“In questo stato il p.o Nov.re si aprì il giorno, e si fece trovare adornata con tre lampieri grandi di cristallo, e tutti l’Altari illuminati, quello maggiore adornato d’Argenti, e l’altri due d’ottone, et attorno ai Giardini vi si posero moltissime teste di fratelli con il loro nome e i loro lumi”.

These are the words used in the Memorie dell’Ill.ma Compagnia e Sacro Osp.le della SS.ma Trinità dei Pellegrini e Convalescenti di questa città di Napoli to describe the opening of the “new” terrasanta in 1754. This terrasanta was part of a plan to expand the church, commissioned by the Pellegrinis to Giovanni Antonio Medrano, and consists of two parts. A wide, octagonal lounge leads to four large rooms, three of which contain an altar, whereas the fourth one is open and leads to the entrance. The curved walls are marked by vertical niches used as burial places for the brethren.
A stucco high relief depicting the burial of Jesus – which replaced a previous fresco – is placed above the main altar. The walls near the two other altars – formerly made of wood – are covered by frescoes depicting the Archangel Michael and St. Philip.

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Getting there

41, Via Portamedina

80134 Napoli

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Opening hours

Monday - Saturday

from 9 am to 2 pm

Ph. (+39) 081 5518957

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