Cathedral of Naples, Chapel of St. Januarius Tickets

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Catacombs of San Gaudioso Entry Tickets & Guided Tour

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  • Follow a licensed English or Italian-speaking guide on a captivating 1-hour tour of the Catacombs of San Gaudioso.
  • This guided tour will lead you through winding tunnels under the city to explore the eternal resting places of historic figures like Bishop San Gaudioso.
  • Marvel at the ornate tombs and gain a deeper appreciation for the diverse cultural influences that have shaped the city.
  • Enter San Gennaro and be amazed by the unique and macabre art collection featuring frescoes made using real bones and skulls
  • Upgrade your ticket to include the Artecard Campania and avail discounts, 5 free entries and so much more!
  • Follow a licensed English or Italian-speaking guide on a captivating 1-hour tour of the Catacombs of San Gaudioso.
  • This guided tour will lead you through winding tunnels under the city to explore the eternal resting places of historic figures like Bishop San Gaudioso.
  • Marvel at the ornate tombs and gain a deeper appreciation for the diverse cultural influences that have shaped the city.
  • Enter San Gennaro and be amazed by the unique and macabre art collection featuring frescoes made using real bones and skulls
  • Upgrade your ticket to include the Artecard Campania and avail discounts, 5 free entries and so much more!

Inclusions

  • 1-hour guided tour of the Catacombs of San Gaudioso
  • Expert English or Italian-speaking guide
  • Entrance to Catacombs of San Gennaro
  • Artecard Campania (optional)
  • Artecard Napoli (optional)
  • Tip: Bring along a sweater, even in hot weather, as the temperature in the catacombs varies between 15 and 22°.
  • Relief plaques along the route make it possible for guests with visual impairment to participate.
  • Facilities: Free Parking
  • This tour is unsuitable for wheelchair users and those with mobility impairments.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Artecard Campania

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  • Experience Campania's top sights—including Naples, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Paestum, and more with this convenient city card!
  • Enjoy free entry to your chosen initial sites followed by discounted rates on others, all supported with English and Italian language assistance.
  • Over 80 monuments, museums, and archaeological sites in the area are accessible to you.
  • Choose between a 3-day pass for free access to 2 museums and unlimited transportation or upgrade to a 7-day pass for free entry to 5 museums.
  • Experience Campania's top sights—including Naples, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Paestum, and more with this convenient city card!
  • Enjoy free entry to your chosen initial sites followed by discounted rates on others, all supported with English and Italian language assistance.
  • Over 80 monuments, museums, and archaeological sites in the area are accessible to you.
  • Choose between a 3-day pass for free access to 2 museums and unlimited transportation or upgrade to a 7-day pass for free entry to 5 museums.

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  • Free entry to the first 2 or 5 sites of your choice (Full list here)
  • Up to 50% discount from the 3rd or 6th site onwards (as per option selected)
  • 3 or 7-day validity (as per option selected)
  • Tourist assistance in English and Italian
  • Unlimited travel on Unicocampania Consortium network (optional)
  • Tip: No matter when you visit, Campania offers a unique experience so make sure you look up what you want to do before deciding on a time to visit.
  • In order to activate the Card, you must contact the service provider as per the instructions in the voucher you will receive after booking.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
  • These tickets are valid for 6 months from the date of purchase.
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Royal Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro Tickets with Audio Guide

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30 min.
Audio Guide
  • Visit the gem of Baroque art and architecture, and a place that is symbolic of the deep relationship between the people of Naples and the city's patron saint San Gennaro (St Januaris).
  • Elaborately decorated with gorgeous paintings, frescoes, bronze and silver sculptures, the place has been a popular destination of worship for royals and commoners alike for centuries.
  • Immerse yourself in a memorable storytelling experience with a 30-minute audio guide. Available in 5 languages and including 7 points of interest, the audio guide offers a simple touch display that gives you total control over the images and content you want to access.
  • Collect your audio guide on the day and timeslot you have selected for your visit. Display your voucher on the phone at the Audio Guide Desk at the entrance of the Chapel, which is located inside the Cathedral of Naples.
  • Visit the gem of Baroque art and architecture, and a place that is symbolic of the deep relationship between the people of Naples and the city's patron saint San Gennaro (St Januaris).
  • Elaborately decorated with gorgeous paintings, frescoes, bronze and silver sculptures, the place has been a popular destination of worship for royals and commoners alike for centuries.
  • Immerse yourself in a memorable storytelling experience with a 30-minute audio guide. Available in 5 languages and including 7 points of interest, the audio guide offers a simple touch display that gives you total control over the images and content you want to access.
  • Collect your audio guide on the day and timeslot you have selected for your visit. Display your voucher on the phone at the Audio Guide Desk at the entrance of the Chapel, which is located inside the Cathedral of Naples.

