Chiesa di Santa Maria Donnaregina nuova
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The construction of this baroque church started in the ‘600’s for will of the nuns of the nearby Convento di Santa Maria Donnaregina. Originally the new church intercommunicated, through the apse area, with the thirteenth century fabric.
After 1928-1934 restoration the two churches were separated and made independent. The Donnaregina nuova rises on top of a nice trachytic and marble stairway. The façade, characterized by two orders of pilasters with Corinthian capitals, has on the first level two niches, at the portal’s sides, with the statues of Santi Bartolomeo e Andrea and at the second level windows with marble frames. A fretted gable concludes the façade. The interior has one nave with side chapels, with sumptuous polychromatic marble decorations, stucchi, gold and paintings of Luca Giordano and Francesco Solimena. The vault’s fresco is of Francesco de Benedictis (1654), while the cupola one is of Agostino Beltrano (1655). Actually it is the seat of the Museo Diocesano di Napoli.
Open: MON-WED-THU-FRI-SAT 9,30am-7pm; SUN 9,30am-2pm