Really great views from the top. 360 degree view of all of Napoli. Best shots of the city I had. 5 euro charge to enter museum. Expect a lot of walking, especially stairs. More if you choose to take the scenic stair walk all he way to the entrance of the castle. Good workout though.
Castel Sant'Elmo is worth a visit! You can avoid the complaints of the stairs by following the posted signs leaving from Piazza Vanvitelli. After the first street, follow the signs to the left, through a beautiful residential area and around the corner you will find just one short set of steps (not steep) and continue up across the street to the Funicular. Continue following the signs and they lead to the Castel. You will have to climb a mostly continuous up hill but I didn't think it was a steep climb. Once you get to the castle, €5 gets you on to the grounds and the sweeping views of the city. But keep climbing up into the Castel and all the way up to the top... You wind they the castle and around every corner is another amazing view... All the way to the top. Wow! Amazing 360° views of all of Naples! Do wear comfortable shoes because the stone walkways are but even and I saw plenty of people trip constantly as they were heading out and up, not down. Spend as long as you'd like up there.
Good place with beautiful views of the city. Take the stairs from downtown. They're tough but old Italians do them so we should too and it's a very charming path. Can fully recommend this place if you just remember your own toilet seat, toilet paper, soap and water. I was a rookie and I didn't. Therfore only 2 stars
An absolutely fabulous castle. With the most fantastic views towards the whole Naples, the sea , Capri and everything else. The day we visited the whole top was absolutely empty , no crowds, groups or even random tourists bit ourselves. There is a lift going straight to the top. It is just opposite, and slightly right , from the ticket office. I strongly recommend this lift to get to the top as otherwise it is quite steep to get to the top. So take a cab, then the lift , enjoy the views and eventually you can walk down the whole way to the historical centre.
Great views,very nice castle,you can go at sunset for the best photos. The ticket costs 5 euros but every Tuesday is 2.5 euros. Closes at 5 pm,last entry at 4 pm. We really liked it.!
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