Museo Cappella Sansevero
Museo Cappella Sansevero
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Built in the late 1500s, this gem of Italian artistic heritage was greatly influenced by the famous Raimondo de Sangro VII, Prince of Sansevero, a genius of science and invention.
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  • Ramona
    Auckland Central, New Zealand639 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful!
    Beautiful but very small museum. It is only one room which you enter through and there you see the magnificent sculpture. I understand why but it was such a shame that no photos can be taken. You really won’t need longer than 15-20 minutes in here.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 July 2023
  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia2,101 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    For Art lovers
    Really nice museum/church/chapel depending on what you want to call it. Lots of art and beautiful architecture to the building, not a very big space so you can easily see this in under an hour. Located on heart of a Naples and easy to get to.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 August 2023
  • will_okeeffe
    Cork, Ireland40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning
    The Sansevero Chapel is incredibly beautiful. The Cristo Velato sculpture is truly mindblowing, but this tiny space is also festooned with many other interesting artworks and curiosities. It is worth getting the audio guide to get the most out of your visit.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 August 2023
  • wiseoldowl
    Reykjavik, Iceland1,412 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful
    Truly awesome veiled Christ carving and all the exhibits worth seeing. I would advise you book online for the €10 before you go and pick your time slot to beat the queues. Quite hard to find but a true gem. Brilliant masterpiece
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 September 2023
  • Isa b
    Gatineau, Canada1,449 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So touching!
    We had reserved tickets ahead of time with an audio-guide. It was worth it to skip the line. The audio-guide was great, as we could learn about the veiled Christ, but also the other paintings and sculptures in the Chapel. Its a quick visit depending on how much you listen to the audio-guide. You can do a good visit in about 1 hr I would say. It is beautiful and and must in Naples.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 September 2023
  • giacomina17
    Brisbane, Australia553 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Totally stunning
    At the moment, you can only get timed tickets online. Many tourists arrived at the ticket office to find that out!! No photos inside and they are very strict about that. Inside is quite small so only a certain number is allowed in at any one time. Most come to see the Veiled Christ- it is stunning and you have to marvel as to how the sculptor did it. Well worth seeing.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 October 2023
  • NadineCr
    Babylon, New York60 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth it!
    Wow, I was hesitant to go here due to some peoples’ negative reviews but boy were they wrong! My boyfriend and I pre-booked and got the audio tour which was SO worth it! (If you don’t prebook, expect to wait in line here) I highly recommend visiting. It was one of our favorite tours in Naples! You cannot take photos inside but it was truly breathtaking.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 October 2023
  • Rebekah
    Bristol, United Kingdom32 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning marble sculpture
    Extradinary sculpture of the veiled Christ. Interesting to compare it to the other veiled sculpture Modesty. This veiled Christ only came into being because the sculptor of modesty died and a new sculptor was commissioned for this piece. Another amazing example of sculpture in marble is the statue deception which really looks like it has a fishing net draped over it but it is actually marble. The chapel is high baroque with skilled use of coloured marble. It is busy and you must book. It is a shame no photos allowed which is at odds with all the other places I have visited including churches.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 October 2023
  • Laura B
    20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Veiled Christ is stunning
    This is a very small museum/chapel in the center of Naples’ Centro Storico, filled floor to ceiling with Rococo art collected by the di Sangri family. The Veiled Christ sculpture by Sanmartino is unbelievably translucent and detailed as is the Veiled Truth by Corradini. I recommend getting the audio guide. Tickets are required and need to be reserved early as they sell out quickly. No pictures are allowed. I bought a book in the gift shop just so I could continue to appreciate the sculptures. Go!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 October 2023
  • Heidi K
    Ylivieska, Finland10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful statue
    A nice place to spend 15 minutes in. Christo Velato is impressive, but if you happen to go there at the same time with a bigger group, it is impossible to take a better look at the statue. The place is tiny! Remember to buy the tickets in advance.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 October 2023
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Michael U
Las Vegas, NV46,371 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Known as Cappella Sansevero Art Museum, or Chapel of Santa Maria della Pietà, this Neapolitan building contains a diverse collection of ornate sculpture visible for just 7Euro. Adhering to a strict photography policy, circumvented only through time and patience, expect to spend an hour in the two small chambers, mesmerized by the ornate netting on Il Disinganno and breathtaking Veiled Christ by Giuseppe Sanmartino. Downstairs guests will also find two anatomical studies of human vasculature that long pre-date the "Bodies" exhibits touring globally
Written 1 February 2020
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david c
23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
The veiled Christ is a must see and is breath taking. However, you are paying €10 for the privilege. The other sculptures and the lovely ceiling are of little importance. If you have travelled to Napoli and are at all interested in sculpture, I would definitely recommend paying to visit. 5 stars because you have to book online and the price goes from €8 to €10! Also the strict no photos policy is ridiculous.
Written 7 October 2020
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FoodieInQc
Quebec City, Canada28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
For us it was a great occasion to compare the work of 2 sculptor on rendering transparency in marble. This place hosts the most unbelievable works in marble carving ever made. Id you do not care for marble sculpture, you might think this is a small and uninteresting place. We visited in low season and got to appreciate the intricate work despite the number of people. I cannot fathom visiting this small place in high season especialt since pictures are not allowed.

