The Church of San Lorenzo Maggiore in Naples

Church of San Lorenzo Maggiore in Naples

The monumental complex

Il monumental complex of San Lorenzo Maggiore represents a fascinating example of Greek-Roman architecture in the heart of the historic center of Naples. In fact, here lies the heart of the ancient city, where you can take a journey back in time even exploring the subsoil of Neapolis.

The complex includes:

The basilica

La early Christian basilica was dedicated to the protomartyr Lorenzo between 533 and 555, years of the bishopric of John II, and donated to the Franciscan friars in 1234. Between 1270 and 1275, at the behest of Charles I, a larger basilica was built.

The Roman subsoil

The San Lorenzo Maggiore complex offers the opportunity for visitors to perform a real journey back in time to the ancient "Neapolis", where you can follow a road of the time with the related shops, admire the "Cryptoporticus" and the "Macellum.

The rooms

Inside the rooms of the complex it is possible to accommodate institutional events,, exhibitions or conferences. These are the rooms:

  • Sixtus V
  • Chapter
  • Convivio
  • Masters

Information on the Church of San Lorenzo Maggiore

Opening time

Every day from 9: 30 to 17: 30

price tickets

  • Full price: €9 (20% discount with Artecard)
  • Reduced: €7 (over 65, Campania Artecard, Teachers, University students)
  • Reduced: 6 € Under 18
  • Reduced: 4 € School groups


Piazza San Gaetano 316 - 80138 Naples

How to Get There:

By subway
Subway 1 Line, Dante stop, take Via Port'Alba and via dei Tribunali (about 9 minutes on foot).
Subway 2 Line, Cavour stop, walk along Via Costantinopoli, Piazza Bellini, Via dei Tribunali (about 15 minutes).


Tel: 081.2110860
Whatsapp: 389.1091865
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Official site of the Monumental Complex of San Lorenzo Maggiore

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