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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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  • The vision of the "veiled Christ" has something exceptional; for some towards you are dealing with a single work (eg. Michelangelo's Pietà). The artist has marble model which depicts the "Christ" with an ability that has the absolute and unique: a true wonder marble veil that covers the body of the Lord. Also all the Chapel is still full of works of great beauty: es. "disillusion" and "modesty"
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  • From Neapolitan, I got to see him many times over the past 20 years has become an International Museum, this is the line to get it seems that of the Louvre, and believe me it's worth it
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  • In front of the veiled Christ you remain speechless. Simo was to observe the masterpiece for more than 20 minutes and the awesome thing is that depending on the angle you see unexpected details. Beautiful skeletons with the circulatory system. The ticket is expensive: 7 euros. But it's worth it.
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  • Pretty chapel that is very difficult to find! The sculpture of the "Veiled Christ" is outstanding in the small chapel. Downstairs you can view anatomical specimens showing the circulatory systems. The entry price is a bit steep for the amount of time you will spend here (adults cost €7 and children cost €5). Your visit will take no longer than 25 minutes and it was quite busy when I visited in the late afternoon, about an hour before closing. More than worth it...if you can find it, as it is poorly signposted. No photos were allowed inside the building.
  • It's incredible. Stunning. It's been one month since I've been here for the first time and still I get butterflies in my stomach thinking of the ceiling and sculptures.
  • What an amazing place. Great if you love architecture and history. A must of you are in Naples and no huge queues!
  • Astonishing place : The Veiled Christ and some other sculture that will take your breath away...
  • Read a real guide about that piece of art and craft, don't bother using the ones you can find in there. It looks like a real church, but beware it never was so the whole interpretation given by the "church like" guide is very biased. Here you can find some of the most amazing Sculptures ever, and you'll be amazed by the "organic studies". The price may seem a bit too much, but it's worth every single cent.