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La Certosa di San Giacomo

Via Certosa, Capri, Island of Capri, Italy
+39 081 837 6218
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Waste of time - A nothing site, literally the worst museum and church I've ever paid to enter

I can't fathom how they can charge to enter this site, there's nothing to see. The church offers... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
zjv76
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Sydney, Australia
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Stunning views from the garden!

What a wonderful visit to La Certosa di San Giacomo! Lovely building and paintings, plenty enough... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2017
Joe_and_Jules
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London, United Kingdom
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This charterhouse or Carthusian Monastery was established in 1371 and built by Giacomo Arcuccio, great chamberlain of the Angevine court.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“small art” (2 reviews)
“capri town” (4 reviews)
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Via Certosa, Capri, Island of Capri, Italy
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+39 081 837 6218
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I can't fathom how they can charge to enter this site, there's nothing to see. The church offers very little, architecturally and it's by no means beautiful inside, they would be literally thousands of better churches to visit throughout Europe and Italy. I'm not sure...More

Thank zjv76
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful visit to La Certosa di San Giacomo! Lovely building and paintings, plenty enough to explore. We would highly recommend finding your way through to the garden where you'll be greeted with stunning coastal views of Capri. What a highlight!

Thank Joe_and_Jules
Reviewed 19 April 2017

What a lovely quiet spot when we visited the island of Capri. Not sure if the guided tours come or not but the peace and quiet was welcome. Lovely to wander around the church buildings and out into the garden area. The paintings on the...More

Thank ian1811
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The Certosa is a great place to visit, not only for the beauty of the place and the seascape one can admire, but also for the awesome collection of paintings on Capri by Diefenbach, from the teosophical circle.

Thank Eleanor R
Reviewed 8 October 2016

To get away from the hordes of people in the main piazza walk to the Certosa Di San Giacomo and traverse the arched colonnade used by the Cappicin monks and see the 17th century frescoes high up the walls

Thank quickchick2015
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Although the building may be interesting, the church has not much to show for and the museum has probably the worst possible set of depressive paintings I've ever seen. the author, a german artist living in Capri should have met Freud...well - not my taste...More

Thank Yves M
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Found this little museum and nice park by accident when we lost our way in Capri. Worth a visit for architecture and art lovers (there is a small art gallery), nice shady walk in the garden and one of the best views in Capri! Good...More

Thank garfield-53
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We visited and were charged 4 euros each to enter. At least there were a couple of small art exhibitions to enjoy. The church interior is decorated with old wall paintings which are past their best and the old portico garden was partially boarded up...More

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 16 May 2016

Not far from the centre of Capri Town, yet like stepping into another world, old monastry, very intact, yet run down,but more interesting because of it,various displays of art etc inside,the real find is the garden, also run down, but the views over the cliff...More

Thank john s
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Such a shame because this good be a real beauty however it has been so left to collapse on itself. If you have time to spare and want a few minutes of piece from the crowded streets of capri then go.

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