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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 199 Attractions in Naples
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Museums
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, Museums
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 December 10, 2014

It is an amazing private collection! It is hidden, but easy to find, there's a ticket fee to pay there. Cash!:) Amazing place!!!

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Naples, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed the marble sculptures and the ceiling! The sculptures are extremely well done to me. Yes, the veil is outstanding that is draped over Christ. Now if you walk slowly around this sculpture you are supposed to stare at the nostrils and the veil seems to be drawn in like Christ is breathing. I have been there twice... More 

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A place of extraordinary beauty! Mysterious, fascinating... Some background reading may be helpful to appreciate it fully.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you go to Naples don't miss it ! Naples has many hidden treasures but this is one of the best! The veiled Christ and the replica of the venous sytem are stunning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Located in a small church in a back street of Naples this marble sculpture is not to be missed. You will be left in awe how a person crafted a marble see through veil over the marble body. Breathtaking and unbelievable skill.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Well worth the queues- several of the statues are amazing in their detail and the chapel itself a real gem. Highlight of our visit to Naples

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This should be on everyone's bucket list. The veiled Christ (Velato Cristo) will absolutely, positively, awe you. Antonio Corradini. the sculptor, managed to turn cold hard marble into such a soft and pliant veil that seemed capable of being lifted by the viewer's fingers. The female statue with the veil and the male with the rope net are equally breathtaking.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The sculpture of the Veiled Christ was indeed a work of wonder. Every fine detail was so life-like. You can see the veins, every curve on the body of Christ, the holes on hands and feet of the sculptured Christ beneath the veil. The Museum is very small housed in a small chapel in a small back lane but there... More 

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Tiny jewel in the heart of Neaples: the anatomical sculptures and the chapel are absolutely worth the ticket price

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

A quick visit to this place will make your trip to Naples worth it. The sculptures are unique and beautiful, the same as the chapel. The place is small and manageable.

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