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La Certosa di San Giacomo

Via Certosa, Capri, Island of Capri, Italy
+39 081 837 6218
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A bit of a let down

This is the oldest historical building in the city, but one of the less loved it seems. It has the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Monique E
The Netherlands
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The visit was disappointing because of the fact that this partly 14th century building is mainly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hans V
The Netherlands
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This charterhouse or Carthusian Monastery was established in 1371 and built by Giacomo Arcuccio, great chamberlain of the Angevine court.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“worth a visit” (4 reviews)
“small art” (2 reviews)
“audio guide” (2 reviews)
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Via Certosa, Capri, Island of Capri, Italy
+39 081 837 6218
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the ticket price of 8 EUR, the upkeeping of the place is not very nice. Garden is very unruly. Architecturally nothing amazing.

Thank poomkhor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For a history and music junkie like me, visiting the Certosa Di San Giacomo completely satisfied my desire of both and it was a great few hours spend. We have the self serve audio guide and it was a must to have in my view...More

1  Thank Maryann T
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

I can't fathom how they can charge to enter this site, there's nothing to see. The church offers very little, architecturally and it's by no means beautiful inside, they would be literally thousands of better churches to visit throughout Europe and Italy. I'm not sure...More

Thank zjv76
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful visit to La Certosa di San Giacomo! Lovely building and paintings, plenty enough to explore. We would highly recommend finding your way through to the garden where you'll be greeted with stunning coastal views of Capri. What a highlight!

Thank Joe_and_Jules
Reviewed 19 April 2017

What a lovely quiet spot when we visited the island of Capri. Not sure if the guided tours come or not but the peace and quiet was welcome. Lovely to wander around the church buildings and out into the garden area. The paintings on the...More

Thank ian1811
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Certosa is a great place to visit, not only for the beauty of the place and the seascape one can admire, but also for the awesome collection of paintings on Capri by Diefenbach, from the teosophical circle.

Thank Eleanor R
Reviewed 8 October 2016

To get away from the hordes of people in the main piazza walk to the Certosa Di San Giacomo and traverse the arched colonnade used by the Cappicin monks and see the 17th century frescoes high up the walls

Thank quickchick2015
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Although the building may be interesting, the church has not much to show for and the museum has probably the worst possible set of depressive paintings I've ever seen. the author, a german artist living in Capri should have met Freud...well - not my taste...More

Thank Yves M
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