Museo Cappella Sansevero

Museo Cappella Sansevero, Naples

Museo Cappella Sansevero
4.5
Historic Sites • Religious Sites • Art Museums
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
About
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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lamusi
Parma, Italy260 contributions
Worth the queue
Oct. 2021
Amazing museum, actually a chapel, in the centre of Napoli not far from the cathedral. The statues are beautiful and the veiled Jesus is absolutely mesmerizing. Also the anatomic machines are really interesting. The audio guide is a must. Long queues but worth the wait. Highly recommended.
Written 5 November 2021
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James H
Seattle, WA201 contributions
Don’t miss the sculptures in this chapel
Oct. 2021
This artistry in this small chapel is not to be missed. There is an interesting back story behind this chapel with the Masons, but you go to see the sculpture. The Veiled Christ by Giuseppe SanMartino is almost unbelievable. The mastery of this sculpture is breathtaking. 3 weeks later I am still thinking about it. And there are additional sculptures that are masterful. It is without a doubt worthy of a visit if fine sculpture has any interest to you.
Written 29 October 2021
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Alex G
Bucharest, Romania61 contributions
The most beautiful sculptures I've ever seen
Sep. 2021
This chapel is a very special place in Naples that should not be missed.
The sculptures are really special and there are not enough words to praise the technique of the artists.
This place should be visited by every person with the slightest interest in art.
Written 2 October 2021
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Paul O
County Monaghan, Ireland1,601 contributions
Really Enjoyable visit
Sep. 2021
The veiled Christ sculpture and the small chapel is a must see if in Naples. There is a audio guide which you can purchase (€3.50) which gives loads of information and I would recommend getting it. It lasts just under 25 minutes and is about the right amount of time you need to spend here.

Make sure to book your tickets in advance ideally a couple of days before you plan on visiting as it books out.
Written 10 September 2021
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Jose_B_Paris_15
Paris, France15 contributions
Have to see when in Napoli
Aug. 2021
Amazing statues in this little museums. Audio guide is nice and helps to understand the creation of the place. A must see place
Written 13 August 2021
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h_schamhardt
The Netherlands183 contributions
Wow! Even the teens were impressed!
Jun. 2021 • Family
Due to COVID, booking online is required and there are fixed time slots. Eticket on phone works perfectly fine, and friendly staff to welcome.
Inside it is not large, however the main attractions are the amazing marble statues where the marble appears sometimes almost translucent, and indeed like a stone veil. Also the net of marble was quite spectacular.
The anatomical machines are strange, but interesting.
As even the teens/tweens were impressed, this says something about quality of the work!
Highly recommended!
Written 25 July 2021
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granny duck
Crete, Greece32 contributions
An absolute must
Jul. 2021
The sculpture in San Severo is beyond words! As simple as that. Book your visit online because it is a rather small place.
Written 17 July 2021
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Bruce E
Halifax, Canada9 contributions
Incredible !!!
Jul. 2020
Has to be seem to be believed ! Sublime ! The art work is (almost) beyond belief … difficult to put in to words … a testament to its artistry … very moving … a must see … 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
Written 4 June 2021
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Lindsay S
Green Bay, WI57 contributions
Must See
May 2021
I've been to the Cappella Sansevero three times now, and every time it is worth the time and money. I highly recommend the audio guide. Also note that despite what the e-ticket says, there is no need to print it--a PDF on your cell phone will work just fine!
Written 30 May 2021
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Bidule05
France641 contributions
Isabelle (France)
Aug. 2020
We visited the Sansevero Chapel in Naples.
We preferred the part devoted to sculptures, we admired 3 exceptional marble statues: The Veiled Christ, Disillusion, Modesty. The incredible work of the drape, carved in marble by the sculptor is breathtaking!!!
We also saw impressive flayed statues, including statues of human beings whose cardiovascular system was naturalized by physician Giuseppe Salerno in 1760!
Written 11 May 2021
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