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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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Description: 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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Veiled Christ is a Masterpiece sculpture

A private chapel house with almost thirty works of art, among which are three idiosyncratic sculptures, the best is Veiled Christ and the graffiti on the ceiling with many masonic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

A private chapel house with almost thirty works of art, among which are three idiosyncratic sculptures, the best is Veiled Christ and the graffiti on the ceiling with many masonic meanings.The chapel also displays a basement used as a lab with creepy skeletons. The skeletons are encased in the hardened arteries and veins. Must see if in Naples, mind you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

If you wanted to see just one thing in Napoli than this would be it. Amazing and astonishing. I can not imagine how the sculptures were made. Negative things: you are not allowed to take any photos but you can buy their pricy photos; ticket costs 7 euros. Tickets sold in a building across the street not in the church... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

First of all, I must say I am not a great art lover and don't normally go out of my way to visit the likes of galleries but the workmanship shown here blew my mind. The only thing is the price. 7 Euro for adults and 5 for kids is too much for something that takes roughly half an hour... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The sculpture is really amazing. I could spend hours to look at details. The problem is the price, 7 Euro to get in and you are not even allowed to take pictures, I mean even without flash. To make sure you don't, they placed 5 staff in a 50 square meter room to check you,lol. Reason is simple they want... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A must see while in Naples as it is abslolutly astonishing. When I was visiting it was closed on Tuesday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

There are a number of outstanding statues in this small museum, which is tucked away so neatly you have to search carefully to find it. The Giuseppe Sanmartino statue of the veiled Christ is worth the entrance fee on its own. Shame you aren't allowed to take photos; I can't see what harm it would have done to a marble... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

If you are an art lover, than the entrance fee (7 euros) is well worth the price. You have to buy your tickets at the little shop across the street, which many people didn't know. They would only realize it after standing in line for a long period of time. After purchasing the tickets, we waited in line for about... More 

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Casarano, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The chape is in the historical centre of a great city. The statue of the veiled Christ is wonderful: the marble veil seems real.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

yes the sculptures are amazing but essentially you are viewing a very ornate chapel and small basement area with two figures displaying the venous system. All in all a visit of around 40 minutes. However with the three day arte card system you get free or reduced entrance to many museums so you don't mind visiting attractions that will take... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I went to the Sansevero Chapel - one time funeral chapel for the Sangro family - on the recommendation of Neapolitan friends. Was told I must see Sanmartino's "The Veiled Christ"(1753). It's extraordinary - the softness of the veil, in marble ... very moving. Also very much admired "Modesty" by Antonio Corradini. And the Anatomical Machines are intriguing! It was... More 

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