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Museo Cappella Sansevero

Address: Via F. De Sanctis 19 / 21, 80134 Naples, Italy
Phone Number: + 39 0815518470
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Ranked #1 of 202 Attractions in Naples
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Built in the late 1500s, this gem of Italian artistic heritage was greatly influenced by the famous...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Our tour guide suggested a stop at the Cappella, it was really worted, the veild christ is the most amazing sculputure i have ever seen. Just pop in, you won't be disappointed!

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This little museum is most definitely Naples best kept secret, it really is worth making the effort to find it. The veiled christ is just so so amazing. You can see the veins in his forehead and the wounds where the nails have been in his hand are feet are so realistic and all under a thin shroud; then you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

There are no words to express the greatness of Jesus statue inside the chapel. Long queue for the visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

The veiled Christ was the most beautiful sculpture I have ever seen. It is amazing how the carving can make the veil look transparent. It is breath taking and worth the visit. There were no lines when we visited in mid-January a little before noon. Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

An amazing chapel, with the most beautiful marble statues I have ever seen. Two veiled statues - you could almost part the marble folds to see beneath, they are so realisitc, and a man entangled in a net - all in marble, each strand of the net carved in marble, man and net all out of one block of marble... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

There is always a long queue at the museum. Do get the tickets from the corner shop before queuing though... Also no photos/pictures allowed but the statues inside were simply amazing. Great works of art. Take time to look at each statue in depth and read the explanation board at the front to understand the positioning and meaning better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We saw the masterpiece of the veiled christ (Cristo velato) for the first time in a wonderful huge digital print at the exhibit "The Appearance of Beauty" (Der schöne Schein) in the Gasometer in Oberhausen (Germany). Even on the print this marble sculpture looked so real, detail oriented and wonderful, that we decided to visit the Museo Cappella Sansevero during... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The marble sculptures are masterpieces, especially the Christ and the mother in the veil. Read up in advance to get the entire meaning of the chapel. Also, go downstairs and see the pre-Frankenstein investigations...Unreal. READ before going.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

beautiful inside but read the info about the statues and it will mean a lot more. But the main reason it is worth it is to see the two skeletons with their circulatory systems mostly intact. They are downstairs. The statue of the veiled Christ is amazing, but those skeletons are the real must see.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had very high expectations from Naples no.1 attraction. Indeed, some of the statues and paintings there were awesome. But then we realized how small this place is- it took us 10 minutes to see just about everything... So my advice is- if you really love art, go there, but don't plan on spending more than an our there.

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