Museums in Naples

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  • Castelnuovo
  • Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte
  • Pozzuoli
  • San Giorgio a Cremano
  • Naples is an excellent destination for museum and art lovers, and exploring the city's many artistic treasures is the best way to experience the vibrant and rich culture of Naples. The world-class collections at the National Archaeological Museum are worth the trip to Naples alone. Inside you'll see most of the incredible finds uncovered at Pompeii, Herculaneum and other ancient Roman towns that once lined the Bay of Naples. The Capodimonte Museum is home to one of Italy's finest collections of paintings and decorative arts. (You've heard of Capodimonte porcelain, right?)

    If your tastes tend toward something a bit more modern, you'll want to check out the Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina, Naples' excellent modern art museum called MADRE. Andy Warhol's colorful depiction of an erupting Mt. Vesuvius is one of the museum's most popular pieces, but MADRE has a diverse collection and presents many special exhibits throughout the year.

    Don't neglect the many churches of Naples if you're looking to experience what makes Neapolitan culture so distinct. The Cappella Sansevero and Pio Monte della Misericorida are mini-museums, and the Charterhouse of San Martino high atop the Vomero hill houses one of the best art collections in the city.

    For a royal touch, visit the Palazzo Reale near the Piazza Plebiscito, which was the residence of the kings of Naples after its construction in the 17th century.

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    National Archaeological Museum

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    Piazza Museo 19

    One of Italy's top archaeological collections...
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    Capodimonte Museum

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    Via Miano 1
    Palazzo Capodimonte, also through the park from Via Capodimonte

    One of Italy's Top Art Collections... read more

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    Certosa di San Martino

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    Largo San Martino 5

    Carthusian Monastery & Museum with breathtaking city views... read more

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    Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina (MADRE)

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    Via Settembrini 79

    Contemporary Art Museum in Naples... read more

    Church of Santa Chiara and Museum

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    Via Santa Chiara 49
    Complesso Monumentale di Santa Chiara

    Beautiful Gothic church in historic center of Naples... read more

    Duomo of San Gennaro

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    Via Duomo

    Gorgeous and historic Cathedral of Naples... read more

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    Pio Monte della Misericordia

    Via dei Tribunali 253

    Baroque church with Caravaggio masterpieces...
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    Villa Floridiana & Museo Nazionale della Ceramica Duca di Martina

    Via Aniello Falcone 171

    Ceramic museum housed in an 18th-century villa...
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    Cappella di Sansevero Museum

    Via Francesco De Sanctis 19
    Near Piazza San Domenico Maggiore

    Home to the "Cristo Velato" by Giuseppe Sanmartino... read more

    Palazzo Reale

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    Piazza del Plebiscito 1

    Royal Palace of Naples... read more
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