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Museo Cappella Sansevero, Naples

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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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  • This is one of the most amazing places we have visited in our six months (so far) in Italy. It is not a large museum and you're only in there for an hour max, but the statuary is absolutely... 
    This is one of the most amazing places we have visited in our six months (so far) in Italy. It is not a large museum and you're only in there for an hour max, but the statuary is absolutely...  more »
  • Everybody talked about this place and conviced me to go... GREAT CHOICE! It seems like you're just going to see a Statue? But WHAT A STATUE, it seems real...! 
    Everybody talked about this place and conviced me to go... GREAT CHOICE! It seems like you're just going to see a Statue? But WHAT A STATUE, it seems real...!  more »
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  • 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.
  • This very small museum houses some incredible art and, of course, the sculpture of the veiled Christ, which is simply breathtaking. Definitely reccomend it. Unfortunately, you can't take pictures once inside. We waited over 1 hr to buy tickets for a time slot later in the day, so it is worth buying these before hand online.

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