Museo Cappella Sansevero, Naples

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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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  • We had a friend recommend we visit Sansevero during our visit to Naples and we were lucky that a guide we had hired was able to get us tickets at the last minute (you typically need to book in... 
    We had a friend recommend we visit Sansevero during our visit to Naples and we were lucky that a guide we had hired was able to get us tickets at the last minute (you typically need to book in...  more »
  • something of spectacular in this little an unusual private church were are three of most important, rappresentative statues of the art. 
    something of spectacular in this little an unusual private church were are three of most important, rappresentative statues of the art.  more »
  • Sansevero is a wonderful small chapel and "alchemy" studio. The history of the chapel is very interesting and the 300 y/0 "bodies" with their visable blood veins, will amaze. The "Veiled Christ... 
    Sansevero is a wonderful small chapel and "alchemy" studio. The history of the chapel is very interesting and the 300 y/0 "bodies" with their visable blood veins, will amaze. The "Veiled Christ...  more »
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  • 8€ Entry Fee is way too much for this! Check Out the Google Photos and save the money for 2(!) pizzas!
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  • It's actually just 1 hall with incredible fine, realistic, marble sculptures and another hallway where anatomical models are displayed. Very impressive. 8€ ticket. I used the ArteCard and got discounted. No photography allowed and expect a very long long line. You can book the ticket online. It'll let you get inside faster but since the room's quite small you can't get in until someone gets out. And the online ticket costs 2€ more.
  • Must see when in Naples it's not a big place but it is absolutely stuffed with incredible sculptures. The gruesome models of the bodies is also fascinating to know they had this level of understanding of the body. Note you can not take photos in there of any sort and phones off.
  • There were two very impressive sculptures that are worth seeing if you don’t mind the ticket price. For me, the €8 ticket price was too high for such a small amount of art on display. It only takes about 10 minutes if you really take your time. No pictures allowed either which was disappointing.

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