Visiting a museum is always a unique experience, as each one has its own distinct characteristics, style, and of course, content. Museum subjects vary greatly from city to city, and can range from firefighter's museums to fine art, to sports. If you need help making a selection, our 10Best list highlights the top spots to visit in Naples.

Museo di Capodimonte

Built in the 18th century, this vast building was formerly a royal estate. The palace itself was designed by Medrano. However, the real attraction is the display of art that depicts the history of Italian painting, presented chronologically,...  Read More

Museo di Palazzo Reale

This massive royal court was designed in the 17th century and features statues paying homage to eight Neapolitan kings on its bold façade. It took more than 200 years to complete and once it was finished in 1843, it became known as one of the...  Read More

This small museum has one of the most extensive international collections in the area, with plenty objects d'art and crafts from Japan and China. Sculptures, paintings, tapestries, artifacts, and more are on display.

Museo Nazionale di San Martino

Its central location is next to the imposing Castel Sant'Elmo and this is another museum that was formerly a monastery. The Museo Nazionale di San Martino offers a thorough look at both the art and the history of Naples, with displays delving...  Read More

Focusing on Neapolitan art and history, this museum was formerly a Carthusian monastery. Since 1866, though, it has housed the San Martino collection, which features an entire section on nativity scenes, a historical section full of furniture,...  Read More

Il Museo Archeologico Nazionale

This is one of the most important archeological museums in the world and is a must for any visitor interested in art or history. The pieces are from the collection of Carlo di Borbone, who was a former King of Naples. Restoration is still...  Read More

Osservatorio Astronomico

This observatory offers one of the best views of the city from its hilltop perch on the hill of Miradois. This facility was founded in 1819 and was the first scientific observatory of its kind in Europe. Still housed in its neo-classical,...  Read More

Museo Civico Gaetano

This museum, in a history-laden palazzo, houses the art collection of Prince Filangieri. The museum is in a former palace, which is a classic example of Florentine Renaissance style, and the collection was donated to the city in 1888. After...  Read More

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