The National Museum of San Martino (Italian: Museo nazionale di San Martino) is a former monastery complex, now a museum, located on top of the Vomero hill, at the highest point of the city of Naples, southern Italy.
Five interesting facts about the place:
- The Gothic monastery was founded in 1325 by Charles of Anjou (1298–1328), duke of Calabria.
- In 1623, it was almost completely rebuilt, turning it into one of the best examples for Naples Baroque.
- Since 1866, the large monastery complex houses the National Museum of San Martino.
- In over 70 halls, the museum displays an exhibit of different eras of Naples city history.
- It contains a ceiling painting of the “Ascension” by Lanfranco and ceiling fresco of the “Triumph of Judith” (1704) by Luca Giordano.
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Address: Largo S. Martino, 5, 80129 Naples, Italy
Official website: Direzione regionale Musei Campania