San Paolo MaggioreCurrently Closed
- Address: Piazza San Gaetano, 76, 80138 Napoli, Italy, Naples
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +39-081454048
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids
In the first century AD there used to be a temple of the Dioscuri here. A basilica was built over its ruins in the 8th century, and at the end of the 16th century, it was almost entirely rebuilt again. Only two corinthian columns from the original structure remain. The church was given over to St Cajetan and his order of Theatines in the 16th century. Catejan himself is buried here. After that various artists began decorating it and didn’t stop. The result was a church with a glorious interior - frescoes, marble decorations, a sumptuous altar and sacristy, a geometric floor, gold stucco, and a double staircase on the facade.
- Bus E1, E2 stop Duomo-s.biagio Dei Librai.
- Subway L1 stop Museo
- Subway L2 stop Cavour
- Buses 147, 182, 184, 201, 584, C51, C52, E2, N4 stop Foria-metropolitana - Farmacia Cavour.
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Nice church, but the neighborhood is pretty ugly.
A must see in Napoli
Uno, tra tanti capolavori della città di Napoli che sta incominciando a mostrare le proprie inestimabili bellezze. Oramai questa città riesce sorprendere gli stessi suoi cittadini. Ovunque vai, per ogni portone che si apre, resterà i meravigliato dalle bellezze che vi erano nascoste.
Imperdibile, l'esterno come l'interno. Nonostante i danni subiti nel corso della seconda guerra mondiale, rimane un vero gioiello.