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
I will say that the Veiled Christ is gorgeous, as are two other statues of a veiled woman and a man in fishing net. That said, this Chapel isn't very big. I was in and out in 10 minutes. It took me...
I will say that the Veiled Christ is gorgeous, as are two other statues of a veiled woman and a man in fishing net. That said, this Chapel isn't very big. I was in and out in 10 minutes. It took me... more »
A disappointing experience given the hype and time and money spend. Few marble statues to see in a very confined space, without much information. No photos allowed.
A disappointing experience given the hype and time and money spend. Few marble statues to see in a very confined space, without much information. No photos allowed. more »
One of the most spectacular locations in Naples housing an absolute masterpiece, The Veiled Christ. The craftsmanship is truly mindblowing. The lifeless body of Jesus with an almost liquid flowing veil contains so much intricate detail that you can't comprehend how this is sculpted from marble. The other sculptures are equally impressive with one marble sculpture depicting a net over a body which looks incredible. You'll also find the anatomical machines at this location which showcases the circulatory nervous system preserved on human remains, it's fascinating. Definitely go here! Appreciate the masterpieces.
I've been fortunate enough to visit some majestic cathedrals and churches in my life and have gazed upon many of the masterpieces within them. However, the Veiled Christ is likely my favorite piece ever. After a visit with my children, I raved for years and one day convinced my wife to go. I could sense her hesitation as it's "just another religious carving". On the surface, that's certainly the case. After she visited, her tune changed and she agrees it's simply magnificent. The delicate features, gentle folds of the sheet, agony somehow conveyed through thick marble - all just utterly spectacular. The other carvings around are really quite impressive as well and the ceiling is just amazing. But everything pales in comparison to the Veiled Christ. It costs a few euros to get in and you can't take photographs, but don't miss out on this. It really is that wonderful.
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