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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  • I only say that to just see it. .. I cried! I speak of Christ cream. Everything else takes your breath away. Recommend a guided tour
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  • The chapel of San Severo is one of those places that should be visited at least once in their lifetime. The highlight is undoubtedly the veiled Christ, a unique work of art in the world and almost inexplicable. Takes your breath away. To complete the beauty of the place there are other marble statues and brilliant frescoes still with the original color after centuries. Finally you can visit the adjacent Museum with the anatomical machines represent the human circulatory system and derived from real bodies.
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  • For tourists and locals alike. Unmissable visit to the chapel. Council audio guide that accompanies throughout the visit.
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  • The Veiled Christ is absolutely a must see. So happy I visited this museum. It can get busy during the summer months but so worth it. Amazing sculptures!
  • The best marble sculptures I have ever seen in my life (and I have seen many). If you've ever felt anything in front of the Pieta, you're going to be dazzled here. I advise to visit with audio guide because the explanation is very interesting, mainly due to the connection of the Count of S. Severo to the freemasonry and alchemy. It is particularly interesting to feel that the chapel is not finished when you see the different recording stages of some low reliefs.
  • Please please visit this place. I really believe that Naples is best discovered on foot. So just seek this place from the old town square and although you might be a little taken aback oby the small size of the place, do not lose heart. Because once you enter, you will find yourself in a room filled with the most intricate and delicate marble statues, you would've (probably) ever seen
  • A sublime experience. The Veiled Christ is a masterpiece and a moving, tear inducing work of sculpture. It is a pity that one cannot take photos. The same city houses three Caravaggio paintings and photography is allowed. For this reason I removed a star. Otherwise this was a pleasant and recommended visit. The nearby cathedrals and Plaza are great stops as well.
  • This Naples museum houses the Veiled Christ, arguably one of the world's finest marble statues. The detail is incredible. There are also some models of skeletons showing detailed veins and arteries which make you wonder how this could be achieved 250years ago.
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