"Chiesa di San Domenico Maggiore" Piazza San Domenico Tip by MM212

Piazza San Domenico, Naples: 14 reviews and 26 photos

  Interior of San Domenico - May 09
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  • Interior of San Domenico - May 09 - Naples
      Interior of San Domenico - May 09
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  • Apse overlooking Piazza S Domenico - May 09 - Naples
      Apse overlooking Piazza S Domenico - May 09
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  • Entrance on Piazza San Domenico, May 09 - Naples
      Entrance on Piazza San Domenico, May 09
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  • The façade of San Domenico Maggiore - May 09 - Naples
      The fašade of San Domenico Maggiore - May 09
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  • Neo-Gothic interior - Apr 2010 - Naples
      Neo-Gothic interior - Apr 2010
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Commissioned by Charles II of Anjou (Carlo II d'Angi˛) in 1283 AD, la Chiesa di San Domenico Maggiore became the seat of the Dominican Order in Naples. Its interior was originally designed in a Gothic style but successive renovations, particularly after a fire in 1506, transformed it into a Baroque church. Another renovation in 1850 by the architect, Frederico Travaglini, altered it further into the extravagant Neo-Gothic interior that we see today, but the architect managed to conserve the stunning early 18th century ceiling frescoes by Francesco Solimena. The church's apse dominates Piazza San Domenico, where a side entrance provides an entry point. However, the fašade of the church, designed in a mix of Gothic and Baroque styles, is hidden in a courtyard of a palazzo on the narrow street Vico San Domenico.

Address: Piazza San Domenico, Spaccanapoli
Phone: +39 081 459298
Website: http://www.chiesadinapoli.it/

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  • Updated Apr 28, 2010
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