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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 222 attractions in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Naples, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We've been in Europe for a while now, and I've seen a lot of beautiful statues. The Veiled Christ at Cappella Sansevero is my favorite (sorry Michaelangelo). It's a small museum, but worth the effort of going. Have a good map, it's not on a main street.

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stockton, uk
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This really is just a chapel so it is tiny but its crammed full of art. The Veiled Christ is the main attraction and it is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship, but the rest of the chapel is just as worthwhile, its spectacular. Downstairs in there are two specimens of skeletons with preserved circulatory systems that are over 200 years... More

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Highly recommended! The Veiled Christ is a masterpiece and a must to visit in Naples. San Severo Chapel is also very beautiful and original! Do not hesitate to go there.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The interior of the small church is filled with masonic symbolism and a stunning marble sculpture by Sanmartino called "Veiled Christ" - stunning - like nothing else I have seen. Don't miss a visit to this hidden gem.

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

After finding it almost impossible to find, I was ready to give up until a second wind of determination after walking so far (and the help of a beggar woman), we found it! I would say this is a problem with most attractions in napoli, no sign posting to attractions or once you're in them. For example, inside the chapel... More

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We walked here on a hot day, and were amazed by the murals and sculptures, plus finding a place to cool down.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Hard to find, but SO WORTH IT!!! It is a museum many may overlook, but no one should. Walking into the museum, look up at the gorgeous ceiling, then you gravitate toward the center of the room where the Veiled Christ is. Tears came to my eyes when I saw it. The intricacy of the work is hard to describe... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Oh gosh I feel like such a heathen writing this but, well it's my honest opinion. This one top of my list of things to see in Naples and after hells own job trying to find it (with map, Garmin, live maps and paying a beggar to help us) I have to say I was slightly disappointed. Oh the shame!!!... More

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

What a breathtaking place in historic Naples! This hidden chapel is stunning from the floor to the ceiling but also houses the statue of the Veiled Christ. We were mesmerized by its beauty and detail. We could have viewed it all day. A must see!

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france
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you like beautiful marble statue you must see the one in that small church. The church is located in the old part of Napoli which is very intersting

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