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“Ornate Cathedral But Pretty Much A Restoration Project.”
Review of Duomo di Napoli

Duomo di Napoli
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Ranked #35 of 787 things to do in Naples
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 13 July 2018

This cathedral, Gothic in design and completed in the 14th century and since then restored several times over, is the home to the Crypt and the Chapel of Naples Patron Saint, San Gennaro. Also it is where the Festival of San Gennaro, the infamous blood liquefaction ceremony takes place three times a year. It always works, otherwise Naples with face some bad doings. There's a possible scientific explanation for this phenomenon, but never mind. See the frescoes, altar pieces, and the bronze railing. frescoes in the Basilica of Santa Restituta are something special.

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Reviewed 7 July 2018

This is a beautiful, ornate cathedral in Naples, and as has been said many times there are so many to choose from, so for religious people, those who like art and those who love architecture, there is lots to be seen. Like the rest this has all that you want to see, religious iconography and a mix of Baroque, Gothic and Byzantine art/architecture. The chapels are amazing and writing this review after a couple of weeks makes you realise that it is difficult to distinguish between many of them. It is just set back on a main road and it is difficult to see the dome from outside, but it can be seen from miles around.

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

Yes, Duomo - the cathedral - is the main church of Naples: majestic facade, impressive high columns and ornamented ceiling, nice altar and some chapels. But yet it is another big church. For me the real treasure is hidden left to the nave - there you enter Basilica Santa Restituta. Formally, those are two separate places, so I place my review elsewhere, but I think it's worth mentioning in a review of the cathedral.

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Reviewed 2 July 2018

As we entered the Duomo a man approached us and asked of we wanted a guide. Our default answer in "no thanks" but he (Dino) wasn't accepting that and explained that he was a volunteer and there was no charge but we were free to make a donation at the end. We went for it and it was great! We learnt so much more than we could have on out own and Dino's knowledge and passion were terrific.
In summary - lovely cathedral, stunning chapels and get a volunteer guide if you can.

Thank Steve F
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Just like I said - just another cathedral. It definitely has nothing on domes in Milano, Venice, Florence. It is perhaps because of location - I am always impressed by architecture and views from outside, in Naples the Dome (and other cathedrals) are just jammed into the cramped city environment so you can’t really appreciate the beauty.

Thank Konstantin E
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