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Sacro Cappella di Diego Maradona

  • Via S. Biagio dei Librai 129 Map It
  • Spaccanapoli
  • Local Interest–Sight

Updated 12/12/2013

Fodor's Review

By Pop Art standards this homemade shrine to Napoli's all-time favorite soccer player, Diego Maradona, is a masterpiece. "The hand of god, the head of Maradona," quoth the famous Argentine-born superstar after scoring a much-disputed World cup goal against England. The sentiment, in its ability to mix the earthly and fallible with the divine, is also peculiarly Neapolitan. The shrine, appropriately bearing the colors of Argentina's flag, has the footballer flanked by San Gennaro and Nuestra Senora de Lujan, here a clipping from La Gazzetta dello Sport (Sports Gazette), there an ampoule containing tears from the fateful year (1991) when the champion left Naples and his team's winning streak promptly ended. Have a coffee in Bar Nilo, whose hospitable owner will be happy to let you take a photo. At night and on holidays, the shrine is dismantled and taken inside, perhaps to safeguard it from not-so-adoring English or rival Italian fans of long ago.

Sight Information

Address:

Bar Nilo, Via S. Biagio dei Librai 129, Naples, Campania, Italy

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Updated 12/12/2013

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