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Museo Cappella Sansevero

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Address: Via F. De Sanctis 19 / 21, 80134, Naples, Italy
Phone Number: +39 081 551 8470
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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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Famous all over the world for the marble sculptures,especially for the "cristo velato".A little bit crowded but definitely worth seeing.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Famous all over the world for the marble sculptures,especially for the "cristo velato".A little bit crowded but definitely worth seeing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Real smal chapel, but the veiled christ is worth seeing and the anatomic people downstairs. Price a bit high for a small visit and its very busy

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very small museum, but the art is beautiful. No pictures are allowed inside. It is a go to attraction that I take friends who come visit me in Napoli.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You sort of have to see the veiled Christ, and other sculptures in the chapel are also well worth seeing. The space is small, though, and our pleasure was dampened a bit by a load of energetic kids on a school trip. Also, the price seemed rather steep for a place that takes only fifteen minutes to see. (I frankly... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was glad to see the cristo velato sculpture, although the sculptures of the altar were in maintainance, we just had to see the pictures, the audio tour is not that good, it is a small chapel but they could add more details, the 2 bodies downstairs are also quite impressive, it is very very real but if you are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The marble statues are wonderful. The reclining figure of Christ must rate as one of the all time great pieces of art.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is very small, with a dozen of baroque statues in marble, however they are beautiful. I strongly recommend to take the audioguide so you can get to learn about the chapel, estatues, etc. The statues are truly impressive, my favorites being the veiled Christ and the modesty. One of the top things to visit in Napoli.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you come in Napoli, you can't miss this place. The Cristo Velato is may be the most impressive statue I have ever seen in my life. Only one negative point: in the average you have to wait two hours in queue. *** Se venite in visita a Napoli non potete non vederlo!! Il Cristo Velato è forse la statua... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dont miss out on this beautiful experience, the technique made for these marble statues are unbelievable. This makes you (hopefully) want to protect your european heritage.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The craftsmanship of the sculptures is incomparable. You must see the veil and the robes. While they do not rival the power of Michelangelo's sculpture, the artisanship is unbelievable. We went with Mario of Mondo Guide (full day tour of Naples) and he explained so much about the history.

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