The Palazzo Reale di Capodimonte (also called Reggio di Capodimonte) is one of the four former palaces of Charles VII of Bourbon and is located on the north side of downtown Naples. One of the city’s finest museums, the Museo di Capodimonte is now housed in the palace.
Palazzo Reale di Capodimonte Naples
Opening hours, address and entrance fee
The address of the Reggio di Capomonte is Parco di Capodimonte, Via Minao 2 – 80131 Naples (Tel. +39 0817499111). Bus: 2M, 178, 460, C63, C66, C67, N4, N8, R4.
History Palazzo Reale di Capodimonte Naples
The construction of the palace, originally intended as no more than a hunting lodge for King Charles VII of Bourbon, took more than a century. From the moment construction began in 1738, the project became increasingly grand and new features were added.
Since 1759 the palace has housed the art collection that the king inherited from his mother, Elisabetta Farnese. This is now the Capodimonte Museum and is spread over three floors, the third of which is devoted to contemporary art.