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Capodimonte Museum Opening Hours, Best Time to Visit & More



Museo Di Capodimonte

Days (Jan 1 TO Dec 31)TIMINGS
Monday8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Capodimonte Museum opening hours

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Capodimonte Museum Opening Hours

Capodimonte Museum Opening Hours

What is the Best Time to Visit Capodimonte Museum?

Best Time to Visit Capodimonte Museum

Peak Season vs Low Season

  • Peak Season: April-October
  • Low Season: November-March

Peak season (April-October) at Capodimonte Museum, brings lively crowds and longer hours, ideal for in-depth exploration of its vast art collections. However, crowded galleries may limit intimate experiences with masterpieces. Moreover, prices for accommodation and waiting times tend to increase. In the low season (November-March), fewer visitors mean more tranquil visits, providing a more personal encounter with the artwork. While some facilities might have shorter operating hours, accommodation prices are usually lower. Cold weather is hardly an issue given the indoor nature of the museum, making the low season a smart choice for budget-minded art lovers seeking a peaceful cultural immersion.

Best Time to Visit Capodimonte Museum

Weekday vs Weekend

Visiting Capodimonte Museum on a weekday (Monday-Friday) offers a more tranquil experience. With fewer visitors, you'll enjoy the artistic treasures with minimal distraction, making it ideal for deep appreciation. Plus, tour groups are less frequent, leading to a serene ambiance. Visit either shortly after opening, at 8:30 AM, or in the late afternoon, around 4 PM, to avoid the peak rush. 

On the contrary, the weekend (Saturday-Sunday) sees a spike in visitors, adding vibrancy but also potential crowding. However, the energy can enhance the overall experience, providing diverse perspectives on the art. Note that weekend tickets may sell out faster, so early online booking is recommended. Visit the museum in the evening hours (keep in mind the last admission time of 6:30 PM) when it’s less crowded. 

How Long Should I Spend at the Capodimonte Museum?

With over 47,000 works of art spread across 151 rooms, it is recommended that you dedicate at least half a day to exploring the Capodimonte Museum. However, if you are pressed for time, 3-4 hours would give you ample time to view all the main highlights of the museum. This allows you to absorb the highlights, including works by Caravaggio, Raphael, and Titian, without feeling too rushed.

Frequently Asked Questions About Capodimonte Museum Opening Hours

What are the Capodimonte Museum opening hours?

The Capodimonte Museum opening hours are 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM, Thursday to Tuesday. The second & third floors of the museum which houses the Gallery of Neapolitan Art are open from 10 AM to 5:30 PM.

Is Capodimonte Museum open every day?

The Capodimonte Museum is open from Thursday to Tuesday.

Does Capodimonte Museum have evening hours?

The Capodimonte Museum remains open till 7:30 PM and the second & third museum floors stay open till 5:30 PM. Hence, you can visit the museum in the evening hours. However, keep in mind the last entry time is at 6:30 PM.

Are there any specific timings for the last admission?

Yes, the last admission is at 6:30 PM within the exception of 24 and 31 December, when the last entry is at 1 PM. 

When is the Capodimonte Museum closed?

The Capodimonte Museum stays closed on Wednesdays, 1 January, and 25 December.

How long should I spend at Capodimonte Museum?

Exploring the museum thoroughly will take around 3 to 5 hours.

When is the best time to visit Capodimonte Museum?

The best time to visit is during the low seasons (November-March) and on weekdays when the crowd is low. However, you can also visit in the late afternoon or early morning on weekends shortly when the museum opens.

Is the Capodimonte Museum open on public holidays?

The Capodimonte Museum is open on most public holidays except on 1 January, and 25 December. On 24 and 31 December, the museum closes at 2 PM.

Should I visit Capodimonte Museum on a public holiday?

Visiting Capodimonte Museum on public holidays can result in more visitors and potentially long waiting times in the queue. It’s advisable to plan your visit on a non-public holiday and book online tickets for instant confirmation and guaranteed access to the museum on the day of your visit.