Chiesa di San Pietro a Majella


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Chiesa di San Pietro a Majella

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Napoli

via San Pietro a Majella n. 4

Territorio: Napoli

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From the halls of the Conservatory, the former Celestines convent, surrounded by music you reach the church of San Pietro a Majella. Built around the beginning of the 14th century by Pipino da Barletta upon request of Charles II of Anjou, was dedicated to Pietro del Morrone, future Pope Celestine V. The first plant was modified first by the king Robert of Anjou and later, in 1508, by Alfonso I Aragon that radically changed the structure. Decorated with Baroque marble furnishings and stuccoes and the stilted presbytery, the church lost its Gothic look, restored only in the 19th century. Its inside with three naves divided by pointed arches, transepts and apse, confirms the church as symbol of the Gothic architecture of the city. The private ceilings are decorated with can by Mattia Preti portraying the life of Celestine V and S. Caterina d’Alessandria. Traces of 14th century frescoes are visible in the Cappella della Leonessa and in the presbytery area; the church hosts also works by Massimo Stanzione, Paolo De Matteis, Francesco De Mura; sculptures by Giovanni da Nola and Lorenzo Vaccaro and an altar by Cosimo Fanzago.