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Museo Cappella Sansevero

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Address: Via F. De Sanctis 19 / 21, 80134 Naples, Italy
Phone Number: + 39 0815518470
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Built in the late 1500s, this gem of Italian artistic heritage was greatly...

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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This is something not to be missed. The sculptures are truly magnificent and not only the veiled Christ which is incredible. Worth reading the history behind this hidden Jem... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Anghiari, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is something not to be missed. The sculptures are truly magnificent and not only the veiled Christ which is incredible. Worth reading the history behind this hidden Jem before going.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This small chapel is a jewel. The highlights are the sculptures, particularly the famous Veiled Christ, which has to be seen to be believed, although there are several other sculptures only slightly less remarkable. I recommend the audio guide, which is very interesting and will add significantly to your appreciation.

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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Once inside, you will be truly amazed at all of the beautiful sculptures, but in particular the Veiled Christ by Sammartino. It was stunningly beautiful. The room also is an awesome spectacle of craftsmanship particularly in the marble work throughout. It is definitely worth the time, and effort to visit this precious temple. During the day, it can get busy... More 

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Wellington, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Veiled Christ by Giuseppe Sammartino is one piece of marble yet it looks the Body of Christ has a veil over it. To me it was a great achievement than the David in Florence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you enjoy marble sculptures then you MUST visit this location. Be prepared to be dazzled as there are three pieces of work in this Chapel that could be considered as the greatest sculpturing in the world. Go to Google for photos and I promise you that the real thing outshines any pictures. On top of that, the chapel itself... More 

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Bayonne, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth the price. The sculptures there are outstanding ! This church is really special and moving. I recommend every traveller who visits Naples to visit this beauty.

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Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a beautiful and magic place. The only downside is that there were too many other tourists standing around the Cristo, so I had to wait quite a while to see the whole of the statue. My mistake was probably that I went on the weekend. So try to go to a time where not everybody is going. You... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are a lot of amazing cathedrals and churches in Naples and this is probably a little over-rated though it is true that there are absolute gems within this chapel. It is a small chapel and a little hard to find. It's a good idea to get there early, tickets are on sale in the building over the road from... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You cannot take pictures nor video inside. In Italy public museums must allow pictures, but this is a private one so you are not allowed. In the era of social media, forbidding photos is just odd. They probably do so because they do not like the idea of group of tourists with Ipad or smartphone, this is a posh attitude... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Tak your time to be inspired by the magnificent Cristo Velato (Veiled Christ). Same incredible perfection as Michelangelo's Pietà in Vatican. You won't believe in our eyes.

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