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Church of San Domenico Maggiore, Naples

Church of San Domenico Maggiore - Naples, Italy
Church of San Domenico Maggiore
8a Piazza San Domenico Maggiore, Naples , Italy 80134Map
Neighborhood: San Giuseppe
Overview

The church was built in 1283 by King Charles II of Angevin, and is part of the largest and wealthiest group of convent buildings in the city. It is the spiritual home of the Dominican Order in the Kingdom of Naples, as well as the seat of the Parthenopean University. In the past, devotees lived in an old convent in the area. The San Michele Arcangelo a Morfisa church (probably built in the 10th Century, eventually to become the side chapel of a new edifice) bears witness to its existence. You will find a gamut of styles, representing successive periods of history and architecture.

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  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
  • Nearest Train: Dante
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