The baby of Naples Castles, Castel Sant’Elmo dates to a 14th century fortress built by the Angevins. It was replaced by the six-pointed star military structure we see today in the 16th century by Viceroy Don Pedro Alvarez de Toledo and Pedro Luis Escriva, a military engineer from Valencia. The San Martino Chartherouse sits just below.
While most visitors forgo visiting Castle Sant’Elmo, the 360° panoramic views of the city and the bay from the castle’s terrace are worth the trip. The Novecento a Napoli Museum is housed in the ex-High Prison, Carcere Alto in Piazza d’Armi and features an impressive collection of 20th Century (Neapolitan) Modern Art.
Castel Sant’Elmo is part of the Neapolitan Museum Network Polo Museale Napoli.
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Plan Your Visit
Via Tito Angelini, 22, Naples
+39 081 2294401
Open daily 08.30 – 19.30, last entry at 18.30. Novecento a Napoli Museum open daily 08.30 – 17.00 except Tuesdays, last entry at 16.15
Adults €5,00, Reduced €2,50