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Chiesa di San Domenico Maggiore

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Address: Piazza San Domenico Maggiore 8A, 80134, Naples, Italy
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The splendour of this church is well worth a detour. Everywhere you look has something eye-catching. There are a number of different chapels to explore.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 September 2016
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The splendour of this church is well worth a detour. Everywhere you look has something eye-catching. There are a number of different chapels to explore.

1 Thank nigelsuenos
Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We've seen, naturally, some churches here in Naples, but this one is nearly top of the cake. Chiesa di San Domenico Maggiore was built during the time of the Angevins (1238 - 1324) and when it was finished 1324, represented one of the largest convent complexes in the city of Napoli. It was royal church of the Angevins, commissioned by... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Visited this church as we had read a review here about Roman excavations...this is not that place! This is a gigantic church but no ruins or anything; that poster had this place confused with San Lorenzo a couple of blocks away.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

Beautiful place as with all the other religious establishments in Italy so much gold and painting.Architecture is outstanding.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

We had walked passed this church a few times the outside being inscribed with music notes, however the doors were always closed, we walked passed once and the doors were open and some sort of service was just finishing and hundreds of people were leaving so we respectfully waited to one side to let them out. Then I was met... More 

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Malvern, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

Very impressive underground ruins with a Roman market place, bakery & well which go on for about a quarter of a mile. Very cool especially nice if it's 38 C outside

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

Wow, yet again another smashing church in Italy, this one has so many nooks and crannies to check out it will take some time. Really worth a visit and not one to miss out on. no fee to get in but 5 Euros to enter the extra bit at the end of the visit. Just take it in and be... More 

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Kauai, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2015

The ruins beneath the church are a must see. Preserved like your walking down an old Street are remnants of a Roman market which are very fascinating. There is even a 2000-year-old domed brick oven that has been recently used by one of the local pizzerias to reproduce pizza. It still works! But worth the few dollars to get in.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

We entered through the side entrance up the stairs after noticing the church from the square that we were at. Indoors, the beautiful columns, ceiling, chandeliers and spectacular decorative stained glass took our breath away. It's definitely a magnificently decorated church and worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2015 via mobile

The ceiling and arches of this church were spectacular. Very beautiful columns also. Not as many people visiting this church. Very nice.

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