The Cathedral of Naples and Museum of the Treasure San Gennaro

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The Metropolitan Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta is a monumental basilica and seat of the Archbishop of the city of Naples.

The cathedral is located on the east side of the homonymous street, in a small square surrounded by arcades, and incorporates other two side chapels of worship which arose independently: the basilica of Santa Restituta, which houses the oldest baptistry in West, San Giovanni in Fonte and the Royal chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro, which houses the relics of the patron saint of the city.

It is one of the largest and most important churches in the city, both from an artistic point of view, it is in fact the superposition of styles ranging from pure Gothic fourteenth century to the nineteenth-century neo-Gothic,and under a cultural profile since three times a year the rite of the dissolution of the blood of san Gennaro.

MUSEUM of the TREASURE SAN GENNARO

The Museum of the Treasure of San Gennaro is a museum of Naples, whose entrance is located next to the Cathedral and the Chapel of the Treasure.

The museum exhibits a number of collections of art including jewelry, statues, busts, fine fabrics and paintings of great value.

Among the most interesting items a miter (bishop’s hat) dating back 1713 by the goldsmith Matteo Treglia, in which are embedded a number of precious stones (diamonds, rubies and emeralds).

Via Duomo, 149, Napoli