San Raffaele, Naples

Local nameChiesa di San Raffaele a materdei
LocationNaples, Italy

San Raffaele is a church on Via Amato di Montecassino, in the quartiere of Materdei in Naples, Italy.

The church was founded in 1759 built on designs of Giuseppe Astarita, adjacent to a hospice for women called a Ritiro delle Pentite, or hospice for prostitutes. The interior has a Greek cross layout. The interior has a highly decorated polychrome altar surmounted by a baldacchino of gilded wood with angels and a crown. The frescoes were completed by Angelo Mozzillo. San Raffaele, the patron of fishermen, and often represented in paintings with fish. The saint of this church was often revered by infertile couples.

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Address 14A Via Amato di Montecassino, Napoli 80136, Italy

Coordinates 40°51'18.662" N 14°14'38.881" E

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