The Royal Palace of Naples is a historic building located in Plebiscito Square, in the historic center of Naples Italy, where the main entrance is located: the entire complex, including the gardens and the San Carlo Theater, also overlooks Trieste and Trento Square, Municipio Square and Acton Street. The Palace was built in 1600 by Domenico Fontana commissioned by the viceroy Fernando Ruiz de Castro, who wanted to host King Philip III of Spain on an official visit to Naples, the capital of the vice kingdom, in a spacious and comfortable seat.
An opportunity that never came about, given the fickleness of King Philip III who decided to cancel the visit. But Naples Italy finally found itself having a Royal Palace which, from that moment on, became one of the most prestigious royal residences, rich in masterpieces of art and precious objects belonging to the royals of four dynasties. Inside the Royal Palace you can visit the Historic Apartment, used as a museum, which contains, among the many rooms, the Court Theater, the Throne Room, the Mariacristina di Savoia Room and the Royal Chapel, which contain masterpieces prestigious works of art made by the most famous painters of the Bourbon period such as Guercino, Andrea Vaccaro, Mattia Preti, Massimo Stanzione, Francesco De Mura, Battistello Caracciolo, Luca Giordano, Filippo and Nicola Palizzi and Consalvo Carelli.
Do not miss the walk outside the Royal Palace, crossing the courtyard of honor, the courtyard of the carriages, the courtyard of the belvedere and the hanging gardens, which offer a splendid view of the Gulf of Naples and Vesuvius. From the courtyard of honor you can also access the Royal Gardens, a park full of statues, avenues and “secret” paths. The long external façade of the Royal Palace is characterized by the presence of the famous eight majestic statues of the kings who reigned in Naples Italy, whose placement inside the external niches was commissioned by King Umberto I of Savoy in 1888. If you are planning your holiday to visit Naples Italy, visit the Royal Palace is one of the things to do.
- View on Google Maps
- Distance 800 meters from Toledo Metro Station