Cloister of Santa Chiara, Naples

#8 of 172 in Historic Sites in Naples
Church · Tourist Spot
Constructed in 1310 as a burial site, Cloister of Santa Chiara shares Neapolitan religious and artistic history. Explore the Gothic-style basilica and its ten chapels. Destroyed during World War II, the basilica was restored in the 1950s. Examine the intricate designs and grand decorations of the royal tomb. Admire the mosaics, fresco remnants, and Renaissance-era statues throughout. The museum features artifacts from the monastery as well as details about the complex's origins. To visit Cloister of Santa Chiara on your trip to Naples, use our Naples online trip itinerary planner.
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  • For me the 6 euro price was definitely worth the sight, but I would gladly pay 3 more to have a tour and know the background of the majolica and possibly the frescoes. It was kinda awkward I had to...  more »
  • Most cloisters provide the tranquillity and outside space the nuns required, but this goes beyond that. If you love maiolica tiles, you'll appreciate the beauty of the tiles used to decorate the...  more »
  • Beautiful cloister in the center of Naples. The tiled benches and painted walls are stunning and worth the 6 euro entry. There is a small museum and archaeological area that explains the history of the cloister.
  • This is probably the most aesthetic place in Naples and one of my favourites. It's perfect to spend the most warm hours of the day admiring the characteristics Maioliche and walking around the cloister. In the inside there's also a double language video explaining the history of Santa Chiara and the abbey. Also the museum with the old Roman church's ruins is really worthy

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