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Church of Sant'Eligio Maggiore, Naples

Church of Sant'Eligio Maggiore - Naples, Italy
Church of Sant'Eligio Maggiore
Via Sant'Eligio, Naples , Italy 80133Map
+39 081 252 5711
Neighborhood: Mercato
Overview

On the western side of Piazza Mercato stands the apse of the Chiesa di Sant'Eligio Maggiore, built in 1270 upon the order of Charles I of Anjou. The construction of the hospital and the church was financed not only by nobles but also by local artisans, for this reason chapels inside of the church are dedicated to the saints who protected the artisans. The bomb damage during WWII brought to light the Gothic and Provencale structure and Roman influences. Recent restoration work plans to reconstruct the various different phases that the church has gone through.

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