Pio Monte della Misericordia

Pio Monte della Misericordia

Pio Monte della Misericordia
4.5
10:00 - 18:00
Monday
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
09:00 - 14:30
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Stefano B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Stunning art treasures, especially the Caravaggio painting. One of the highlights of our visit to Naples. Would recommend it to families.
Written 27 February 2024
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Euromate
London26 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
The chapel at the entrance has wonderful architecture and the famous Caravaggio painting at the altar. Upstairs, there is a series of rooms where, I think, the confraternity who owned this edifice must have met, as there is a meeting room and miscellaneous artefacts together with a collection of old paintings and some modern art. Unfortunately, it seemed to me that most of the pictures stand in need of conservation cleaning: some were so dark with age that I could hardly make out the subject matter. In the main salon upstairs was a series of boards depicting the "Quattro Giornate di Napoli" in comic book form, which was interesting and I think more could have been done with it; context, etc.
Written 8 October 2023
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JohnRegoPark
Rego Park, NY1,133 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This outrageously overpriced chapel contains one real gem: the Seven Works of Mercy by Caravaggio--one of his finest late period works. You buy a ticket at the booth set up across the street and enter when you wish. There is no need for advanced purchase. When we were there, we were alone in the building. The other paintings are also worth a look--while you are there--but they are not showstoppers the way the Caravaggio is.
Written 1 October 2023
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Isa b
Gatineau, Canada1,436 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
The main chapel is worth it. The Seven Acts of Mercy truly stands out. It was so quick and there were very few others, so we could enjoy it slowly in Air Con. Nice respite from the heat.

We didn't really enjoy the second floor, although my daughter did like to walk by it to see the modern part of the exhibit.
Written 18 September 2023
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Bev G
Bribie Island, Australia38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
This is a “must do” for lovers of the art of Caravvagio. Even though Naples is very busy, our 1 pm booking saw us given entry ten minutes early and there were only a handful of others at the same time. The masterpiece is breathtaking, large and there is an interactive screen that explains the seven acts of mercy. In the church there are other wonderful artworks and then, included in the very reasonable price you also gain entry into their art gallery. A really worthwhile activity.
Written 17 May 2023
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Tom
Manchester, UK15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
We visited specifically to see Caravaggio's The Seven Works of Mercy. There are several other paintings in the church that are worth looking at, if only to compare them to the master.
Written 10 April 2023
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pecrisan
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
This lovely church/museum is home to one of Michelangelo Merisi's masterpieces, known more commonly as Caravaggio: Le Sette Opere di Misericordia, a sixteenth-century photograph of a local life scene with the Virgin Mary appearing to be leaning against a balcony, the angels dressed in naive garb, and below them, scenes of the streets, the misery of the common people.
Written 5 February 2023
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Paolo-Chris
San Diego, CA955 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
My wife and I were on a mission to see every Caravaggio displayed in Naples and Rome. One of those Caravaggios is the spectacular masterpiece known as the “Seven Acts of Mercy” (also “Seven Works of Mercy”) over the high central altar in the Pio Monte della Misericordia. It is obvious why the painting is universally regarded as the most important painting in Naples. It is truly spectacular.

The small, octagonal-plan of the 18th-century church is a gem. The ticket office is across the narrow street from the entrance to the church; the cost to enter the church is only 8€ – which would be a steal at twice the price just to see the Caravaggio. Incredibly, that 8€ also includes a visit to an art gallery on the second floor, which contains many fantastic paintings by Neapolitan artists, coral sculptures, and views of the city.

Pio Monte della Misericordia, which means “Pious Mount of Mercy” in English, was founded in 1602 as a brotherhood of seven Neapolitan nobles who realized the needs of Naples’ poorer citizens; they decided to donate part of their possessions and commit themselves to performing charitable works and acts of physical mercy to benefit the poor as described in Matthew 25. That group is still in operation today.

In 1602 the brotherhood commissioned a small church. The original church soon became too small for the group’s charitable activities and was demolished to make way for a new, larger building that was constructed between 1658 and 1678 with six side chapels and seven altars. Each altar was to have a painting depicting one of the seven acts of mercy, while the high central altar was to include all seven acts of mercy: Caravaggio’s “Seven Acts of Mercy.” Caravaggio’s masterpiece is visible immediately upon entering the church. Over the altars in the other chapels are fantastic paintings by some of Caravaggio’s followers – Giovan Battista Caracciolo, Fabrizio Santaféde, Giovanni Bernardino Azzolini, Giovanni Vincenzo Forli, Luca Giordano, and Carlo Sellitto.
Written 6 October 2022
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egwanderlust
Hampton, NH1,327 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
The Seven Works of Mercy (Caravaggio) has always been one of my favorite works of art. When visiting Naples I knew we had to visit Pio Monte della Misericordia.

We pre-booked our tickets online and we enjoyed an almost empty visit at the chapel. Upon entering The Seven Works of Mercy overpowers your senses. While the other paintings and sculptures are beautiful. The intensity Caravaggio brings to this one piece keeps your attention.

Your ticket also includes entry into the photo gallery. Overall, the €8 seems cheap for such a wonderful experience.
Written 25 September 2022
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Linda N
Crewe, UK169 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
I always wanted to visit the church to see the famous painting by Caravaggio
and does not disappoint. I never had time a few years ago as so much to see in Naples.
The painting is bigger than I thought and just amazing.
I went upstairs to the museum and also the painting by Cesare Francanzano named Resurrezione Lazzaro to look out for as the woman on the left in the painting is crying and her tears look so life like it’s as though they will drop from the painting.
The cost for entry to the church is €8 and you buy a ticket at the office across from the church.
Written 16 September 2022
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