Saint Elmo's Castle Entry Ticket

Saint Elmo's Castle Entry Ticket
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$10.47
Duration: 2 hours
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Description

Discover close to 1,000 years of Neapolitan history, and enjoy breathtaking unimpaired 360 degree views over the city, the surrounding countryside, and the Bay of Naples.

Saint Elmo Castle was built in 1329 by order of Charles of Anjou on the hill of Sant'Erasmo (now San Martino) to control the roads that lead into the city. Construction was assigned to architects Tino da Camaino, Atanasio Primario, and Francesco di Vito, and was completed in 1343. It was built where the Normans, in 1170, erected an observation tower called Belforte.



The castle, which has now been restored and houses art and history exhibitions, hosts the Molaioli Library of Art and a library of video material, which supplies information about all of the city's monuments. The complex also contains the 16th century Church of Sant'Elmo and the Chapel of Santa Maria del Pilar (17th century).

Discover close to 1,000 years of Neapolitan history, and enjoy breathtaking unimpaired 360 degree views over the city, the surrounding countryside, and the Bay of Naples.