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"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 façade 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'Angiò) 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 façade 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

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  • Updated Apr 28, 2010
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