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CERTOSA DI SAN MARTINO ("Charterhouse of St. Martin") is a former monastery complex, now a museum, in Naples. Along with Castel Sant'Elmo that stands beside it, this is the most visible landmark of the city, perched atop the Vomero hill that commands the gulf.

The Carthusian monastery was finished and inaugurated under the rule of Queen Joan I in 1368. It was dedicated to St. Martin of Tours. Later it was expanded. Later, in 1623, it was further expanded and became essentially the structure one sees today.

Not only is the cloister itself worth the visit, its location also makes it one of the prime spots to get a good city panorama. More later.

THIS PICTURE shows part of the major cloister.

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Additional Photos by Benny Verbercht (BennyV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2806 W: 35 N: 5701] (30390)
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