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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 226 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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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

This was probably the most breath taking part of our holiday. The veiled Christ was a sight to behold and words cannot do it justice. Anyone who visits Naples and misses this has missed the jewel in the crown.

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

A relatively small chapel that really packs a punch if you are interested in sculpture. The Veiled Christ is an incredible work of art, and it is not the only one on display here. The only downside is that you cannot photograph this beautiful chapel

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The "Veiled Christ" and "Modesty" were my favorite sculptures, just based on the intricate fabric detail. Honestly, they look fake, too good, they are made of a marble-like material but I haven't found any more information as to what the material actually is. The museum is really small, but the work is so detailed its amazing. It cost me 7... More

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Letterkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This was near the top of our list for our visit to Naples, though it was a tiny bit awkward to find (turn left as you leave the ticket office, if you can find that!). It was worth it, though. We had the Naples Artecard so the discounted fee was €5, for which you access a small chapel holding several... More

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We knew that we wanted to visit Cappella Sansevero to see the statue of the veiled Christ so we had got the directions before hand. Saying that, this was not easy to find but the locals were happy to point us in the right direction. This chapel houses the most amazing sculptures we have ever seen. 7 euros to enter... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This was most amazing - how did a mere mortal make this beautiful sculpture? This must NOT be missed.

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Penarth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This chapel is hidden away close to the Piazzetta di Nilo and San Domenico Maggiore. The Veiled Christ is the main attraction, but some of the other sculptures are also absolutely breathtaking, Modesty and Disillusion in particular. There are also fascinating sections of the original marble floor which had to be replaced in the 19th century.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I'm incredibly fond of Italian sculpture (think Michelangelo's David or Pieta', the Bernini sculptures in the Borghese Gallery, etc.), and I'll definitely add this site to my list of favorites. The Veiled Christ is a spectacular main attraction, but the other sculptures are almost equally as impressive. Definitely recommended.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This small chapel was hard to find (kept circling it, expecting it to be more visible than it was since it is tucked away in an alley) - but worth the effort. While it is small and there is an entry fee, the veiled Christ sculpture is beautiful, and the other artwork is worthwhile as well. This can be a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I had spent the day visiting huge churches and looking at monuments. This is a small, really small, chapel. But in comparision it offers so much more. I'm in no way a man of faith but the Veiled Christ is a masterpiece in so many other ways than religious ones.

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