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Museo Cappella Sansevero

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Address: Via F. De Sanctis 19 / 21, 80134, Naples, Italy
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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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small chapel for baroque lovers

Photography is forbidden:( Sculptures, esp. Jesus Chist are beautiful. Price of the ticket is 7Euro (regular), but with Naples arte card - 5 Euro.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Photography is forbidden:( Sculptures, esp. Jesus Chist are beautiful. Price of the ticket is 7Euro (regular), but with Naples arte card - 5 Euro.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The most notable things to see in the Museo Capella Sansevero are the scupltures - virtuoso 18th century statues of the Veiled Christ, Modesty, and Indifference.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful museum with amazing paintings. Plan to spend at least three to four hours. The grounds a prefect for a picnic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Full of art and history, this chapel will struck you for the beauty of its sculptures. I recommend to linger on the details and then on the masterpiece of the "Cristo Velato" . Finally, take your time to visit the underground floor to find out about the history and stories related to the site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sansevero's chapel is a jewel in the center of the old Napoli. The collection of sculptures is awesome, specially the Veiled Christ and the Release from Deception. The only problem is the long queues to visit it and that is a little bit expensive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very beautiful small Chapelle, the highlight being the realistic marble veiled Christ in the center. Beautiful polychromatic marble on the floor, marble sculptures on the walls (with a man trying to leave his coffin on top of the entrance, or a man trying to escape a delicate marble net representing his demons). Don't forget to go downstairs have a look... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I first saw this beautiful chapel when i was a little kid.. it never came out of my memories..so indecided some 30something years later to pay a second visit to it. The feeling has been the same. The unbelievable "cristo velato" ( literally "the veiled Christ" ) has been studied for centuries and, as far as i know, nobody has... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Sublime is completely enough but TripAdvisor says I must add more words: ) Truly sublime is enough for this visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow!!!! That all I can say. It was the most memorable experience of my life, to see such incredible sculptures. No picture where allowed but the have a website. I truly recommend it. If you're in Napoli this is a must.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In August 2016 I spent one day in Naples, Italy. I am in love with the old part of this town and have visited before. Arriving on a Tuesday, I made my way to the Hotel Palazzo Decumani, which I can highly recommend and after freshening up a bit, I ventured out to find Capella Sansevero, which I consider a... More 

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