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La Certosa di San Giacomo

Via Certosa, Capri, Island of Capri, Italy
+39 081 837 6218
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Without the crowds

In Capri it is difficult to avoid the crowds on a summer day and if you want to enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2018
210makism
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Athens, Greece
Skip this. Full stop.

There is really nothing to see apart from lots of cement and some cheap art. Daring to charge an... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2018
kuede
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London, United Kingdom
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This charterhouse or Carthusian Monastery was established in 1371 and built by Giacomo Arcuccio, great chamberlain of the Angevine court.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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Via Certosa, Capri, Island of Capri, Italy
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+39 081 837 6218
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

In Capri it is difficult to avoid the crowds on a summer day and if you want to enjoy the breathtaking views you will share it with many others. But not many seem to visit the Certosa which was a monastery built in a very...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2018

There is really nothing to see apart from lots of cement and some cheap art. Daring to charge an entrance fee but I guess the monastery needs the money. Walk to the entrance and then back to the garden of Augustus.

Thank kuede
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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

First recommendation buy the ticket combined with the Augustus Garden in the gardens and you will save 2 Euro. Second recommendation go to the garden in the back of the Abbey as it is so quiet and has great views. The rest of the complex...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

We walked here spur of the moment after looking at the posted Capri maps filled with attractions - they make it look gorgeous! It was expensive to enter - 6 euros per person and they failed to mention the gardens were closed for a private...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

It cost 6 euros and, honestly, even 1 euro would be too much. Completely boring buiidngs which have been restored with cement and concrete. If you like lots of terrible artwork, this is the place for you. Take the right-hand fork in the road and...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Well worth a visit - really interesting warren of buildings and cloisters, with old frescos and modern art (we'd never heard of Diefenbach but very interesting); and make sure you find your way to the garden for the lovely coastal views.

Thank D Y
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

We walked a long way to go to the Certosa di San Giacomo only to find that its hours are constricted. What a disappointment!

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

This impressive structure, apparently the oldest on the island, built in the second half of the 14th century on a land donated to a local noble by the Queen of the Epoch, currently houses a secondary school (Liceo) and a museum that collects the works...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

This is the oldest historical building in the city, but one of the less loved it seems. It has the potential to be a very interesting attraction: a building from the 15th century has a history, why not tell about the way of life of...More

Thank Monique E
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

The visit was disappointing because of the fact that this partly 14th century building is mainly lacking maintenance, it looks quiet shabby. There was a exhibition of modern art from Arab artist. We thought, let's give it a chance. But unfortunately, not our cup of...More

Thank Hans V
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