Museum complex of Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio in Arco

The Purgatory Museum Complex in Arco

In the heart of the ancient center of Naples , along via dei Tribunali , is the baroque church of Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio in Arco , known to the Neapolitan people as the church "de '' e cape 'e morte".

The rooms of the church of Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio in Arco, which follow one another behind the apse and the underground church with the adjacent hypogeum form the Museo dell'Opera Pia Purgatorio in Arco.

Crossing the threshold begins a real journey into Neapolitan culture between art, faith, life, death . From the small and beautiful 17th century church, which houses the precious marbles and the winged skull of Dionisio Lazzari , together with masterpieces by Massimo Stanzione , Luca Giordano and Andrea Vaccaro , one descends into the ancient and grandiose hypogeum which still houses the fascinating cult aimed at anonymous human remains who become special intermediaries for invocations, prayers, requests for intercessions. A small museum set up in the spaces of the elegant sacristy completes the itinerary.


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Via dei Tribunali, 39
80138 Naples


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