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Certosa di San Martino Tickets | A charterhouse-turned-museum 

Located at the highest point in Naples, the Certosa di San Martino is a charterhouse-turned-museum located on the top of Vomero Mountain. The museum is home to beautiful sculptures, a wide collection of Neapolitan paintings, intricate interiors, and beautiful cloisters.  

Things to know before booking your tickets to Certosa di San Martino

  • Limited accessibility: Certosa di San Martino is only partially accessible for wheelchair users. 
  • Many ticket options to choose from: You have lots of ticket options to choose from fro Certosa di San Martino, these include skip-the-line tickets, combo tour tickets and travel passes. 
  • Unlimited access and free entry: Enjoy free entry to attractions and get unlimited access to public transport to visit popular attractions such as Certosa di San Martino. 
  • Artecards: Go for the Artecards, to get great value for money! The Artecards give you free access to attractions and have an extended validity of 3 to 7 days.  

Why visit Certosa di San Martino?

Why Visit Certosa di San Martino
  • Enviable location: Certosa di San Martino is located on the top of Vomero Mountain, which is the highest point in Naples. Certosa di San Martino offers one of the best views of the Gulf of Naples and its surrounding area, from its vantage point at the top of Vomero Mountain. 
  • An art lover’s delight: Marvel at masterpieces by renowned artists such as Cosimo Fanzago, Giuseppe Sanmaritano, and Battistelo Carraciolo at the Certosa di San Martino. 
  • Monastery cum museum: Before being converted into a museum, Certosa di San Martino was a monastery. The monastery was damaged and subsequently occupied by the French in 1799. After restoration works, the monastery was re-established and eventually converted into a museum by Giuseppe Fiorelli. 
  • Key to understanding Neapolitan culture: Certosa di San Martino is a symbol of Catholicism and baroque art. The museum is integral to the understanding of Neapolitan culture. 

Which Certosa di San Martino ticket is best for you?

If you are a budget-conscious traveler - Artecard

If you are a budget-conscious traveler

Go for: Artecard tickets 

Duration: Flexible 

Guide: No 

  • Enjoy free access to 3 attractions, and get discounted entry to the 4th attraction in Naples or Campania. 
  • Get extended validity, either 3 days or 7 days for visiting attractions Naples and Campania. The card also includes unlimited access to public transport. 

Recommended tours

Skip-the-line tickets

If you are short on time

Go for: Skip-the-line tickets

Duration: Flexible

Guide: No

  • Kickstart your visit to Certosa di San Martino with priority access. 
  • Save time on the day of your visit, by skipping the long queues and waiting times at Certosa di San Martino. 

Recommended tour

Combo Tickets

If you want to explore further

Go for: Combo tours

Duration: Flexible

Guide: No

  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to Certosa di San Martino and get entry access to Saint Elmo Castle. 
  • Enjoy free entry to 3 attractions and get a discounted entry rate for the fourth attraction in either Naples or Campania. 

Recommended tour

Cancellation policy

Certain Certosa di San Martino tickets cannot be canceled or rescheduled. However, tickets such as the Artecard Napoli and Artecard Campania can be canceled 24 hours before the experience begins for a full refund. 

Explore Certosa di San Martino

Museum of the 20th Century

With your peak entry ticket for Certosa di San Martino, you can visit the Museum of the 20th Century which features collections of 20th-century Italian and global artists. 

Church of San Martino

The Church of San Martino is a significant part of the larger Certosa (charterhouse) complex, which includes the monastery, museum, and other areas.

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Church and Sacristy
Splendid Cloisters
Sezione Navale
Sezione Presepiale
Quarto del Priore
Famous Sculptures
Immagini e Memorie della Città e del Regno
Sotterranei Gotici
Church and Sacristy

Flanked by the treasury and chapterhouse, the Church and Sacristy at Certosa di San Martino boasts of beautiful frescoes and paintings by some of Naples's greatest 17th-century artists. These include illustrious names such as Battista Caracciolo, Jusepe de Ribera, Guido Reni, and Massimo Stanzione. 

Splendid Cloisters

 Adjacent to the Church, you can see two splendid cloisters-the Chiostro dei Procuratori and the Chiostro Grande. The Chiostro Grande is the larger of the two cloisters, was originally designed by Dosio in the late 16th century, and features beautiful Tuscan-Doric porticoes, gleaming marble statues, and vibrant camellias. 

Sezione Navale - Certosa di San Martino

Just off the Chiostro dei Procuratori is the Sezione Navale. The Sezione Navale documents the history of the Bourbon Navy from 1734 to 1860. It also features a small and exquisite collection of royal barges. 

Nativity scene inside the Certosa di San Martino

Sezione Presepiale features a whimsical collection of rare Neapolitan ‘presepi’ or nativity scenes from the 18th and 19th centuries. One of the most famous works in the collection is the humongous 19th-century Cuciniello creation that covers an entire wall of what used to be the former monastery’s kitchen. 

Quarto del Priore

The bulk of the monks’ historic collection is displayed at the Quarto del Priore, which is in the southern wing of Certosa di San Martino. 

Madonna col Bambino e San Giovannino

You can also see the museum’s most famous sculpture, Madonna col Bambino e San Giovannino here. 