Written 4 February 2020
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Paul O
County Monaghan, Ireland5,454 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
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. It lasts just under 25 minutes and is about the right amount of time you need to spend here.

Make sure to book your tickets in advance ideally a couple of days before you plan on visiting as it books out.
Written 10 September 2021
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gojencarr
Watsonville, CA545 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
We had a friend recommend we visit Sansevero during our visit to Naples and we were lucky that a guide we had hired was able to get us tickets at the last minute (you typically need to book in advance, we did not know this). The shrouded Jesus is a phenomenal piece of art, and the other statues in the room are also powerful works of art. HIghly recommend you visit with a guide or at least get the audio guide so that you can get the full scoop on the works of art in the room.
Written 14 January 2022
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Anthony C
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Be prepared for long lines to get into the chapel. Its wonderful. The statue of the veiled Christ itself is worth the visit; the rest of the chapel complements the statue. We went on Epiphany, which is a holiday in Italy and thus there were many Italian tourists. I would like to re-visit the chapel on an off day when it is less crowded. But overall well worth the wait!
Written 2 February 2020
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Jenni G
Staffordshire, UK2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
Did not realise that it was only really the 2 rooms. Criminal how they charge €8 entry; myself and my partner spent €16 and spent about 10 minutes in there max!
We got in the main room, which is the first you go in, saw the veiled Christ (which is beautiful) and were really confused that we had missed something….

Wish I had read reviews before hand haha I was expecting a couple of hours in there. Couldn’t even take a picture!

If you like art/sculpture - I would highly recommend the main cathedral instead which is free to enter and is absolutely awe-inspiring
Written 15 February 2022
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Dear visitor, we are very sorry that your experience did not live up to expectations and that you felt that the price of the 8 euro ticket was excessive. We would like to point out that the Sansevero Chapel is a totally private institution maintained exclusively thanks to the entrance fees paid by visitors. The Chapel does not receive – and never has received – any State funding. If you decide to return to the museum, we recommend you extend your visit and pause to admire the other works or art in the Chapel, such as the statues of Disillusion, Modesty, and the other Virtues, or the Glory of Paradise, the fresco on the vaulted ceiling with its still vivid and radiant colours after over two hundred-and-fifty years, created using of a chemical formula invented by the Prince of Sansevero himself. It is not permitted to take photographs inside the Chapel out of respect for the place and the experience of other visitors, but truly excellent images of all the works can be found on the Museum's website and social media channels. Thank you for your visit. Kind regards.
Written 9 March 2022
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flywithlola
Central Argentina, Argentina1,066 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
I didn´t expect to find this jewel. I was told by a friend to visit this Chappel and I found an amazing work of art of "frescos" with stunning colors and an interesting history behind. It´s a small chappel and doesn´t have ac. At the entrance (on the left) they will provide you with a papel hand fan (if it´s summer you´ll need it). No pictures are allowed inside, to protect this masterpieces. Children under 18 pay half the entrance.
Take your time to appreciate this place, specially the veiled Christ marble sculpture. No words can describe this breathtaking work.
I bought the tickets and got inside right away (in July). There is a toilet in the ticket entrance in case you need it
Written 3 January 2020
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Davor R
Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands710 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Do not miss this when visiting Naples and do not get discouraged by the queue if you did not pre-book, it moves quite fast. If you see one thing in there, it must be the sculpture of the veiled Christ.... indescribable. Before going, browse the site on the internet for some heads-up. An audio guide is recommended, follow it and be patient with the narratives, there is a lot of information to get.
Written 23 January 2020
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Andrea M
London, UK32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Some of the most beautiful marble sculptures we’ve ever seen. We also loved the fact that you absolutely can’t take pictures and use your phone...it enhances even more the experience!
A part for the chapel with the famous Cristo Velato and other really amazing sculptures, there is also a second part with two anatomical models, really ahead of their time. A must visit in Naples, and good to see a place so well preserved, organized and curated.
Written 30 July 2020
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