Naples Cathedral, Naples

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Naples Cathedral, Naples - Address, Phone Number

Address: Via Duomo, 149, Napoli, Italy

Phone: +39-081449097

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

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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 Gennaro): frescoes, sculptures, busts, porphyry altar, silver front, the vials of the blood of San Gennaro, bust of Saint Gennaro in gold and silver, the 54 other silver reliquary busts - the chapel’s lavish decoration is nearly obscene in its opulence.
  • Giovanni Lanfranco's fresco in the Cappella di San Gennaro (Chapel of St Janarius).
  • Chapel of San Giovanni in Fonte: a 5th century baptistery with Byzantine era mosaics
  • 13th-century bas reliefs on the 5th chapel on the left.
  • Byzantine fresco the Virgin Enthroned by Lello da Roma on the 7th on the left.
  • The Renaissance Carafa Chapel
  • Crypt by Tommaso Malvito, with a 15th century portal
  • The archaeological area underground with Roman and Greek-era remains.
  • The 4th-century Basilica di Santa Restituta, which adjoins the church 

Naples Cathedral Information

  • Ask about the miraculous liquefactions of the saint’s blood.

Naples Cathedral Opening and Closing Hours

Cathedral: 

  • Holidays 8:30am-1pm and 5-7pm

Excavations:

  • Monday-Friday 9am-12pm and 4:30pm-7pm
  • Saturday-Sunday and holidays 9am-12:30pm

How To reach Naples Cathedral by Public Transport

  • Buses E1, E2 stop Duomo-cattedrale
  • Subway L2 stop Cavour
  • Piazza Garibaldi-corsia Tram

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  • Wonderful monument of medieval culture and architecture. Capece Minutollo Chapel is really stunning. A lot of tombs belonged to local aristocracy with effigies of deceased in full suits of armor. And of only here, twice a year you can see the miracle of San Gennaro. Admission is free but any donation is welcomed and highly appreciated. Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo without flash light.

  • A must see in Naples. Beautiful architecture and amazing history. It is massive so many parts of it to enjoy.

  • One of the most ancient churches in the world. A must see if you want to understand Napoli and its history.

  • Fabulous cathedral interiors. Visit on 19 September to participate in the spectacle surrounding the miracle of the liquification of St Genaro's blood!

  • a place full of history & amaze. beautiful and wonderful

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