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“Entrance to the church isn't free anymore”

Pio Monte della Misericordia
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Caravaggio and the Baroque Walking Tour
Ranked #33 of 838 things to do in Naples
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

There are many churches in Italy that contain world famous masterpieces and most of them don't charge you for the entrance. The entrance to Pio Monte della Misericordia chapel has also been free for centuries, while the gallery above the church charged the entrance fee. But now you also have to pay to see the church and the legendary Caravaggio's Seven Works of Mercy painting. The ticket isn't very expensive, but I didn't buy one because I have a serious problem with churches that aren't freely opened for everyone.

Let's just hope that the churches of Rome, where you can also find many Caravaggio's masterpieces, won't follow this pattern and will remain free of charge.

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Reviewed 24 June 2013

What else can I say. If you love the work of Caravaggio you will not be disappointed. The seven Works of Mercy is one of his best pieces. Somehow Caravaggio combined each act of the seven acts of Mercy into one large painting depicting everyday scenes from Naples. Amazing!

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Reviewed 14 May 2013

I saw this painting a few years back and it's remained with me as one of the most special experiences of viewing art. I was the only visitor to the chapel, left unattended and appreciated the full beauty of this wonderful painting alone.

Thank techie69
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

Famous for the 7 acts of mercy by caravaggio on display but also has good artwork upstairs. Perhaps not the best value for money in Naples but a great collection of 16th century stuff.

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Reviewed 18 September 2012

The Seven Works of Mercy by Caravaggio is one of the reasons to visit Naples. Read up before you go and then read all the notes next door to the painting. Then go upstairs to see it from the box and then come back and look at it again and marvel. When you have left you will want to come back to see it again.

Thank davetip
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