Museo Cappella Sansevero, Naples

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Must see · Art Museum · Religious Site
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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  • 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...  more »
  • Amazing statues in this little museums. Audio guide is nice and helps to understand the creation of the place. A must see place  more »
  • 8€ Entry Fee is way too much for this! Check Out the Google Photos and save the money for 2(!) pizzas!
  • Velo Cristo is a must see when visiting Naples!

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