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  • Napoli
    Certosa e Museo di San Martino
  • Napoli
    Certosa e Museo di San Martino
  • Napoli
    Certosa e Museo di San Martino
  • Napoli
    Certosa e Museo di San Martino

Certosa e Museo di San Martino



The Neapolitan monastery, dedicated to Saint Martin, bishop of Tours, was founded in 1325 at the behest of Charles, Duke of Calabria and son of Robert of Angiò. The enormous structure was designed by the Senese architect Tino di Camaino and by Attanasio Primario who followed closely the architectural canons of the Carthusian order to which the monastery belonged and the rules laid down by its founder, Saint Bruno of Cologne. Little remains today of the original gothic structure which has been profoundly modified by successive restructurings. Between the end of the 1500s and the 1600s the whole monastery was completely transformed at the hands of several artists. Only the subterranean parts have retained their original form and they now houses the section of the museum dedicated to sculpture. In the ancient kitchens one can also find the "Sezione presepiale" which houses models of the nativity scene of Christ. Other holdings of the museum include sculptures, glasses, the gallery located in the priory, and a collection of Neapolitan paintings from the nineteenth century. From both the museum and the monastery it is possible to enjoy spectacular views over the Bay of Naples and the hills of Vomero.

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How to reach the site

Napoli, Largo San Martino 8

Funicolare di Montesanto: MORGHEN station
Funicolare di Chiaia: CIMAROSA station
Funicolare Centrale: PIAZZA FUGA station
Metro: line 1 VANVITELLI station

Services and Accessibility

educational tours for groups
audio guides
cloak room
accessible site


  • The onsite ticket office of the Certosa and Museo di San Martino will reopen from Thursday 6 August 2020

Info and Reservation

Monday to Saturday from 10.00am to 3.00pm
848 800 288
+39 06 399 67 050 from mobile phones and from abroad


Certosa e Museo di San Martino



Get ready for the visit

Didactic tours

  • timetable: open
    language: Italian, English,French, German, Spanish
    participants: up to 25 people
    price: €100,00 + cost of ticket 
    duration: 1 hour
    reservation: required

    Guided tour by Progetto Museo

Audio guides

  • italiano, inglese, francese
  • 1 ora e 10 min
  • € 5


Certosa e Museo di San Martino





08.30 - 19.30

Dundays and holidays closed at 5 p.m



On Wednesday
January 1, December 25

Ticket Office

It closes one hour before closing time