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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 224 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

It might seem hard to imagine that out of thousands of churches, cathedrals, basilicas, and chapels, i chose Capella Sansevero as one of my favorites. Off course St Peter's, St. Marks, and many others can't be even compared to this tiny gem. The main reason for it's popularity is the sculpture inside - Veiled Christ by Giuseppe Sanmartino. It is... More

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Although quite small and pricey entrance fee for what you get, personally loved the inside. When you know the story behind, which that the statues are made in marvel, you just simply will be astonished with the detailed touches... Also there's a story that during WW2 a German solider didn't believe that the statues were made by marvel so he... More

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This late 16th C. Baroque chapel is on a walking tour of the Spaccanapoli so it's fairly easy to find with a map. It's small and you can see it quickly if you're on a time crunch but I found myself staring at the sculptures for such a long time trying to figure out how they were done. There's usually... More

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Tring, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

A small chapel, built as a family mausoleum and nothing to look at from the outside. But inside - oh wow. The most stunning statues and, as everyone says, the Veiled Christ is extraordinary. Indescribably moving.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Its wasn’t that busy in October, felt slight overpriced considering all the other churches and sculptures you can see in the city.

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Kirknewton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

A little expensive for the number of items on display but the vieled statues are amazing and well worth seeing in the flesh.

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Towcester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Incredible sculpture in Marble, almost ghostly presence , the detail of the veil across the covered Christ's knuckles, hands, toes and face are worth a visit alone. But there is much more.

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Klerksdorp
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The most stunning statue I ever witnessed is in this chapel! An absolute must see- the veile covering Jesus's broken body is almost see through. Amazing to think that the sculptor created it out of hard marmble.

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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

People walk into here and become silent. The chapel is small, and immediately you are faced with some astounding marble sculptures, the most astonishing of which is the Veiled Christ. Not to be missed, I think.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The museum itself was nice, but worth the money for the veiled Christ sculpture. It is amazing to see up close, and see the work that has gone into it. Also the anatomical sculptures were pretty good. Not a must do, but if you have time, go.

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