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“Best Chapel ever”

Museo Cappella Sansevero
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Napoli Art and Food Tour: Gesù Nuovo, San Severo Chapel Museum and Duomo
Ranked #1 of 501 things to do in Naples
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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.
Zagreb, Croatia
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“Best Chapel ever”
Reviewed December 10, 2013

This is really one of the most extraordinary things I have ever seen. I usually think that things are ovverrated but this chapel really blew my mind. The most extraordinary thing is the sculpture of Gesu velato, it's just amazing and I can't imagine what kind of talent was needed to sculpt it in such a way that it look so real and delicate even though it is made out of stone. The other sculptures are beautiful and at the entrance you can get a flyer with the explanations of all the sculptures and what they represent. There is also sort of a maze made by stone blocks on the floor (the one on the floor is a representation, the real thing is built in one wall. And on the underground floor there are some sort of anatomy projects. All in all, a really awesome place, worth a visit if you are in Naples.

Visited August 2013
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Conroe, Texas
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“Incredible sculpture”
Reviewed December 9, 2013 via mobile

This small unassuming structure from the outside hides a gem. The veiled sculpture of Christ is fantastic! Also, don't miss the many sculptures around the walls of the church representing twelve virtues. Go downstairs to view the two well preserved skeletons of a man and woman, with their inside organs and blood vessels still intact.

Visited December 2013
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Krakow, Poland
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“the best marble statue I ever seen”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

All the Chapel and statues inside are incredibly beautiful!!! The Christ is unbelievable!!!! The museum is very clean and the silence is respected.
I hope to come back soon here!! I love this city!

Visited November 2013
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Naples, Italy
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“cappela sanserveo and the Prince”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

incredible marbles
authentic atmosphere
nice walk to get there ( streets are always dirty, its a pity!)
have a pizza to go before or after
check for the time of opening ( in particular on Sundays and festivity)

Visited April 2013
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Naples, Italy
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“Wonderful”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

This museum is a wonderful visit . You will see things not shown in other Napoli Museo. The veiled Crist is something to see. The many sculptures are really wonderful. I could go on and on, but the best thing to do is if in Napoli, see it, you will not be disappointed. Well recommended.

Visited July 2013
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