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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Museo Cappella Sansevero Reviews
Sublime, meravigliosa, bellezza incontrastata. Una gemma nel centro di Napoli. Tutto pullula di splendore: primo su tutti, il Cristo Velato. All’interno della magnifica cappella non è possibile fare f... more »Sublime, wonderful, unchallenged beauty. A gem in the center of Naples. Everything is teeming with splendor: first of all, the Veiled Christ. Inside the magnificent chapel you can not take pictures. I recommend, to fully enjoy the visit, to go there with a guide, so that you can learn about the history of the chapel and the multiple marble statues that inhabit its interior. Absolutely an experience to do: necessary!
Un opera unica .... impressionante. Se visiti Napoli non puoi non vedere quest' opera. Un opera impagabile. more »A unique work .... Impressive. If you visit Naples you can't fail to see this work. A priceless work.
Definitely worth visiting! The Veiled Christ is even better than I expected, sadly we couldn't take any pictures. It's really alive and it truly mesmerized me how a stone can look so soft. The Anatomical Machines below is also captivating, mind bending how they were able to produce them. Def worth a visit! The museum itself is small and can be completed in 30-60mins.
Really worth a visit. We booked a slot online and we did not have to wait. Queues are usually pretty long, so it was a good choice. I recommend to book the audio guide too. It was informative and entertaining.
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