Museo di Capodimonte

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Reggia di Capodimonte

The Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte in Naples (officially Italian: Museo e Gallerie Nazionali di Capodimonte ) is housed in the Reggia di Capodimonte palace and shows exhibits from the Italian and Neapolitan cultural heritage as well as an extensive picture gallery. It was originally the summer residence of the Bourbons in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, just outside the city, and overlooks the city.


The palace was built by order of Charles VII, King of Naples and Sicily, later Charles III. built by Spain from 1738 based on designs by Giovanni Antonio Medrano, who also built the Teatro San Carlo . With the building, King Charles wanted to create a worthy setting for the famous Farnese art collection , which he had inherited from his mother Elisabetta Farnese .

The focus of the collection is on oil paintings from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, including important works by Masaccio , Sandro Botticelli , Simone Martini , Raffael , Tizian , Caravaggio , El Greco , Pieter Bruegel the Elder and Luca Giordano .

In 2010 the extensive exhibition Ritorno al Barocco took place here and in five other Naples museums . Since Caravaggio a Vanvitelli instead.

Important works in the museum

Web links

Commons : Museo di Capodimonte  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 40 ° 52 ′ 1.2 ″  N , 14 ° 15 ′ 1.9 ″  E