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Museo Cappella Sansevero

Via F. De Sanctis 19 / 21, 80134 Naples, Italy
+ 39 0815518470
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Ranked #2 of 202 attractions in Naples
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I found the veiled Christ to be the single most impressive piece of art I've seen, and this is shortly after visiting Florence! The rest of the artwork and the chapel itself are also very beautiful. The "anatomical machines" downstairs are also fascinating. It's a very small museum, so you wouldn't need more than an hour there, but it's incredible.... More

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Napoli
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

In pieno centro storico di Napoli questo luogo magico é, dal punto di vista artistico, un vero gioiello da regalarsi visitando questa stupenda città di Napoli. In the historic center of Naples, this magical place, from the point of view of art, is a real jewel that you must treat yourself by visiting this wonderful city!!

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Veiled Christ could be the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. It's to bad that I couldn't take any pictures. A must see in Naples. The ticket office is in a seperate building next door. Also consider visiting the Saint Chiara Cloister just down the street.

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

this is a breathtaking piece of art in marble - the Veiled Christ - you can't believe it is in marble and was sculptured. Just incredible - pure, sheer art and it looks life-like. Well worth a visit-

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Spend there at least two hours.Its beauty is all in the details. Choose lunchtime to visit the Cappella: you will enjoy the place more when there are not many tourists!

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Housing masterpieces such as the celebrated Veiled Christ, an image known the world over on account of the remarkable ‘texture’ of the marble veil, wonderful virtuoso works such as Disillusion, and enigmatic pieces such as the Anatomical machines. At once a nobleman’s mausoleum and an initiatic temple, it is marvellously imbued with the multifaceted personality of its inspired designer: Raimondo... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

€7 to get in and quite small but that statue if the veiled Christ is the most incredible piece of art to see up close. No photos of course and they're watching close by so don't bother trying!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This spot puts Bernini in Rome to shame. Sculpture like you've never seen before. Beauty of it is that it's widely unknown outside of Italy (and really, Naples). Don't miss it.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Terrific sculptures, stunning cieling. It only takes 30 minutes to go round this tiny church, but it is unique.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This was an interesting site for my husband and me. I'll admit that I had expected a bigger personal emotional impact, but that was kind of difficult to get because of the crowds around the Veiled Christ! We tried waiting for a group of women to move away from the most strategic location, but then a large group of students... More

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