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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Museo Cappella Sansevero and many more Naples attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Naples itinerary maker.
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  • August 18, 2017
    A spectacular spot. Worth visiting. The veiled Christ is a work that leaves you breathless
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  • August 18, 2017
    A must do while visiting Naples, honest ticket price, I recommend using the audio guide to fully appreciate what we are faced
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    Wonderful experience, the sheer work great almost indescribable emotions gives you cristi. Flavio 2017
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  • Astonishingly good examples of marble sculptures. The quality is second to none. There are a few information stands inside, but if you want more information, it might be worth getting an audioguide, but we managed fine without as the staff are able to answer a few questions. The famous Veiled Christ is truly spectacular, as are many of the sculptures, but my favourite piece were the two preserved human circulatory systems in the crypt below. They are truly incredible. You really can test your anatomy knowledge! Well worth a visit.
  • Probably the best value for money for anything you will ever spend money on. I say this following my second visit and look forward to seeing it again. Fantastic thought processes went into this chapel. A truly astonishing experience. To all those who say poor value for the amount of time spent I say stay longer and allow it to seep into your soul....
  • Very beautiful and intimate visit to some of the most beautiful sculptures I've ever seen. Agree with others that the price is a bit high given the size (7 euro) of the venue but the quality and uniqueness of the sculptures is quite high. I also really enjoy their rule of no photography. It prevents other people from ruining your experience with the ever present selfie sticks.
  • No pics allowed. €7 ticket but worth it. Veiled Jesus is impressive as some other marble sculptures in the chapel. My visit took around 30min without audio guide (which cost €5).
  • Nice visit in Naples, although a bit hard to find as it was along an alleyway. The marble craftsmanship is spectacular, especially how thry carved the various 'cloths' and 'nets' draped over the marble figures. The place is small and you should be done in around 40 minutes. No photos are allowed inside.

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