Inclusions

  • Entrance to the Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro
  • Official audioguide in 5 languages
  • Tip: Listen to the audio guide to hear interesting tidbits as you marvel at the baroque architecture.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Royal Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro Guided Tour

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1 hr. 30 min.
  • Explore the art and culture unique to Italy with an expert English-speaking guide.
  • Visit the Cappella del Tesoro, a place that symbolizes art and devotion.
  • Admire the art collections dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries in the Cathedral of Naples.
  • Take a close look at rare items in the Museum of Treasures collected over 7 centuries.
  • Discover tales of the awe-inspiring masterpieces in these cultural and historic sites.
  • Explore the art and culture unique to Italy with an expert English-speaking guide.
  • Visit the Cappella del Tesoro, a place that symbolizes art and devotion.
  • Admire the art collections dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries in the Cathedral of Naples.
  • Take a close look at rare items in the Museum of Treasures collected over 7 centuries.
  • Discover tales of the awe-inspiring masterpieces in these cultural and historic sites.

Inclusions

  • Entrance to the Chapel of San Gennaro
  • Entrance to the San Gennaro Museum
  • Live guide
  • 90-minute tour with an expert guide
  • Tip: Don't forget to carry your cameras to capture the mesmerizing baroque architecture and the jewels you will see on this guided tour.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Royal Chapel of the Treasure of Saint Januarius - The Miracle

Visit the Royal Chapel of the Treasure of Saint Januarius, a unique chapel dedicated to the patron saint of Naples, Saint Januarius. Filled with rich history, exquisite baroque architecture, and a heart-rending story of the bond between the people of Naples and their patron saint, there is much to learn and see on your visit.

Why Visit the Royal Chapel of the Treasure of St Januarius in Naples?

San GenaroLP - Why Visit the Royal Chapel of the Treasure of St Januarius in Naples?
  • The Architecture: The Chapel of San Gennaro part of the Naples Cathedral, is a stellar example of 16th and 17th-century baroque architecture and art, known for the Domenichino dome, frescoes, gilded reliefs, and wall decorations.  
  • The History: Learn about the history of the chapel that was commissioned through the wishes of the Neopolitan people in honor of their patron saint, St. Januarius after surviving a sequence of wars and natural disasters. 
  • Unique Facts: Unlike other churches, the chapel is not governed by a diocesean curia, but is administered by the people of Naples through a lay committee called the Deputation. Learn more through a guided tour. 
  • Sculptures and silverware: Admire the extensive collection of silverware donated by the people of Naples including the reliquary bust of St. Januarius and 50 co-patron saints cast from silver and bronze. 
  • Blood of St. Januarius: One of the main reasons to visit the chapel is to witness the miracle of San Gennaro's blood. The saint's dried blood is stored in two ampoules and is said to liquefy three times a year, in May, September, and December. You may also see the high altar. 

Your Royal Chapel of the Treasure of St Januarius Tickets Explained

San GenaroLP - Entry Tickets

Entry Tickets

Duration: 30 minutes

Entry Ticket with Guided Tour

  • Gain admission into the San Gennaro Chapel and enjoy exquisite Baroque art and architecture.
  • Admire gorgeous paintings, and frescoes created by a saga of Italian painters as well as bronze and silver sculptures cast by expert goldsmiths of the time.  
  • Learn the history of the chapel and the patron Saint of Naples St. Januarius in a 30-minute audio guide that is available in 5 languages and includes 7 points of interest.

