Churches in Naples

Naples has lot of famous churches, with works of art by famous masters. The Cathedral of the city is one of them, but almost every street or square in the historical center has several.

Top Churches Naples

Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral (Duomo)

Cathedral Naples

The Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral is Naples’ most famous church, which is partly due to the Miracle of San Gennaro, which takes place three times a year. Inside the church, an older basilica is incorporated, and underneath the church there are Greek and Roman ruins.

San Domenico Maggiore Church

Cavallini frescoes in San Domenico Maggiore Church Naples
Cavallini frescoes

The San Domenico Maggiore Church is situated in the square considered the center of the city and also named after it. It was originally the church of the Royal House of Anjou and the mother church of the Domenican Monastic Order.

Pio Monte della Misericordia Church

Seven works of Mercy Caravaggio (Pio Monte della Misericordia Church Naples)
“Seven Works of Mercy”, Caravaggio.

The Pio Monte della Misericordia Church is a church and museum in Via Tribunale. The main attraction in this church is one of Caravaggio’s most famous paintings, the “Seven Works of Mercy” (1606).

Sansevero Chapel

The Cappella Sansevero is a chapel on Spaccanapoli street. This burial chapel of the Sangro family is famous for its various sculptures, including the famous “Veiled Christ”, and the somewhat lurid anatomical models kept in the crypt.

San Lorenzo Maggiore Church

The San Lorenzo Maggiore Basilica is unique in that it houses a church, a museum and an ancient Roman market. The basilica itself is considered one of the most beautiful medieval buildings in the city.

San Gregorio Armeno Church

The San Gregorio Armeno Church with its associated Convent complex in Naples is located in Via San Gregorio Armeno. The most famous artwork in this 16th-century church is the fresco “The Embarkation, Journey and Arrival of the Armenian Nuns with the Relics of Saint Gregory” painted by Luca Giordano.

Sant’Anna dei Lombardi Church

The Sant’Anna dei Lombardi Church stands in Piazza Monteoliveto. It features ceiling paintings by Vasari and the architekt Domenico Fontana is buried there. Its most famous chapel is the Cappella Piccolomini. Another name for the church is Monteoliveto Church.

Certosa di San Martino Monastery

Located in Naples’ Vomero district, the Certosa di San Martino Monastery and Museum is right next to the Castel Sant’Elmo. It has been increasingly embellished over the centuries with artworks by mostly local artists.

Santa Chiara Basilica

The huge Gothic Santa Chiara Basilica was built in the 14th century, but its current appearance is the result of reconstruction that became necessary after World War II. The highlight is formed by the cloisters built in the 18th century.

Sant’Angelo a Nilo Church

The Sant’Angelo a Nilo Church is located at the southeast corner of Piazza San Domenico on the famous Spaccanapoli street in Naples. The church is also known as the Cappella Brancaccio.

Gesù Nuovo Church

The Gesù Nuovo Church is a typical Renaissance church in Piazza del Gesù Nuovo.

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