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San Domenico Maggiore

P.za S. Domenico Maggiore, 8A, 80134 Napoli NA, Italy

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About San Domenico Maggiore

The basilica of San Domenico Maggiore is a monumental church in Naples located in an almost central position with respect to the lower decumanus , in the square of the same name.  Commissioned by Charles II of Anjou and built between 1283 and 1324, it became the motherhouse of the Dominicans in the kingdom of Naples and the church of the Aragonese nobility.  The basilica, a splendid example of Gothic-Angevin architecture, together with its adjacent convent.



Attractions near San Domenico Maggiore

Museo Cappella Sansevero0.07km from San Domenico Maggiore

The Sansevero Chapel is one of the most important museums in Naples. Located near Piazza San Domenico Maggiore, this church, now deconsecrated, is adjacent to the family palace of the princes of Sansevero, separated from it by an alley once surmounted by a suspension bridge which allowed family members to access the place privately of worship.

Complesso Monumentale di Santa Chiara0.24km from San Domenico Maggiore

The basilica of Santa Chiara, or the monastery of Santa Chiara , is a monumental building of worship in Naples , one of the most important and largest monastic complexes in the city. It is the largest Gothic- Angevin basilica in the city, characterized by a monastery that includes four monumental cloisters, archaeological excavations in the surrounding area, and several other rooms in which the homonymous Opera Museum is housed.

Chiesa del Gesù Nuovo0.27km from San Domenico Maggiore

The church of Gesù Nuovo, or of the Trinity Major, is a basilica church in Naples, located in piazza del Gesù Nuovo in front of the obelisk of the Immaculate Conception and the basilica of Santa Chiara.  It is one of the most important and largest churches in the city, among the highest concentrations of Baroque painting and sculpture, on which some of the most influential artists of the Neapolitan school worked.  Inside is the body of St. Giuseppe Moscati, canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1987

San Gregorio Armeno0.31km from San Domenico Maggiore

The church of San Gregorio Armeno is a monumental church in Naples located in the homonymous street, between the main and lower decumanus of the ancient center.  Together with the adjacent monastic complex, it constitutes one of the oldest, largest, and most important religious buildings in the city. The religious complex is located along the current Via San Gregorio Armeno, is the ancient Nostriana road which took its name from Bishop Nostriano who in the 5th century founded the first hospital

Via San Gregorio Armeno0.32km from San Domenico Maggiore

Via San Gregorio, Armeno is a street in the historic center of Naples, famous for tourism for the artisan shops of nativity scenes.  The street which is popularly called San Liguoro. Today via San Gregorio Armeno is known all over the world as the exhibition center of the craft shops located here that now all year round make statuettes for nativity scenes, both canonical and original.

Piazza Dante0.36km from San Domenico Maggiore

A huge pubic square which was located in Naples, Italy, named after the poet Dante Alighieri. The square assumed its current structure in the second half of the eighteenth century, with the intervention of the architect Luigi Vanvitelli; the "Foro Carolino" commissioned by him was to constitute a monument celebrating the sovereign Carlo III di Borbone.

Where is San Domenico Maggiore

Discover more attractions in Campania, where San Domenico Maggiore is located

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Campania is one of the regions of Southern Italy and stretches along the Tyrrhenian Sea, from the mouth of the Garigliano River to the Gulf of Policastro. The mild climate, the beauty of the coasts, the richness of its art and history, and the love for food make Campania the fascinating territory that it is.