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  • Address: Via Duomo, Naples
  • Hours: Mon - Sat 8am-12:30pm, 4:30pm-7pm; Sun 9am-12pm, 5pm-7:30pm
  • Admission: Free

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Naples Cathedral (Duomo di San Gennaro)

The Duomo is the main church of Naples. A wonderful Gothic cathedral built in the 13th century, it stands on the site of an earlier church dating from around 570 AD. It is dedicated to Naples' patron saint, San Gennaro, whose blood is brought out in a vial three times a year - on the first Saturday in May, September 19 and December 16. If it liquefies, all is well. If it doesn't...fears are held for the safety of Naples. Luckily, it nearly always liquefies.

The cathedral contains some excellent artworks including frescoes in the Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro and some 4th-century mosaics. To one side of the Duomo is the 4th century Basilica Santa Restituta, the oldest chapel in Naples, containing columns believed to be from the Temple of Apollo. Under here is an interesting archaeological site tracing the Greek, Roman and early Christian city.

Practical Info

The nearest metro station is Piazza Cavour. Note that the archaeological area is open on weekdays with the same hours as the cathedral, but it is closed weekends and religious holidays. 

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Naples City and Pompeii Half Day Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 125 Reviews

See Southern Italy's highlights in one day on this combined Naples and Pompeii sightseeing tour. Visit top Naples attractions including Naples Cathedral, the ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.66

Private Tour: Caravaggio and the Baroque Walking Tour in Naples

Explore the beauty of Naples on this 4-hour private walking tour, which offers a comprehensive view of the city’s exquisite art and architecture. With a ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $84.38

Caravaggio and the Baroque Walking Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Reviews

Discover the art and architectural delights of Naples during this 4-hour, small-group walking tour. Accompanied by an expert art scholar, take an enlightening ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $112.50

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