Largo S. Martino, 5, 80129 Napoli
The Charterhouse of San Martino is among the major monuments of Naples; is, by far, one of the most successful examples of Baroque art and architecture along with the Royal Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro. It is situated on the Vomero hill, next to Castel Sant ‘Elmo. In December 2010, the Decree n. 851 of the Ministry of Culture issued a proposal from the Superintendent of architectural and landscape of Naples and the province, said the hill on which stands the Charterhouse “national monument”
Since 1866 the monastery is home to the National Museum of San Martino.
Square and courtyard
On the square is the church of women’s work Dosio, and decorated with stucco in the seventeenth century. To the right is the entrance, in the entrance hall is located a crest Angevin. The entrance leads to the courtyard also made by Dosio.
On the left is the church from the fourteenth century remodeled Dosio (which rearranged the portico of five arches with three arches drawing two chapels) and Cosimo Fanzago (who built a serliana to mask facciataprecedente); the top and the walls are the Tagliacozzi Channel.
In the space between the serliana and the façade there are frescoes by Micco Spadaro, Giovanni Baglione and Belisario Corenzio.