Santa Chiara Monastery
Santa Chiara Monastery
Santa Chiara Monastery
Santa Chiara Monastery
Santa Chiara Monastery
Santa Chiara Monastery

Santa Chiara Monastery

Napoli - Basilica

The Franciscan citadel of Santa Chiara began being built in 1310 within the Greek-Roman and Angevin city walls at the behest of Robert of Anjou and of his wife Sancia of Majorca. It is a very rare example of a "double" monastery, i.e. intended both for Poor Clare nuns and Franciscan friars. The core was the church, originally dedicated to the sacred Body of Christ, or the Holy Host. The work of Gagliardo Primario, it was designed as a burial place for kings. The only ornament of the simple facade in yellow tuff is the spectacular marble rose window. Adhering to the requirements of a Franciscan church, the interior appears homogenous and simple: an enormous nave with ten chapels on each side, closed by a flat wall that separates it from the choir of the Poor Clares, and which serves as a backdrop for the tomb of Roberto.

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Opening Hours

07:00 - 13:00
16:00 - 20:00

How to reach the site

Via Santa Chiara, 49/c - Napoli (NA)

Works


Frescoes in the Nuns' Choir (basilica) and in the convent

Frescoes in the Nuns' Choir (basilica) and in the convent

Giotto / Giotto's followers

Fresco - 1328-1331 and 1330-1332


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