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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 226 Attractions in Naples
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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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We knew that we wanted to visit Cappella Sansevero to see the statue of the veiled Christ so we had got the directions before hand. Saying that, this was not easy to find but the locals were happy to point us in the right direction. This chapel houses the most amazing sculptures we have ever seen. 7 euros to enter... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This was most amazing - how did a mere mortal make this beautiful sculpture? This must NOT be missed.

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Penarth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This chapel is hidden away close to the Piazzetta di Nilo and San Domenico Maggiore. The Veiled Christ is the main attraction, but some of the other sculptures are also absolutely breathtaking, Modesty and Disillusion in particular. There are also fascinating sections of the original marble floor which had to be replaced in the 19th century.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I'm incredibly fond of Italian sculpture (think Michelangelo's David or Pieta', the Bernini sculptures in the Borghese Gallery, etc.), and I'll definitely add this site to my list of favorites. The Veiled Christ is a spectacular main attraction, but the other sculptures are almost equally as impressive. Definitely recommended.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This small chapel was hard to find (kept circling it, expecting it to be more visible than it was since it is tucked away in an alley) - but worth the effort. While it is small and there is an entry fee, the veiled Christ sculpture is beautiful, and the other artwork is worthwhile as well. This can be a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I had spent the day visiting huge churches and looking at monuments. This is a small, really small, chapel. But in comparision it offers so much more. I'm in no way a man of faith but the Veiled Christ is a masterpiece in so many other ways than religious ones.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Superb plus every superlative you can think of. A relatively small chapel with the best sculptures in Naples - the Veiled Christ is unbelievable in technique, but so are some of the other sculptures in the chapel. This is not to be missed. The #1 TA recommended site with good reason. Take your time and study each sculpture. It is... More

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Shiraz, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Really Incredible.. This museum is located in a narrow and charming alley and you should take time to find it but it's really really worth.. its a 16th century building in which 28 statues and you can visit one of the most beautifull statues of christ in shroud... it's really Incredible that human can made this status with hand... but... More

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Tianjin, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I have to thank Trip Adviser for this, or I would have definitely missed this little Gem. Was a little disappointed at the size of the church when I finally found it after many turns in the alleys, but after I was inside, I understood why this was ranked number 1. Must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The cabinets at the bottom of the stairs ...utterly fascinating to see the arterial system of a man and woman like that. That anyone was able to find a way to do this so many years ago is amazing.

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