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La Certosa di San Giacomo

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This charterhouse or Carthusian Monastery was established in 1371 and built by Giacomo Arcuccio, great chamberlain of the Angevine court.
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Via Certosa, Capri, Island of Capri, Italy
+39 081 837 6218
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 October 2015

The frescoes in the church are lovely but you can see these and the wonderful nearly 700 year old painting of the Madonna above the church door from outside the building, so no need to pay the 4 Euro entrance fee unless you are interested...More

2  Thank MadamJosephine
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Reviewed 11 October 2014

If you like modern art you will love this place and give it 5 stars. Art apart the ex monastery is interesting, not stunning. The entrance to the garden is hard to find (not marked), but has a lovely view. But if it's just the...More

3  Thank Ter35
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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We loved this place and are surprised there is a charge as on the day we visited, a Sunday it was free. Leaving the busy centre and finding this wonderful old monastery made our day, we had the place virtually to ourselves. The church is...More

Thank Norfolklb
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Definitely worth a visit which also gives u a great view over Faraglione rocks From the certase gardens.

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Reviewed 31 August 2018

I think I would have given this place an extra star had the space not been overtaken by seating in the open courtyard for some entertainment. But the bones of the building were gorgeous and one can just close your eyes and imagine days gone...More

Thank LEBN16
Reviewed 30 June 2018

In Capri it is difficult to avoid the crowds on a summer day and if you want to enjoy the breathtaking views you will share it with many others. But not many seem to visit the Certosa which was a monastery built in a very...More

Thank 210makism
Reviewed 23 June 2018

There is really nothing to see apart from lots of cement and some cheap art. Daring to charge an entrance fee but I guess the monastery needs the money. Walk to the entrance and then back to the garden of Augustus.

Thank kuede
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

First recommendation buy the ticket combined with the Augustus Garden in the gardens and you will save 2 Euro. Second recommendation go to the garden in the back of the Abbey as it is so quiet and has great views. The rest of the complex...More

Thank rickyspa1
Reviewed 21 April 2018

We walked here spur of the moment after looking at the posted Capri maps filled with attractions - they make it look gorgeous! It was expensive to enter - 6 euros per person and they failed to mention the gardens were closed for a private...More

1  Thank kristenj522
Reviewed 17 March 2018

It cost 6 euros and, honestly, even 1 euro would be too much. Completely boring buiidngs which have been restored with cement and concrete. If you like lots of terrible artwork, this is the place for you. Take the right-hand fork in the road and...More

1  Thank forgey
Reviewed 24 December 2017

Well worth a visit - really interesting warren of buildings and cloisters, with old frescos and modern art (we'd never heard of Diefenbach but very interesting); and make sure you find your way to the garden for the lovely coastal views.

Thank D Y
Reviewed 14 November 2017

We walked a long way to go to the Certosa di San Giacomo only to find that its hours are constricted. What a disappointment!

Thank nanacake
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