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.
Tours to Museo Cappella Sansevero
$48 BOOK WITH VIATOR Naples walking tour of the Most-famous Sites Monuments with the Veiled Christ
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
$189 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private 4-Hour Walking Tour of Naples with official tour guide
Duration: 4 hours
$61 BOOK WITH VIATOR Sansevero Chapel Skip the Line ticket with Private Transfer fron Naples
Duration: 30 to 60 minutes
$360 BOOK WITH VIATOR Naples Private Tour: with the Archaeological Museum & Historic Center
Duration: 7 hours
$243 BOOK WITH VIATOR Naples: Saint Chiara Cloister and Velied Christ Guided Experience
Duration: 3 to 4 minutes
$62 BOOK WITH VIATOR Naples Oldtown Walking Tour with the Veiled Christ
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Museo Cappella Sansevero reviews
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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