Museo Cappella Sansevero, Naples

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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  • 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!
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  • A unique work .... Impressive. If you visit Naples you can't fail to see this work. A priceless work.
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  • 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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