Charterhouse of Saint James
The Charterhouse of St. James is the oldest building on the island of Capri.
It was built in 1371 by the will of Count Giacomo Arcucci on a land donated by Regina Giovanna I D’Angiò.
You can access the Charterhouse through a boulevard whose end is the entrance to a fortified tower. Next to the tower is the porch of the Church.
The Charterhouse is structured in three blocks of buildings: the first block is alien to the life of the convent and includes the pharmacy and the church for women; The second block accommodates the friars and external guests with annexed granaries, stables and laboratories where monks worked; The last block is for the cloistered life, with the cells around the Great Cloister and other environments around the Little Cloister.
Since 1974, the Refectory of Certosa hosts Raffaello Causa, a small museum dedicated to Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach, the German painter and utopist, pioneer of nudism and pacifist movement, landed in Capri in 1900.
Opening times from 13rd May to 31st December 2017.
Closed in Monday.
May: 10.00 – 18.00
June: 10.00 – 19.00
July: 10.00 – 19.00
August 10.00 – 19.00
September: 10.00 – 17.00
October: 10.00 – 17.00
November: 9.00 – 14.00
December: 9.00 – 14.00