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Complesso Monumentale di Santa Chiara

Place of Worship Naples, Italy

One of the largest and most important churches in Naples Complesso Monumentale di Santa Chiara

Founded in 1310 by Robert the Wise, the basilica is part of a large Franciscan complex that also includes beautiful cloisters and a museum. Santa Chiara was founded in 1310 by Robert the Wise (a.k.a. Robert of Anjou and Robert of Naples) for his second wife, Queen Sancha, who became a nun here. The basilica and convent were designed in an austere Provencal-Gothic style and completed in 1328.

The ill-fated Joan I of Anjou, granddaughter of Robert the Wise, was crowned queen in Santa Chiara in 1343 and buried here after her murder in 1382. The church interior was given a Baroque makeover in 1742-57, which was sadly destroyed by an Allied bomb in August 1943. Santa Chiara was rebuilt in 1953 in its original style

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Opening Time
    Monday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
    Tuesday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
    Wednesday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
    Thursday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
    Friday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
    Saturday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
    Sunday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Contacts
+39 081 797 1224

Location
Via Santa Chiara, 49, 80134 Napoli NA, Italy

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