The San Domenico Obelisk (Guglia di San Domenico) that stands in the middle of Piazza San Domenico Maggiore in Naples is one of three similar monuments in the city that were constructed as a votive offering after an epidemic of the Plague. Several artists contributed to its construction.
San Domenico Obelisk Naples
Address and public transport
The address of the Obelisco di San Domenico is Piazza di San Domenico Maggiore – Naples. Metro: Dante. The nearest bus stop is Dante-Port’Alba (139, 168, 178, 182, 184, 201, 301, 460, 584, 604, C63, N3, N8).
History and curiosities
The Obelisco di San Domenico was erected in the year 1658. Construction was commissioned by the Domenican monastic order.
The task was originally given to Cosimo Fanzago, but later Francesco Antonio Picchiatti took over its construction.
The last artist to collaborate on the monument was Domenico Antonio Vaccaro.