Pio Monte della Misericordia

Pio Monte della Misericordia, Naples

Pio Monte della Misericordia

Pio Monte della Misericordia
4.5
09:00 - 18:00
Monday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
Sunday
09:00 - 14:30
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Neighbourhood: Pendino
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Elena Ciocan
Timisoara, Romania1,725 contributions
Visit the church and the museum
Nov 2019
The beautiful church is located in the historical city center, very close to the Duomo. It had one of Caravaggio's paintings, but do not limit the visit to the church, check the museum as well, it is worth
Written 6 October 2020
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland15,773 contributions
Contains a Caravaggio!
Aug 2020 • Solo
It’s on a quite street and pops up out of nowhere. Well worth a visit to both floors. Also catch the obelisk opposite on the way out.
Written 30 August 2020
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Jane B
UK140 contributions
Wow
Feb 2020
The chapel is stunning not to mention the wonderful Caravaggio painting. I love the mix of modern art the corals alongside the traditional.
Make sure you so up to the museum, not easily signposted, one of the small alcoves has the door open and you exit to the left outside and up some stairs to the adjacent buildings. Museum has a mix of traditional Christian artefacts and paintings alongside modern art.
Well worth entrance fee.
Written 4 March 2020
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gcardill
Staunton, VA159 contributions
Beautiful Chapel!
Jan 2020
I went here during the holidays and it was one of the few places not too crowded. I love the Caravaggio painting and I was happy to see it in person. It is also possible to seat to admire it for as long as you want. There are also some amazing sculptures in red coral to see. I suggest to read the story and the meaning of the Caravaggio painting in advance since the little signs do not explain the complexity of the painting.
Written 2 February 2020
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Karine567
Paris, France32 contributions
surprising !
Oct 2019
After walking a long road straight safari , i could finally see the church and visit not only downstairs but also the upstairs with lots of paintings and desks explaining you how a church used to work .
Written 13 January 2020
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FenechDumink
Birkirkara, Malta78 contributions
Mezmerizing
Jan 2020
During our recent visit to Naples we visited many artistic and heritage sites, but Pio Monte takes the prize. The church is part of a larger complex housing the offices of an extremely exclusive confraternity dedicated to the performance of the seven acts of mercy, which is the theme of the complex (Misericordia). The centrepiece of the church is unarguable the altar painting of the seven acts of mercy, by the great Caravaggio. It is just simply beautiful. After visiting the church allow time to go upstairs to the offices of the confraternity, in reality a museum cum gallery, with their multitude of paintings and, the highlight, a private balcony overlooking the church below where the members of the confraternity followed mass, staring at the altar and, no doubt, being distracted by the sheer beauty of Caravaggio's masterpiece.
Written 10 January 2020
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MuseumJunkie99
Melbourne, Australia41 contributions
A special treat for Caravaggio enthusiasts
Nov 2019
For fans (or is there a better word?) of Caravaggio, this is a rare opportunity to experience one of his masterpieces in situ.

As one of the reviewers pointed out, this is an opportunity to see works of art hung where they are intended to be displayed, rather than in an art gallery. And as another reviewer pointed out, the setting of the chapel is intimate, beautiful and peaceful.

I stepped into the chapel just after 5pm and there were only eight or nine other visitors. I was able to just sit and gawk at this magnificent painting for nearly an hour, with no jostling or distraction. Bliss. Large museums can be so exhausting.

In addition to The Seven Acts of Mercy, Naples is home to two other paintings by Caravaggio: Martyrdom of Saint Ursula at the Galleria di Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano and The Flagellation of Christ at Capodimonte Museum.

For admission, I used my Naples Artecard to obtain a ticket at the ticket office on the other side of Via dei Tribunali. The Artecard cost 21 euros at the time of my visit and includes free entry to three of Naples’ most important museums and cultural sites, discounted entry to several other attractions, as well as three days of public transport.
Written 13 November 2019
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Wendy D
Florence, Italy20 contributions
If you love Caravaggio...
Oct 2019 • Couples
There is a gorgeous work over the alter done in 1607 as well as many other baroque artists emulating him. Plus an extensive gallery. Worth the trip just for this. Right across the street from The Church of Naples.
Written 24 October 2019
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Keith G
Rozelle, Australia51 contributions
Worth a visit
Sep 2019 • Friends
This is one of those placed in Italy not well known and off the tourist track. A bit like Naples itself. Great to see a major work of art in a working church and not stuck in a museum.
Written 10 September 2019
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javdac6070
Fife272 contributions
Amazing to see
Aug 2019 • Couples
The main highlight is Caravaggio's Seven Works of Mercy. Absolutely fantastic.
We had the arte card so you get a discount, sorry can't remember how much we paid.
You also get access to the museum upstairs.
Lady behind ticket desk, very helpful.
Written 22 August 2019
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