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Museo Cappella Sansevero

Via F. De Sanctis 19 / 21, 80134 Naples, Italy
+ 39 0815518470
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Ranked #1 of 222 attractions in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
Owner description: Built in the late 1500s, this gem of Italian artistic heritage was greatly influenced by the famous Raimondo de Sangro VII, Prince of Sansevero, a... more » Owner description: Built in the late 1500s, this gem of Italian artistic heritage was greatly influenced by the famous Raimondo de Sangro VII, Prince of Sansevero, a genius of science and invention. « less
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The interior of the small church is filled with masonic symbolism and a stunning marble sculpture by Sanmartino called "Veiled Christ" - stunning - like nothing else I have seen. Don't miss a visit to this hidden gem.

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

After finding it almost impossible to find, I was ready to give up until a second wind of determination after walking so far (and the help of a beggar woman), we found it! I would say this is a problem with most attractions in napoli, no sign posting to attractions or once you're in them. For example, inside the chapel... More

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We walked here on a hot day, and were amazed by the murals and sculptures, plus finding a place to cool down.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Hard to find, but SO WORTH IT!!! It is a museum many may overlook, but no one should. Walking into the museum, look up at the gorgeous ceiling, then you gravitate toward the center of the room where the Veiled Christ is. Tears came to my eyes when I saw it. The intricacy of the work is hard to describe... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Oh gosh I feel like such a heathen writing this but, well it's my honest opinion. This one top of my list of things to see in Naples and after hells own job trying to find it (with map, Garmin, live maps and paying a beggar to help us) I have to say I was slightly disappointed. Oh the shame!!!... More

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

What a breathtaking place in historic Naples! This hidden chapel is stunning from the floor to the ceiling but also houses the statue of the Veiled Christ. We were mesmerized by its beauty and detail. We could have viewed it all day. A must see!

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france
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you like beautiful marble statue you must see the one in that small church. The church is located in the old part of Napoli which is very intersting

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Moscow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I saw a lot masterpieces of the sculptural arts, but I never seen before one like this - it was a breathtaking impression of human hands stonework guided by God! There are at least 3 masterpieces you should see in that burial-vault: Disinganno (1754), Pudicizia (1752), and, of course, Cristo velato (1753).

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This little chapel is a treasure chest! You can't imagine how many beautiful things are inside if you don't go o visit it! It worth all the trip to Naples! Believe me!

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Siggiewi, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is an amazing work of art that cannot not missed. The price is worth it. The veiled Christ is truly a masterpiece. Definitely worth a trip.

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