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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  • 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.....  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 8€ Entry Fee is way too much for this! Check Out the Google Photos and save the money for 2(!) pizzas!
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