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Art in Naples

created by fodors-partner on 2015-10-20

Art in Naples

Italy has the largest collection of art works in the world, and a large portion of these are in the Naples area. A stroll though the city center is like a walk through an open-air gallery, and it is, in fact, on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Caravaggio. Naples is home to three masterpieces by Michelangelo Mersi da Caravaggio, produced in his final years here.

Certosa di San Martino. Perched on the hilltop just below Castel Sant’Elmo, this former monastery houses one of Europe’s finest collections of baroque art, for which the city is famous.

Madre. Contemporary exhibitions of established international artists as well as temporary shows, along with the occasional evening time aperitivi, make this one of Naples’s most exciting spaces.

Museo di Capodimonte. Built in the 18th century to house the magnificent Farnese collection, this is the best place to see examples of paintings of the Neapolitan School from the 13th to the 18th centuries.

PAN. The Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli is an 18th-century palazzo with more than 6,000 square meters of exhibition space for contemporary works, including photography, film, and sculpture.
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    Certosa di San Martino

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    A former monastery complex, now a museum. It is the most visible landmark of the city, perched at...

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    Museum of Contemporary Art Donna Regina

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    The Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina, often known as Museo MADRE, is a museum of contempora...

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    Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte

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    Museo di Capodimonte is an art museum located in the Palace of Capodimonte, a grand Bourbon palaz...

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    Museo PAN

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    A civic museum born as a public exhibition center for the civic collections of arts, and to host ...

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