Certosa di San Martino Rooms

Delve into Neopolitan history through a pictorial journey at Immagini e Memorie della Città e del Regno. Over here, you’ll find portraits of historic characters, antique maps, rooms dedicated to major historical events, and a fabled maritime depiction of Naples in the second half of the 15th century. 

Sotterranei Gotici

Below Certosa di San Martino is the Sotterranei Gotici or Gothic Basement. The austere vaulted space of the Sotterranei holds around 150 marble sculptures and epigraphs. Though tours for this area were suspended indefinitely in 2017, for additional information please contact Certosa di San Martino. 

Plan your visit to Certosa di San Martino

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Directions
Facilities
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Visitor Enjoying the View

Thursday to Tuesday: 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM.
Closed: Wednesdays, December 25 and  January 1. 

Best time to visit: Plan your visit to Certosa di San Martino during a weekday morning or late afternoon. If you want to enjoy the gorgeous sunset views from the museum, visit the museum after 4:00 PM. 

Address: Largo S. Martino, 5, 80129 Napoli NA, Italy.

Find on maps. 

  • By cable car: Funicolare di Montesanto
    Nearest stop: Morghen  
Washrooms
  • Washrooms
  • Partially accessible by wheelchair

Helpful Tips
  • Cable cars are the best and quickest way to get to Certosa di San Martino. 
  • Be prepared to walk a lot. Ensure you wear comfortable footwear on the day of your visit. 
  • Look out for the skulls lining the balustrade around the monks’ graveyards at Certosa di San Martino. 
  • Indulge in delicious Neapolitan cuisine after exploring Certosa di San Martino. 
  • Large bags and umbrellas are prohibited at the attraction.
  • Large bags and umbrellas are not allowed

Woman in cafe
  • Scartuchio Certosa Cafe: Enjoy traditional Neapolitan cuisine at the Scartuchio Certosa Cafe
  • Cantina La Barbera: Enjoy delicious food and efficient service in a lovely setting at the popular Cantina La Barbera
  • Renzo e Lucia: Indulge in regional bistro dishes and sip some wine at Renzo e Lucia as you enjoy some beautiful views of the surrounding areas from the restaurant’s terrace. 
  • Vomero Fried Food: Relish crispy and crunchy fried food at the Vomero Fried Food restaurant. 

Beyond Certosa di San Martino

Saint Elmo Castle

Saint Elmo Castle

Located adjacent to Certosa di San Martino, Saint Elmo Castle is a medieval fortress that offers the most breathtaking views of Naples, the Gulf of Naples, and Vesuvius Mountain. Try and plan your visit to Saint Elmo Castle just before sunset, so that you can see the magical transformation of Naples at dusk for yourself. 

Veiled Christ sculpture in Sansevero Chapel

Sansevero Chapel Museum

 Located 4.4 km from Certosa di San Martino, Sansevero Chapel Museum is a jewel of international artistic heritage and is located in the heart of ancient Naples. 

Naples National Archaeological Museum

Naples National Archaeological Museum

Located 4.7 km from Certosa di San Martino, Naples National Archaeological Museum hosts collections from the Greek, Roman, and Renaissance periods. You can also see artifacts from Pompeii, Stabiae, and Herculaneum sites. 

Frequently asked questions about Certosa di San Martino tickets

How much is a ticket to Certosa di San Martino?

The starting price of Certosa di San Martino tickets is €7. The price of the ticket varies according to the type of Certosa di San Martino tickets you opt for. 

How to book tickets to Certosa di San Martino?

You can book tickets for Certosa di San Martino online or purchase them directly at the museum on the day of your visit.

Why should I book Certosa di San Martino tickets online?
  • Convenience: You can book Certosa di San Martino tickets at any time and from anywhere. 
  • Different options: Be it skip-the-line tickets, combo tours, or a 3-day pass, you can choose from different ticketing options when purchasing Certosa di San Martino tickets online. 
  • Discounts and offers: You can benefit from the various discounts and offers that are available online for Certosa di San Martino tickets. 
  • Guaranteed entry: Irrespective of the peak season or off-peak season, when you buy tickets for Certosa di San Martino online, you are guaranteed entry to the museum on the day of your visit. 
What do Certosa di San Martino tickets include?

The inclusions of your Certosa di San Martino tickets depend on the type of ticket you have purchased. However, all Certosa di San Martino tickets include entry access to the attraction.

Can I get skip-the-line tickets for Certosa di San Martino?

You can purchase skip-the-line tickets for Certosa di San Martino. Skip-the-line tickets let you save time and skip the waiting queue at the attraction on the day of your visit. 

How do I access the Museum of the 20th century?

Your Certosa di San Martino tickets includes access to the Museum of the 20th century. 

What is the cancelation policy for Certosa di San Martino tickets?

Certain Certosa di San Martino tickets cannot be canceled or rescheduled. However, if you have purchased the Artecard Napoli or the Artecard Campania, you can cancel your tickets 24 hours before the experience begins for a full refund. 

How long does it take to complete a Certosa di San Martino tour?

The duration of your visit to Certosa di San Martino depends on the type of ticket you have purchased. However, a standard tour of Certosa di San Martino can easily be completed within 1 or 2 hours.