ROYAL PALACE OF NAPLES

ROYAL PALACE OF NAPLES

Palazzo Reale, the Royal Palace of Naples, is one of the city’s most imposing and famous landmarks.

An architectural jewel, museum and cultural hub, it dominates Piazza del Plebiscito, one of Italy’s most intriguing and important squares.

HISTORY

The Royal Palace of Naples was built on the orders of viceroy Fernando Ruiz de Castro, Count of Lemos, according to designs by Domenico Fontana in 1600. The design was enriched in the 18th century thanks to Luigi Vanvitelli who, because of static problems, decided to alternately close the arches of the facade.

Following a terrible fire, in 1837 the Palace was restored by Gaetano Genovese who remodelled the grand staircase already built by Francesco Antonio Picchiatti. Following the Unification of Italy it became the home of the Princes of Piedmont and in 1919 it was sold to the State on the orders of Victor Emmanuel III of Savoy.

VISITING PALAZZO REALE IN NAPLES

 A visit to the Royal Palace will reveal all of the beauty, opulence and pomp of the court. The grand staircase at the entrance will immediately take your breath away with its magnificent decorations of military trophies and allegorical bas-reliefs. The piano nobile is a maze of beautifully decorated old rooms filled with a continuous series of works of art, statues, tapestries and period furniture. The Palatine Chapel is large and luxurious while the exit out onto the extraordinary hanging garden will present you with a truly unique panorama.

THE TIME GALLERY. MULTIMEDIA ROUTE IN THE HISTORY OF NAPLES
in the new space of the Bourbon Stables.

A walk through a king’s palace is an experience you will want to tell people about when you get home.
Discover our rich programme of visits, we will reveal all there is to know about Palazzo Reale and its history!


Opening days

Open from Thursday to Tuesday

Opening times

Royal Palace 
from 9.00 to 20.00
the ticket office closes one hour earlier

La Galleria del tempo
from 9.00am to 7.00pm
last admission at 6.00pm

For more information about the openings of the rooms click here

Closing

Wednesday
25 December, 1 January

The Time Gallery
closed for maintenance until November 18, 2022

Feature List

  • Wheelchair accessible

Accessibility

Palazzo Reale is wheelchair accessible
​​​​​​​It is not possible to enter the museum spaces with pets


SERVICES

  • Visits

    for groups by reservation
    tour@coopculture.it

    available in Italian, English
  • Didactics for schools

    by reservation
    edu@coopculture.it

    available in Italian, English
  • Audioguide

    € 5.00

    available in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish
  • Bookshop

 WHERE

Piazza Plebiscito 1, Napoli (NA)

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