Museo Cappella Sansevero, Naples

A treasure chest of art and science, Museo Cappella Sansevero houses almost 30 significant works of art, among which are three notable late-Baroque statues. These intriguing sculptures were created with a marble-like substance known for its tissue-like quality, invented by Raimondo di Sangro, a prominent inventor and scientist. He spent the last years of his life reconstructing and decorating this chapel. Arguably the site's most notable piece, a sculpture of Christ covered with a thin shroud is a masterpiece created by Giuseppe Sanmartino, a distinguished sculptor of the Baroque period. The chapel also contains an exhibit of anatomical models of a mature man and a pregnant woman, their skeletons encased in hardened arteries and veins made of beeswax, iron wire, and silk. Tickets can be purchased on site, but if you want to avoid a long wait, book online well in advance. Put Museo Cappella Sansevero on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Naples driving holiday planner.
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  • You really have to visit this chapel. The statues are real masterpieces, that you simply cannot see anywhere else. Expect it to be crowded, as the chapel is rather small. You get a 2€ discount with th...  more »
  • With a guide the tour is perfect. The visit is not long. The sculptures are beautiful. The veted Christ is a masterpiece.
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  • This is one of the astonishing places I have ever been. Unfortunately photos and recording prohibited. But nevertheless I did enjoy just observing the masterpiece. It cots 7Euros and in general inside you will find nothing as interesting as this spectacular sculpture of the veiled Christ. But it worth the money.
  • This is a must see in Napoli, just for the Veiled Christ. There were several times I got lost looking at certain parts of this sculpture and really thought it was real from the intense detail. It's insane! I recommend buying your ticket online so you can be in the fast line which moved much more quickly than the other one (for 1 extra Euro). And make sure you get the audio guide. It gives some good info about the place which really helps you appreciate it more.
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