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The Monastery of Santa Chiara is a religious complex consisting of a monastery, a tomb and an archaeological museum.
The construction of the monastery was started by order of King Robert the Wise in 1310, and finished only in 1340. Initially, the monastery was the tomb of the Anjou dynasty kings.
Initially, the monastery had a traditional Provencal-Gothic style, but at the turn of the XVII – In the 18th century, during reconstruction work, it acquired the current Baroque style. During the Second World War, the monastery complex was badly damaged during the bombing, but was soon completely restored.
In 1328, the construction of a bell tower began on the territory of the monastery, which ended in the Renaissance. The columns, the covered gallery and the cloister benches are decorated with majolica, made on the themes of sea travel, carnivals and hunting.
Today the remains of King Robert the Wise, members of the royal house of the Bourbons of Naples, Blessed Maria Cristina lie in the monastery Savoy and Salvo d ’ Aquisto – national hero of Italy.
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