Recommended Tours:

Royal Chapel of the Treasure of St. Januarius: Reserved Ticket + Audioguide

San GenaroLP - Guided Tours

Guided Tours

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Take a guided tour of the Chapel of San Gennaro and learn all about its history, its unique style of governance, and the devotion of the people of Naples with an English-speaking guide.
  • Admire art collections and rare artifacts from the 16th-17th centuries in the museum of treasures along with breathtaking frescoes and gold leaf wall decorations. 
  • Study the baroque architecture of the chapel as well as the Naples Cathedral where it is situated. 

Recommended Tours:

Naples - Guided tour of the Chapel and the Museum of the Treasure of San Gennaro

Why Buy Chapel of St. Januarius Tickets Online?

Tickets can be purchased online as well as at the ticket office at the chapel. However, here are some reasons why you should opt for online tickets:

  • Booking in Advance: By booking your ticket in advance you secure your spot at the Chapel of St. Januarius and avoid the inconvenience of tickets being sold out for that day.
  • Convenience: You can conveniently enter the chapel hassle-free by displaying your mobile ticket and avoid standing in long queues at the ticket counter
  • Free Cancellation: Feel free to cancel these tickets 24 hours before your experience starts and get a full refund.

Explore the Royal Chapel of the Treasure of St Januarius in Naples

San GenaroLP - Bust of San Januarius

Bust of San Januarius

It was in 1305 that Charles of Anjou, to celebrate the 1000th death anniversary of the saint, donated the gold and silver bust-cum-reliquary of St. Januarius after employing the best goldsmiths in the province to work on it. The work was so impressive that it inspired a legacy of goldsmithing in the area. 

San GenaroLP - Sculptures and Busts

Sculptures and Busts

You will find statues of important saints in the chapel, out of which 19 are full-figure sculptures made out of bronze. The statues also have corresponding reliquary busts that contain relics from the same saints. There are 54 reliquary busts in total.

San GenaroLP - Silverware

Silverware

The collection of silverware in this chapel is said to be one of the largest in the world.. Don’t miss the chance to view the giant candelabra in front of the high altar that weighs a hefty 150kgs. Alongside this are 2000 ducats donated by the aristocracy of the Bourbon dynasty.

San GenaroLP - Altar

Altar

The porphyry high altar is a baroque masterpiece that is etched with scenes from the saint's life, biblical messages, and the return of the saint's bones to the church. The altar features reliefs and sculptures of St. Januaius looking down on the faithful as birds fly above him.

San GenaroLP - Tabernacle

Tabernacle

Hidden behind the frontal altar are silver doors and a red drape that hides the strongbox containing the vials of St. Januarius blood. So precious is this relic, that two keys are required to open it. One is held with the Deputation and the other with the Archbishop of Naples.

Plan Your Visit to the Royal Chapel of the Treasure of St Januarius in Naples

Timings
Location
Entrances
Facilities
Accessiblity
Eat
Stay
Rules & Tips
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San GenaroLP - Timings

The chapel is open from Monday to Saturday from 8.30 AM to 1 PM and again from 2.30 PM to 6 PM. On Sundays 8.30 AM to 1 PM and 4.30 PM to 7.30 PM.

The last admission is half an hour before closing time

Closed: Visits are suspended temporarily during the celebration of the Eucharist that happens every day from 9 AM to 9.30 AM. The opening hours of the chapel may also undergo variations due to religious celebrations or special events.

Best Time to Visit

The Chapel sees a large number of visitors daily. Therefore it is advised that you book a slot in the early hours to avoid crowds.

San GenaroLP - Getting There

Address: Via Duomo, 147, 80138 Napoli NA, Italy [Find on Maps]

Getting There

By Metro: Take Line 1 of the Metro to reach the Duomo stop and Line 2 to reach the Piazza Cavour stop. The Chapel is within walking distance from these points.  

San GenaroLP - Entrances

The chapel is located inside the premises of the Naples Cathedral. There is only one entrance to the Chapel of St Januarius used by all visitors. 

