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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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Spectacular . Must see

Visited here on a recommendation by a friend. Tickets are bought next door , then prepare to be amazed. Its a small venue but the details in the art work are so brilliant you can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Visited here on a recommendation by a friend. Tickets are bought next door , then prepare to be amazed. Its a small venue but the details in the art work are so brilliant you can easily spend hours. I would recommend leaving the Veiled Jesus until after you see the rest . Each knee is spectacular in its own right.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

A masonic temple, with stunning masterpieces. The veiled Christ is breathtaking, you will wonder, if the veil is really carved, or some special treatement of a clothing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I've seen the main attractions of Cappella Sansevero quite a few times on TV - to be honest they were the main reason I was convinced to visit Naples. None of that prepared me for how fantastic they are in the flesh - so to speak. Cristo Velato is rightfully praised as a magnificent piece of sculpture. It was a... More 

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Walk there, find the chapel and view the most incredible single- piece marble sculpture you will ever lay your eyes on. The sculptor was Giuseppe Sammartino and the work is 'Cristo Velato" Michaelangelo's David, in Florence, actually choked me up for it's immensity, history and pure beauty. the Cristo Velato is beyond words and I doubt there any human being... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The price might be a bit on the steep side for such a small chapel, and there is not much content as some reviewers here have pointed. However, I was impressed by the beauty and harmony of the chapel the wall decorations, and the statues, located in an unassuming building in an unassuming side street. There is also a story... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This small museum contains incredibly detailed sculptures, with the most famous "veiled Christ" in the centre, a number of other symbolic and incredibly crafted sculptures around the walls, plus the anatomical machines in the lower room. Anyone who has visited here and said it's not worth a visit must have walked in with their eyes shut - these are some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

After wandering around we found the San Sanvero, and were bowled over by the fantastic sculpture of the "veiled Christ" . It was amazing. The anatomical statues in the crypt were fascinating., so well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

This attraction is a complete rip-off. For 7 euro, you will see one beautiful statue, and about 20 mediocre ones. It will take no more than 20 minutes. It is also run as a private company, it seems. Avoid!

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Don't understand why this is number 1. You'll be unlikely to spend more than 15 minutes there which makes it a very bad value attraction. Yes the statues are nice but you would be better off spending the 7 euro fee in the archeological museum. Especially as it seems to be a for-profit outfit. Definitely not recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

This is a must see place! No words for the art inside this small museum right in the middle of Centro Storico. It is the most amazing art experience and the experience of the Napolitans fascination with death.

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