Important place of worship in the historic centre of Naples
Overlooking the street of the same name in the historic centre of Naples, the Church of San Gregorio Armeno is among the most important places of worship in the Neapolitan city. In the late 16th century, the pre-existing monastic complex underwent major renovations, based on plans by Giovanni Francesco Mormando and Giovanni Battista Cavagna. However, it was in the 18th century that the building acquired the Rococo-style appearance still visible today.
The simple, elegant exterior features a façade divided into two registers, housing three arches and three large windows respectively. In contrast, the interior bursts with lavish decorations and artwork. The majestic, coffered ceiling by Dutch artist Teodoro d’Errico is the most striking element. In addition to housing the relics of St. Gregory Armeno, it also houses the body of St. Patrick, protector of the city along with St. Gennaro, making the church a famous pilgrimage destination.
From the building, you can access the monumental cloister of the convent, elegantly decorated with a Baroque-style marble fountain and statues representing Christ and the Samaritans: a small corner where you can find moments of peace and quiet from urban life.