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Sacristy of San Domenico Maggiore

The Church of San Domenico Maggiore is one of the largest and most important religious buildings in Naples. While the baroque interior of the church attracts the attention of most tourists, the sacristy hides many secrets.

Inside the sacristy, the balcony is adorned with 42 sepulchers of various members of the Aragonese royal family. They house various kings who ruled over the Kingdom of Naples between the 15th and 18th-centuries. Thirty-eight of these sepulchers still contain the embalmed remains of nobles, while the others have been moved to Spain. All the sepulchral arks were originally placed in the apse of the church, but were eventually moved to the sacristy. Each ark is covered by precious decorative cloths.


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