Museo Cappella Sansevero

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The Cappella Sansevero is a chapel located in the historic center of Naples, Italy. The museum is located in the Cappella Sansevero, a chapel built in the 18th century. The museum is based in a historical building with a long and interesting history. During your visit, you can learn about the building's past and how it has been used over the years.

It is known for its elaborate marble sculptures, including the Veiled Christ. The chapel also contains other notable sculptures, such as the Anatomical Machines. The museum also has a collection of paintings, decorative arts, and other historical artifacts. The Cappella Sansevero is a popular tourist destination in Naples and is considered one of the city's major cultural attractions.

How to explore Museo Cappella Sansevero?

  • View the famous 'Veiled Christ' sculpture, a marble statue of Jesus Christ draped in a transparent marble veil. This sculpture, created by Giuseppe Sanmartino in the 18th century,
  • You can also view the sculpture 'Pietà Rondanini' - This sculpture is considered a masterpiece and is a visitt-see for any visitor to the museum.
  • See the 'Anatomical Machines,' a series of dissected human bodies preserved through a process known as 'plastination.'
  • Learn about the history of the chapel and its patron, Prince Raimondo di Sangro, who was known for his scientific and artistic interests.
  • Admire the chapel's Baroque architecture and decorations, including frescoes, stucco work, and marble statues.
  • The museum has a small library that is open to the public and contains a number of rare books and manuscripts.
  • The museum offers guided tours in a number of languages, which can be a great way to learn more about the artworks and sculptures on display.
  • Shop in the museum gift shop for souvenirs and mementos of your visit.
  • The museum has a cafe where you can take a break and enjoy a drink or a snack.

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    2 hours

Address of Museo Cappella Sansevero

Via Francesco De Sanctis, 19/21, 80134, Naples Italy

Opening & Closing time of Museo Cappella Sansevero

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