San GenaroLP - Facilities

Audio Guides: Audio guide facilities that are available in 7 languages can be opted for. Audio guide facilities also come with your purchase of entry tickets from our website.  

wheelchair Accessiblity

The chapel is wheelchair accessible with a wooden ramp to access the entrance.

San GenaroLP - Dining

There are no dining facilities at the Chapel of St. Januarius. Try these nearby restaurants for some great food instead.

  • Trattoria Pizzeria Caravaggio: Get scrumptious traditional Italian pasta and pizzas in this restaurant located 130m from the chapel.
  • Mannesi Terra Mia: Enjoy the cozy ambiance of this restaurant located 180m from the chapel as you munch on piazzas and a variety of gourmet Italian dishes 
  • A Lucianella: Feast on delectable Neopolitan seafood at this rustic yet charming trattoria that can be found 250m from the chapel.
  • Cala la Pasta: The varieties of pasta you will get at Cala la Pasta are innumerable. Take a short stroll of 300m to this restaurant.  
San GenaroLP - Stay
  • Budget
    San Gennaro B&B (less than 100m)
  • Mid-range
    The Duomo House (less than 100m)
  • Luxury
    Duomo 152 Napoli Relais (less than 100m)
Rules & Tips
  • Admission into the Chapel of St. Januarius is limited, with a maximum number of visitors. Book online to secure your spot. 
  • You can also get tickets from the reception desk at the entrance to the Chapel. However, this is subject to availability.
  • Residents and natives of Naples, children under 18 if accompanied by a paying adult, religious professionals, journalists, disabled persons, persons accompanying the disabled, teachers accompanying school parties, and authorized guides accompanying groups can enter the museum free of charge. 
  • At this time the museum still advises its visitors to maintain a distance of at least one meter between themselves and other people unless they are family members.
San GenaroLP - Nearby
  • Naples National Archaeological Museum - Visit this renowned Italian archaeological museum known best for the Farnese collection of sculptures as well as artifacts from the Greek, Roman, and Renaissance era including those from nearby Pompeii, Stabiae, and Herculaneum ruins.
  • Naples Underground Tours - Explore the rich heritage of Naples by visiting its ancient Graeco-Roman underground network of ruins that runs below the city.
  • Royal Palace of Naples - The Royal Palace of Naples is a palace-cum-museum, and a popular tourist destination located in central Naples that was one of the four residences used by the Bourbon Dynasty during their rule.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Royal Chapel of the Treasure of St Januarius Tickets

Q. Are Chapel of St. Januarius tickets available online?

A. Yes, tickets to the Chapel of St. Januarius are available for purchase online. This is the best way to visit as the tickets are limited.

Q. What do Chapel of St. Januarius tickets include?

A. Tickets include access to the Chapel and the Treasury Museum.

Q. Are discounts available on Chapel of St. Januarius tickets?

A. At present, discounted ticket prices are available for children, students, and senior citizens.

Q. What is the cancellation policy for Chapel of St. Januarius tickets?

A. There is free cancellation on these tickets which means that you can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Q. What parts of the museum can I access with the Chapel of St. Januarius tickets?

A. The tickets provide access to the Treasury Museum, which houses artwork and artifacts related to the chapel and its history.

Q. Can I get skip-the-line tickets for the Chapel of St. Januarius?

A. Although there are no skip-the-line tickets you may avail of reserved tickets that guarantee you entry into the Chapel.

Q. How long does it take to complete a Chapel of St. Januarius tour?

A. A visit to the chapel and museum, while completing the tour can take around 1-2 hours.

Q. What is the Chapel of St. Januarius' opening hours?

A. The chapel and museum are open from Monday to Saturday from 8.30 AM to 1 PM and again at 2.30 PM to 6 PM.  On Sundays 8.30 AM to 1 PM and 4.30 PM to 7.30 PM.

Q. Where is the Chapel of St. Januarius located?

A. The Chapel of St. Januarius is located in Naples, Italy, inside the Cathedral of Naples on Via Duomo.